Maryland Announces Funding for African American Preservation Projects

Since its founding in 2010, Maryland’s African American Heritage Preservation Program has awarded nearly $10 million in grants to help preserve 115 sites related to African American history. The commission recently announced that $1 million in grants will be available for fiscal year 2021.

The program aims to assist in the preservation of buildings, sites, or communities that reflect the African American experience in Maryland. The grants cover construction-related projects on such sites, including acquisition, rehabilitation, and predevelopment projects like surveys. Projects are eligible for grants of up to $100,000. Individuals, non-profit organizations, local governments, and business entities may apply for funding.

The African American Heritage Preservation Program is administered by a partnership between the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.

The deadline to apply for the African American Heritage Preservation Program grants is July 1, 2020. Application guidelines can be found here.