New Carrollton — The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is announcing the FY19 application round for three State Revitalization Programs – Community Legacy, Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide (all non-Baltimore City) and the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative.
These programs offer funding to support local housing, community and economic development and revitalization projects. They are part of the department’s commitment to helping the state’s local governments and nonprofit agencies achieve their community revitalization and economic development goals.
Specifically, Governor Larry Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2019 proposed budget items include the following:
Community Legacy: $6 million capital funds*
Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide: $3.5 million capital funds*
Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative: $3 million capital funds and $750,000 operating funds*
*All FY19 funding levels are pending approval by the Maryland General Assembly.
The online State Revitalization Program application is anticipated to open on April 11, 2018, at which time applicants will have access to the application under the “My Opportunities” tab within the Project Portal System at http://projectportal.dhcd.state.md.us. Eligible applicants who are new users must register in the system to gain access.
Applications are due Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
Projects must be located in one of Maryland’s designated Sustainable Communities, areas targeted for revitalization. To see your jurisdiction’s Sustainable Community boundaries, please use the online revitalization mapping tool found at this website: http://www.dhcd.state.md.us/GIS/revitalize/index.html.
Projects should help achieve the strategies outlined in a local government’s Sustainable Communities plan. All Sustainable Community plans can be found online: http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/dn/communities.aspx.
Additional program information is found on the following websites:
Community Legacy: http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/programs/CL.aspx
Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide: http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/programs/SDF.aspx
Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative: http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/programs/BRNI.aspx