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African American Heritage Preservation Program

The goal of the African American Heritage Preservation Program (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. In the eight years since its inception, the AAHPP has awarded 106 grants totaling $8 million.

Program guidelines and grant applications may be obtained from MHT’s website  Completed grant applications must be submitted online by July 1, 2019.

 

2019 African-American Heritage Preservation Workshops 

Worcester County
Thursday, March 21, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Delmarva Discovery Museum
2 Market Street
Pocomoke City, MD 21851

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Washington County
Thursday, April 11, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Hagerstown Public Library
Community Room
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

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St. Mary’s County
Thursday, April 4, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Historic St. Mary’s City Visitors Center
18751 Hogaboom Lane
St. Mary’s City, MD 20635

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Baltimore County
Tuesday, April 16, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Towson Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library
Towson Meeting Room
320 York Road
Towson, MD 21204

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Harford County
Tuesday, April 9, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Havre de Grace Colored School
555 Alliance Street
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

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Prince George’s County
Thursday, April 18, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center
4519 Rhode Island Avenue
North Brentwood, MD 20722

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