As a direct result of Preservation Maryland’s advocacy, capital grants for historic preservation have returned to Maryland.

For the first time since 2009, the Maryland Historical Trust will be awarding $600,000 in grants for rehabilitation, restoration, acquisition, and pre-development projects at historic properties which are listed on or eligible for the Maryland Register of Historic Properties.


Grant awards are capped at $100,000. Only work, or a discrete phase of work, which is not already underway or completed can be funded. The Trust cannot reimburse projects for work that is already completed. A perpetual preservation easement will be required on all assisted properties. Entities eligible for grant funding include non-profits, local governments, businesses and individuals.

Historic locks at Havre de Grace, restored with capital grant funding.

Historic locks at Havre de Grace, restored with capital grant funding.

The grant application will be a two-step process. The first step is an Intent to Apply form that will be available in early November and due January 11, 2018. The next step is a full application form that will be available in January 2018 and due February 15, 2018. Both must be submitted through the Trust’s online application system. Interested organizations must submit an Intent to Apply form in order to submit a full application.

Grant Workshops

Four workshops for the next grant round will be held around the state. The workshops will cover eligibility, grantee requirements, tips on developing your project, and guidance on filling out the online application.

Monday, November 13, 2017, 2pm-4pm
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church
Parish Hall
14300 St. Thomas Church Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Allegany Museum
Second Floor Ballroom
3 Pershing Street
Cumberland, MD 21502

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Sheppard Pratt Health System – Towson Campus
6501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21204

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Dorchester Center for the Arts
Second Floor Performance Space
321 High Street
Cambridge, MD 21613

next steps

For more information about the program, please visit the Maryland Historical Trust online. Guidelines and the Intent to Apply portal will be posted by the Trust in early November.

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