Grant Program Funds African-American Historic and Cultural Capital Projects
The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), a division of the Maryland Department of Planning, and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) today announced upcoming workshops to share information on FY20 grant funding available through the African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP). Several workshops are being offered across the state.
“These grants assist with numerous types of preservation and development activities related to African-American heritage properties and we encourage potential grantees to attend the workshops,” said Planning Secretary Rob McCord.
The goal of the AAHPP is to identify and preserve buildings, communities and sites of historical and cultural importance to the African-American experience in Maryland. This competitive program, offered once per year, is supported through an annual appropriation from the Maryland General Assembly, and is administered as a partnership of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and MHT.
Grant awards range from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $100,000. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations and local jurisdictions. Business entities and individuals may also apply for program grants when seeking funds for a preservation or development project that serves a high public purpose.
Eligible projects include acquisition, construction, capital improvement and certain predevelopment costs for African American heritage properties. In the eight years since its inception, the AAHPP has awarded 106 grants totaling $8 million.
Thursday, March 21, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Delmarva Discovery Museum
2 Market Street
Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Thursday, April 11, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Hagerstown Public Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
St. Mary’s County
Thursday, April 4, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Historic St. Mary’s City Visitors Center
18751 Hogaboom Lane
St. Mary’s City, MD 20635
Tuesday, April 16, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Towson Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library
Towson Meeting Room
320 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
Tuesday, April 9, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Havre de Grace Colored School
555 Alliance Street
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Prince George’s County
Thursday, April 18, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center
4519 Rhode Island Avenue
North Brentwood, MD 20722
Program guidelines and grant applications may be found on MHT’s website at http://mht.maryland.gov/grants.shtml. Completed grant applications must be submitted online by July 1, 2019.
The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture is committed to discovering, documenting, preserving, collecting, and promoting Maryland’s African American heritage. The Commission also provides technical assistance to institutions and groups with similar objectives. Through the accomplishment of this mission, the MCAAHC seeks to educate Maryland citizens and visitors about the significance and impact of the African American experience in Maryland.
The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is a state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation and education, the Trust assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. The Trust is an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning and serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.