Barns tell the story of Maryland. They are stunning visual anchors on the agricultural landscape that mark time and remind us all of the Old Line State’s farming heritage. From the weathered tobacco barns of Southern Maryland to the towering bank barns of Western Maryland, the forces of nature, development and neglect have left many barns in need of repair. This introductory guide is meant as a first place to begin a project to restore a historic barn.
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.
Finding funds for your preservation rehabilitation project can be complex and confusing. Fortunately, in Maryland, there are many programs designed to help private property owners maintain and rehabilitate their historic structure. Historic tax credits are a critical tool and may be just the funding boost you need to get your project completed!