Maryland Historical Trust Seeks Applications Historic Preservation Grant Funds Available for Fiscal 2007 - Southern Maryland Headline News

Maryland Historical Trust Seeks Applications Historic Preservation Grant Funds Available for Fiscal 2007


CROWNSVILLE—The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), is accepting applications for fiscal year 2007 Non-Capital Historic Preservation grants under the MHT Historic Preservation Grant Program. It is anticipated that approximately $458,000 in funding will be available.

Only nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions may apply for Non-Capital Historic Preservation grants. Non-Capital projects may include a wide array of historic preservation activities, ranging from historic property research, survey and documentation work to the development of historic preservation educational programs and planning documents.

Completed applications for Non-Capital Historic Preservation grants are due on March 31, 2006. The project selection process will begin in the spring, 2006 and grant awards will be announced in early fall, 2006. The maximum grant award for Non-Capital Historic Preservation grants is $50,000.

A dollar-for-dollar match is required of all local jurisdictions for Non-Capital grants. Nonprofit organizations are not required to provide a match; however, projects that do include funding from other sources will be more competitive in the grant selection process.

In fiscal year 2007, MHT will give priority funding to projects that are consistent with MHT's goals of encouraging heritage resource protection and increasing public awareness and appreciation of Maryland's architectural, archeological, or cultural heritage.

For information, applications, and copies of the open project selection criteria, contact Nicole Diehlmann at 410-514-7625 or ndiehlmann@mdp.state.md.us. Applicants may also write to the Maryland Historical Trust at the Maryland Department of Planning, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032-2023. Applications are available to download from the Internet at http://www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net/ under "forms and documents."

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