The African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP) provides grants to assist in the preservation of buildings, sites, or communities of historical and cultural importance to the African American experience in Maryland. The AAHPP is administered as a partnership between the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC). Grants range from $10,000 to a maximum of $100,000. The deadline to apply to the grant program is July 1, 2022 at 11:59pm.
This spring, the MHT and the MCAAHC will hold two in-person overview workshops and three virtual Q&A workshops for prospective applicants.
The first African American Heritage Preservation Program Grant Workshop is in person, this Thursday, April 7th, 11:00a.m. at MHT, which is located at 100 Community Place in Crownsville.
The second in person workshop will be held on Thursday, April 28th, 11:00a.m. at Washington Co. Free Public Library, located at 100 South Potomac Street in Hagerstown.
Virtual Question and Answer (Q&A) workshops will be offered on:
- Thursday, May 5, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.
- Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.
(An email link to virtual workshops will be emailed to registered attendees the evening before the workshop.)
To apply, register for a workshop, view grant documents, or for more information, visit MHT’s African American Heritage Preservation Program website.
For assistance in developing project purpose, programming, and advice on site interpretation please contact Chanel Compton, Director of the MCAAHC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-216-6190.
For assistance with developing technical preservation, construction, and budget components of your project, or with technical questions about the application, please contact Ivy Weeks, MHT Capital Programs Administrator, at email@example.com or 410-697-9559.