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Non-Capital Historic Preservation Grant

Grants to Preserve Our Past

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Maryland Department of Planning: (MHT) Maryland Historical Trust

Deadline Date:

03/31/11 postmarked


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Grants of up to $50,000 are available to non-profits and local government agencies for projects that will preserve Maryland’s history. Funding will support programs in the areas of: historic property documentation; archeological investigations; documentation of folkways and cultural history through oral histories; and heritage tourism development, such as brochures, tours and site improvements.

Eligible activities may include the development of preservation plans, architectural, archeological, or cultural resource surveys, educational outreach programs and National Register nominations.

Funding is categorized into three program areas: Research and Documentation Projects, Education Projects, and Preservation Planning Projects.

Special priority will be given to projects located within state certified Priority Funding Areas (PFAs) or to those projects located outside of PFAs that will result in the protection of significant historical and cultural resources and the conservation of an area’s rural landscape and character. Special priority will also be given to broad-based preservation planning initiatives that assist local governments in guiding appropriate development or redevelopment within their jurisdictions. Applications for projects that address these priorities will receive special consideration in the application ranking process. To determine whether your site is located within a PFA, go to PFA On-line Mapping at:

Grant funds may not be used to pay for the following items: legal fees; insurance premiums; appraisal fees; operating costs, including existing staff salaries and overhead expenses; and food or beverage costs. These items may, however, be considered toward an applicant’s matching contribution.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 124187

Estimated Size of Grant:

$50,000 maximum

Term of Contract:

2 Year


  • Local Governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Archival projects that seek to conserve or catalog historic collections are not eligible for Non-Capital Grant funding.
Publication of previously completed manuscripts, unless the research was conducted under the auspices of MHT.

Pre-Application Information:

INTENTION TO APPLY - (see attached form below) is due December 10, 2010 (postmarked) and may be sent via:

Email (preferred submission method) - Nicole Diehlmann at

Facsimile - Nicole Diehlmann at 410-514-7678

U.S. Mail - Nicole Diehlmann, Chief, Office of preservation Planning and Museum Programs
100 Community Place
Crownsville, Maryland 21032-2023

Applicants who fail to submit an Intention to Apply form may still submit a complete application package.

APPLICATION - Applicants must submit (1) signed original and ten (10) copies of the Non-Capital Grant application (see attached form below) and all attachments to the Maryland Historical Trust via mail (e.g., United States Postal Service, UPS, Federal Express) postmarked by March 31, 2011. MHT strongly recommends submitting application packages by registered mail. Hand-delivered applications will not be accepted. In addition, grantees must submit an electronic version of the application form to Nicole Diehlmann at

It is strongly recommended that you contact MHT staff to discuss your project prior to submission of an application.

• Municipal and County governments - 1:1 matching is required. Matching may be a combination of cash and in-kind labor and materials.
• Non-Profit Organizations - matching is desirable. Matching funds are not required but will make the applicaiton more competitive during the review and ranking process.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Archeology—Maureen Kavanagh, 410-514-7660 or
Architectural Survey—Thomas Reinhart, 410-514-7645 or
All other projects—Nicole Diehlmann, 410-514-7625 or

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USA: Maryland