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Grant program funds African-American historic and cultural capital projects

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) are pleased to announce workshops regarding grants available through the African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP) for FY2015. Five workshops are being offered across the state:

Monday, March 4, 2013 from 2 pm – 4 pm
Allegany County
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
16 Washington Street
Cumberland MD 21502

Monday, March 11, 2013 from 2 pm – 4 pm
Wicomico County
Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center
325 Broad Street
Salisbury, MD 21801

Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 2 pm – 4 pm
Prince George’s County
South Bowie Library
15301 Hall Road
Bowie MD 20721

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 1 pm – 3 pm
St. Mary’s County
Sotterley Plantation
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636

Friday, March 22, 2013 from 2 pm – 4 pm
Baltimore City
Maryland Historical Society
201 W Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Attendees should register online at
or by contacting Kathy Monday at MHT at 410.514.7603 or

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 joint partnership of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the Maryland Historical Trust (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.

Program guidelines and grant applications may be obtained from MHT’s website at or by contacting Kathy Monday at MHT at 410.514.7603 or Completed grant applications must be postmarked by July 15, 2012. For assistance in the development of project scope and
purpose, contact Dr. Joni Jones, MCAAHC Director, at (410) 216-6190 or For assistance with capital project and technical preservation issues, contact Anne Raines, MHT Capital Grants and Loans Administrator, at (410) 514-7634 or

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.