What's New

State Grant Program

FY2019 AAHPP Grant Workshops & Application

The Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture are pleased to announce the opening of the FY2019 African American Heritage Preservation Program grant applications and workshops.

The FY2019 AAHPP grant application is now available on the MHT website here: https://mht.maryland.gov/grants.shtml Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm, July 1, 2018 for consideration.

Workshops will be held throughout the state in March and April:

- March 13 - Fairmount Heights (Public Library)

- March 20 - Thurmont (Public Library)

- April 12 - Cockeysville (Historical Society of Baltimore County)

- April 19 - Federalsburg (venue TBA)

Please see the MHT webpage for more information and links to register for a workshop: https://mht.maryland.gov/grants_africanamerican.shtml

For information related to the workshops, grant application, or technical preservation assistance, please contact Charlotte Lake, Ph.D., MHT Capital Grant and Loan Program Administrator at charlotte.lake@maryland.gov or 410-697-9559.

For information related to project scope and the grant selection process, please contact Chanel Compton, MCAAHC Executive Director, at chanel.compton@maryland.gov or 410-216-6190.

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently launched a new program to assist in sharing the history of African American activism and achievement. To find out more information about the Action Fund and how to apply for a grant ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 visit the website.

Tax Credits for Improvements to Historic Resources

As of December 21, 2017, the amortization period for the County’s historic property tax credit program has been extended from five years to ten years. CB-48-2017, proposed by Councilmember Deni Taveras and introduced by the full Council, was adopted by the Prince George’s County Council on October 24, 2017 and signed into law by County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III on November 3, 2017. This new provision allows owners of historic resources who participate in the County’s program, more time to realize the property tax-based refunds available for rehabilitation or restoration expenses approved by the Historic Preservation Commission. Find updated Preservation Tax Credit application materials here.