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Planning Practice Wednesday
Planning Assistance in Action
Protecting Historic Structures from Natural Hazards and Climate Change
MHT and other state agencies tour the U.S. Naval Academy to view flood protective measures
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The Maryland Historical Trust's Cultural Resources Hazard Mitigation Planning Program assists local governments in integrating important historic places into hazard mitigation plans and planning activities.   The program provides technical assistance on a variety of topics related to natural hazards.

Training is also offered through static modules on the Maryland Historical Trust's website  and live presentations on how to conduct a risk assessment and how to complete other components necessary for developing a cultural resources-specific component for a local hazard mitigation plan. 

As a member of the Maryland Resiliency Partnership, the program is supported by the other members of the Partnership.  Partners help respond to technical assistance requests and coordinating training.

Are historic properties in your community vulnerable to flooding? 

Resources and Tools
Maryland InfoPortal - A Digital Catalog of State Assistance Programs

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Maryland InfoPortal (formerly called Redbook Online) is the best one stop for finding financial and non-financial assistance offered by Maryland state government agencies on the web. 
Maryland InfoPortal contains links to 700-plus state programs providing financial, non-financial and technical assistance and direct development to local government, civic and private organizations, and individuals.

Continuing Education & Training
In each newsletter, we highlight the most relevant and timely upcoming events. Our website includes many additional events, so please visit regularly for updates.  Listings are searchable by subject.
Upcoming Conferences and Seminars
Planning related conferences in Maryland and nearby states.
For more listings, please visit our website.

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Maryland/Delaware APA Conference
Friday, October 14 - 16 Towson, MD

MPCA 2016 Annual Conference
Thursday, October 27 - 28, Frederick, MD

Maryland Governor's Grants Conference 2016
Monday Nov. 14 Hyattsville, MD 

Listed webinars are typically free or low cost and cover a wide range of planning related issues. Many include CM credits.
For more listings, please visit our website.
Reed v. Town of Gilbert - One Year Later
Friday, Oct. 14th @ 1:30 p.m. 
CM Approved 

Plan4Health: Building Healthy Streets with ChangeLab Solutions
Friday, Oct. 14th @ 3:00 p.m. 
CM Approved 

Chesapeake Bay Climate Change
Tuesday, Oct. 18 @ 1 p.m.  
Training Around the State
Workshops and classes offered by state agencies or our partners. 
For more listings, please visit our website.
Maryland Solar Congress - Annapolis, MD
Saturday, Oct. 15th - Annapolis, MD

5th Annual Trees Matter Symposium -Silver Spring, MD
Wednesday, Oct. 19th - Salisbury, MD

Maryland Planning Commissioner Training Course
Thursday, Oct 27 -Frederick, MD

Funding Opportunities
Federal, state and/or non-governmental funding.
For more listings, please visit our website.
Environmental Sustainability 
National Science Foundation
Deadline: Oct 20th

2017 Preservation Technology and Training Grants
Department of the Interior
Deadline: Nov. 3rd

Community Progress Foundation - Technical Assistance Scholarship Program 
The Center for Community Progress
Deadline: Nov. 17th

Planning Practice Wednesday is a service of the Maryland Department of Planning. Planning is providing links to training and educational content relevant to planning and growth as a service to its mailing list subscribers. The content and views expressed are not necessarily those of Planning or the State of Maryland.