Maryland Historic Trusts’ Capital Grant Program Returns

MHT is excited announce the return of the Capital Grant Program, which is funded this year for the first time since 2009!

MHT will be awarding $600,000 in grants for rehabilitation, restoration, acquisition, and predevelopment projects at historic properties which are listed on or eligible for the Maryland Register of Historic Properties.  Grant awards will be capped at $100,000.  Only work, or a discrete phase of work, which is not already underway or completed can be funded; we cannot reimburse projects for work that is already completed.  A perpetual preservation easement will be required on all assisted properties.

The grant application will be a two-step process.  Step one is an Intent to Apply form available in early November and due January 11.  Step two is a full application form available in January and due February 15.  Both must be submitted through our online application system.  You must submit an Intent to Apply form in order to submit a full application.

For more information about the program, please visit our web page, where you can find eligibility information. Guidelines and the Intent to Apply portal will be on the web page in early November. Please contact Charlotte Lake, MHT Capital Grants Administrator, with questions (charlotte.lake@maryland.gov or 410-697-9559).

We will be holding workshops in four locations across the state: Upper Marlboro (Prince George’s County), Cumberland (Allegany County), Towson (Baltimore County), and Cambridge (Dorchester County).  Workshops will cover eligibility, grantee requirements, tips on developing your project, and guidance on filling out the online application.  Details of workshop dates and locations are available on our web page.   Please RSVP for the workshop you plan to attend by calling Kathy Monday at 410-697-9575.