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!
In the second blog post of the Maryland road trip series, travel experts Jeff and Diane navigate nature in Frederick County. Their approach was to be outside as much as possible, seeking out trails, rails and different parts of history, preservation and adaptive reuse that they did not see or explore deeply on their first go round the state. The other part was trying not to pack too much into a one-day adventure, but slow down a bit to enjoy. So off they went!