Maryland Heritage Areas Project Grant Deadlines

If you are planning to apply for a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) Project Grant for FY 2011, we have posted each heritage area’s grant deadline and submission information here. Applicants should remember that all submissions (except for multi-heritage area projects) must be submitted first to your local heritage area and not directly to MHAA. Please also note that many heritage areas ask for an Intention to Apply form before a full proposal is submitted, so check to see what your heritage area requires. Continue reading

Ruppersberger and Sarbanes Send Staff to Historic Preservation Caucus Briefing

On Thursday, January 21st, the Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus hosted nearly 60 House and Senate staffers at an educational session entitled “Hot Topics in Historic Preservation” in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. This briefing on the national historic preservation program was sponsored by the History Channel and a coalition of preservation partners including the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the National Park Service, the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action, and the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions. Continue reading

Congressman Sarbanes Supports Historic Preservation Funding

For the first time, the federal Historic Preservation Caucus co-chairs coordinated a Dear Colleague letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director, Peter Orszag, requesting funding for the nation’s core historic preservation programs in the President’s fiscal year 2011 Budget, due for release in early February. The letter requested $50 million for State Historic Preservation Offices, $5 million for a digitization/survey competitive grant program for SHPOs, $20 million for Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, $30 million for Save Americas Treasures and $10 million for Preserve America. Twenty-eight members of the House Historic Preservation Caucus signed-on, including Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes. Continue reading

Maryland Historical Trust has joined the Coalition for Full Funding

The Maryland Historical Trust has joined the Coalition for Full Funding of the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The Coalition is a diverse group of national, regional, state, and local organizations that believe full funding of the HPF should be the preservation community’s top priority. Continue reading