Baltimore City Historic Preservation Fund

A partnership with Preservation Maryland, the Maryland Historical Trust, Baltimore Heritage, and the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, has launched the Baltimore City Historic Preservation Fund.

Funds for the grant program are provided by the Baltimore Community Foundation. The fund’s goal is to provide direct assistance for capital and non-capital activities that advance efforts to preserve historically significant properties in the City of Baltimore.

A special focus of this initiative is to support projects that not only help support the preservation of structures, but to prioritize projects that are important to neighborhood identity and contribute to the revitalization of communities. Tax-exempt organizations in Baltimore City are eligible to apply for recommended grant requests of $1,000-$10,000. Projects eligible for the competitive grant funds include, but are not limited to, rehabilitation work, preparation of National Register nominations, educational, research, and planning efforts related to preservation efforts.

Please see the full guidelines for more information about eligibility, application requirements, and evaluation criteria. To apply, complete the online application, being sure to complete all the fields and attach all required supplementary materials.

The application deadline is April 12, 2019. If you have questions, please contact Jessica Feldt, Preservation Initiatives Manager at Preservation Maryland by phone at 410-685-2886 ext. 302 or by email at [email protected]. It is highly recommended potential applicants call to discuss their project prior to completing an application.

Fells Point Flood Mitigation Guidelines

CHAP is excited to share our newly created Flood Mitigation Guidelines. These non-regulatory guidelines are intended to help property owners in flood prone local historic districts better understand their options for making their property more resilient to flooding. These guidelines use Fells Point as a case study area, but the strategies presented will be helpful for many property owners throughout the city. These guidelines were developed in coordination with the Baltimore Office of Sustainability thanks to a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service as administered by the Maryland Historical Trust.

Federal Hill Local Historic District Designation

In coordination with the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association, the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) is pleased to announce that Federal Hill has been designated a local historic district. For more information about the new district, click here!

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