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African American Heritage Preservation Program Grants

African American Heritage Preservation Program Grants


Last year, 12 projects received a collective $1 million in support

March 10, 2014Arts Across Maryland

The African American Heritage Preservation Grant Program is administered as a joint partnership of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT). Last year, 12 projects across 10 counties received $1 million in support, collectively.

The program supports for the acquisition, construction, and capital improvement of buildings, sites, or communities of historical and cultural importance to the African American experience in Maryland. The amount available for awards will be known once the State adopts a budget in early April.

Parties interested in submitting a proposal should discuss project parameters and budgets with the MCAAHC and MHT staffs before developing a proposal. Applicants should closely read the application, guidelines, and instructions to understand all submission requirements.

For assistance in the development of project scope and purpose, contact Dr. Joni Jones, MCAAHC Director, at (410) 216-6190. For assistance with capital project and technical preservation issues, contact Anne Raines, MHT Capital Grants Administrator, at (410) 514-7634. Click here to read the 2013 Annual Report for the African-American Heritage Preservation Grant Program.

Sign-up for a workshop

The Maryland Commission on African-American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) will be holding workshops in March 2014 regarding grants available through the African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP) for FY2016. 

Click on the session you would like to attend to register.

Monday, March 10, 2014 from 11 am – 1 pm
Turner Station, Baltimore County
Union Baptist Church
105 Main Street
Turner Station MD 21222

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 2-4 PM
Westminster, Carroll County

NAACP, Carroll County Branch #7014
Carroll Nonprofit Center
255 Clifton Blvd., Suite 310
Westminster, MD 21157

Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 2-4 PM
Derwood, Montgomery County

Agricultural History Farm Park - Activity Center
18410 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

Monday, March 17, 2014 from 2 pm – 4 pm
Crownsville, Anne Arundel County
Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development
People’s Resource Center
100 Community Place
Crownsville MD 21032

Thursday, March 20 from 11AM -1PM
Lansdowne, Baltimore County

Baltimore County Public Library
Lansdowne Branch
500 Third Avenue
Lansdowne, MD 21227

Friday, March 28, 2014 10am to 12 pm
Dorchester County
Harriett Tubman Museum
424 Race Street
Cambridge, MD 21613