Mural at Baltimore's Second Chance store. Photo by Matthew Kuborn for Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

Grant Round Open: Apply Now for the Baltimore City Historic Preservation Fund

01/24/2020
By Jessica Feldt

The Baltimore City Historic Preservation Fund is a dedicated source of funding for revitalization work across Baltimore City now in its second funding round.

Preservation Maryland, in partnership with the Maryland Historical Trust, Baltimore Heritage, and the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, are proud to launch the 2020 round of the Baltimore City Historic Preservation Fund. Funds for the grant program are provided by the Baltimore Community Foundation. The fund’s goal is to provide direct assistance for capital and non-capital activities that advance efforts to preserve historically significant properties in the City of Baltimore.

A special focus of this initiative is to support projects that not only preserve structures but are also important to neighborhood identity and contribute to the revitalization of communities. In the first round of grants, the Baltimore Preservation Fund supported nine projects totaling $70,000 in grant awards that were selected from a highly competitive field of nearly forty applicants.

Tax-exempt organizations performing work in the City of Baltimore are eligible to apply for recommended grant requests of $1,000-$10,000. Projects must take place in the City of Baltimore. Projects eligible for the competitive grant funds include, but are not limited to, rehabilitation work of historic materials, preparation of National Register nominations, educational, research, and planning efforts related to preservation efforts.

HOW TO APPLY

Please see the full guidelines for more information about eligibility, application requirements, and evaluation criteria. To apply, complete the online application, being sure to complete all the fields and attach all required supplementary materials.

The application deadline is May 8, 2020. Please contact Jessica Feldt, Preservation Initiatives Manager at Preservation Maryland by phone at 410-685-2886, ext. 302 or by email at jfeldt@presmd.org with any questions. It is highly recommended that potential applicants call to discuss their project prior to completing an application.

Baltimore City Historic Preservation Fund Application

Baltimore City Historic Preservation Fund Guidelines (PDF)

Jessica Feldt · Preservation Initiatives Manager

Jessica Feldt manages our proactive preservation and grant-giving programs and is here to help you move your project on the path towards preservation.

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