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Maryland Historical Trust Announces Funding for Historic Preservation Research, Planning and Outreach Projects 
CROWNSVILLE, MD (May 18, 2017) - The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning, is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2018 Non-Capital Historic Preservation grants. Funding from the MHT Grant Fund for Fiscal Year 2018 is $200,000.

Nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions may apply for Non-Capital Historic Preservation grants. Non-Capital grants provide support for a wide variety of research, survey, planning, and educational activities involving architectural, archeological, or cultural resources. Eligible activities may include preservation plans, historic and cultural resource surveys, educational outreach programs and National Register nominations.

Intent to Apply forms for Non-Capital Historic Preservation grants are due on June 19, 2017. The deadline for completed applications is August 14. The project selection process will begin immediately and grant awards will be announced in the fall of 2017. The maximum grant award for Non-Capital historic preservation grants is $75,000.

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

In FY 2018, MHT will give special priority to: projects focusing on poorly documented regions of the state; the study and documentation of threatened resources, especially those susceptible to increased flooding and coastal erosion; and documentation of underrepresented themes, communities or resource types.

Prospective applicants should plan to attend an upcoming workshop. Due to demand, we have scheduled a second workshop in Crownsville on Thursday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The workshop will include information about the program and FY 2018 funding priorities, eligible activities and expenses, and applying and reporting online. For workshop reservations, information, applications, and copies of the open project selection criteria, contact Karen Kennedy at (410) 697-9550 or Karen.Kennedy@maryland.gov. You may also write to the Maryland Historical Trust at the Maryland Department of Planning, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032-2023. Application materials are available on the Maryland Historical Trust webpage at MHT.Maryland.gov/grants_noncap.shtml.

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