Maryland Historical Trust (MHT)
09/03/19 11:59 PM Receipt
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $75,000 to Maryland nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects that will preserve the State's history. An LOI is required prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for survey, documentation, research, conservation, planning and educational activities involving architectural, historic, archaeological, or cultural resources. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged.
Eligible activities may include the development of preservation plans, architectural, archeological, or cultural resource surveys, educational outreach programs and National Register nominations. Eligible projects should seek to preserve the tangible remains of Maryland’s past in a manner that is consistent with MHT’s standards and guidelines.
In FY 2020, special priority will be given to:
- Broad-based and comprehensive archeological or architectural surveys (as opposed to surveys of limited or “development-defined” areas).
- Projects designed to assess, document, or address the impacts of natural disasters, ongoing natural processes, and/or climate change on threatened resources.
-Projects that undertake an in-depth architectural or archeological study of a specific topic, time period, or theme.
Applications for projects that address these priorities will receive special consideration in the application ranking process.
MHT grant funds must be used for costs directly related to research, survey, planning and educational activities involving architectural, archeological or cultural resources. Any costs included in the project budget must be justified in the project narrative. Eligible costs include:
- Salary and Wages: Salaries must be reasonable and customary for the work undertaken, but may include fringe benefits such as health insurance costs. The budget must show the total MHT FY 2020 Non-Capital Historic Preservation Grant Project Guidelines 6 salary/wage for each individual at an hourly or daily rate (e.g., $50/hour for 100 hours for a total cost of $5,000).
- Consultant fees: Consultant fees are eligible as lump sum contracts, however the application and budget must detail and justify all work items included under the contract.
- Contractual Services: Contractual services may include items such as photography, printing and production costs. The budget and project narrative must detail and justify these costs.
- Materials and Supplies: The project narrative and budget must justify and detail these costs.
- Travel: Mileage costs must be billed at the State-approved rate ($0.58/mile). Other travel costs must be reasonable and appropriate for the geographic region.
- Purchase of Equipment: Purchase of equipment necessary for the completion of the project is an eligible cost; however, equipment that has a useful life that will extend beyond the period of the grant (i.e., computers, printers, cameras, etc.) is strongly discouraged, and may be subject to recapture by MHT. The cost of equipment purchase is eligible as cash match.
For further information regarding Eligible Projects and Activities, FY2020 Funding Priorities, and Program Requirements please see: https://mht.maryland.gov/documents/PDF/grants/NonCap/FY%202020-NC-Grant-Application-Instructions.pdf#page=4
GrantWatch ID#: 124187
Individual Non-Capital grant awards generally range from $5,000 to $75,000. The maximum Non-Capital grant award is $75,000.
Projects generally should be completed within twenty-four (24) months of the execution date of the grant agreement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please contact the MHT staff member responsible for your project discipline:
All other projects:
Maryland Department of Planning
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032-2023