Before Europeans arrived in Maryland there were many tribes of indigenous people with complex communities and languages, and while these tribes differed in several ways, they shared many aspects of their culture, too, like music. In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Preservation Maryland is sharing an introduction to the sounds and songs of Maryland’s first people.
Project Restore Accepting Applications in Early September
Project Restorewill provide $25 million to fill vacant retail and commercial buildings and support business investment, job creation, and economic growth in Maryland‘s communities. Businesses opening or expanding into vacant retail and commercial properties may be eligible for Project Restore grants from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Project Restore grants can help new and growing businesses with rent payments and operating costs in their first year. Please visit https://dhcd.maryland.gov/projectrestorefor more details. The “Notice of Funding Availability” is now online. The department will post a sample application in the coming weeks, and the application portal is projected to open the week of September 7th-10th.
UPDATE: Date/time change for Burtis House Stabilization Proposal Opening
The Proposal Opening for responses to the Burtis House Stabilization RFP has been rescheduled. The new date and time for the Proposal Opening is Tuesday, August 31 at 2pm EST. The proposal due date remains Monday, August 16 by 5pm EST. Respondents may attend the Proposal Opening at the rescheduled date and time via the Zoom link provided in the RFP document.
Preservation Maryland applauds Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones for the creation of the new State Park Investment Commission. With visitorship reaching all-time highs in the last year, there has also been an unprecedented strain on the current state parks and their resources. Chaired by former Governor Parris N. Glendenning, the new commission will be tasked with making recommendations for improvements of current parks and the need for new parks in “recreational deserts.”