FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maryland Historical Trust Announces Upcoming Webinars to Discuss Historic Preservation Capital Grants

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David Buck

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Maryland Historical Trust Announces
Upcoming Webinars to Discuss Historic Preservation Capital Grants

Program to Fund $600,000 in Preservation Projects
in Fiscal Year 2022

(December 3, 2021) CROWNSVILLE, MD – The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), an agency/division of the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning), today announced two webinars and two question/answer virtual sessions over the next three months to learn about $600,000 in available funding for historic preservation grants through the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program. The webinars and question/answer sessions will be held virtually on December 9, 2021; January 7
and 19, 2022, and February 15, 2022. Applications for the grant funding can be submitted beginning February, 2022.

The goal of this competitive program is to promote the preservation of historic properties listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, either individually or as a contributing structure within a district. Grants up to $100,000 are available for acquisition, restoration, and rehabilitation projects of eligible properties. Predevelopment costs can also be funded for some projects. Eligible applicants include nonprofits, local governments, business entities, and individuals. Project selection will be based on the property’s relative historical or cultural significance, urgency or need of the project, and a public benefit component that meets the mission and goals of MHT as indicated in the grant guidelines. Grant projects selected for funding will be announced summer 2022.

The link to the online grant application portal will be available on the MHT grant webpage, beginning February 1, 2022. The deadline for applying is Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The application must be submitted through MHT’s online grant application portal; hard copies will not be accepted. Guidelines, eligibility information, and a sample grant application will be available by
December 9 on the MHT Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program website at

The webinars and question/answer sessions are free to attend, but registration is required at .

During the general overview webinar, MHT staff will discuss: eligibility of applicant organizations, properties, and projects; documentation required for the application; and selection criteria. Before joining a question/answer session it is recommended to have participated in the general overview webinar. 

Other previously recorded webinars relevant to the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program are available on the MHT YouTube page at . The prior webinars include information about easements, match requirements, specifics for religious sites, and recommendations on how to best answer application questions.

MHT was formed in 1961 to assist the people of Maryland in identifying, studying, evaluating, preserving, protecting, and interpreting the state's significant prehistoric and historic districts, sites, structures, cultural landscapes, heritage areas, cultural objects, and artifacts, as well as less tangible human and community traditions. Through research, conservation, and education, MHT assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage.

For more information about the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program, please contact Barbara Fisher, Capital Grant Administrator, at

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