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Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Application Round for State Revitalization Programs

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Application Round for State Revitalization Programs

Funding Available from Project C.O.R.E., Community Legacy, the Strategic Demolition Fund-Statewide, Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative, National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund and SEED: Community Development Anchor Institution Program

NEW CARROLLTON, MD — The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is announcing the FY20 application round for six State Revitalization Programs – Project C.O.R.E, Community Legacy, Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide (all non-Baltimore City), National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund, Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative and SEED: Community Development Anchor Institution Program.

These programs offer funding to support various types of revitalization projects, such as housing, small business attraction and retention, arts and entertainment facilities, green spaces, etc. 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 Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget items, approved by the Maryland General Assembly, include the following:

  • Project C.O.R.E.: $18.75 million capital funds
  • Community Legacy: $6 million capital funds
  • Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide: $5.5 million capital funds
  • Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative: $12 million capital funds and $750,000 operating funds
  • National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund: $4 million capital funds
  • SEED: Community Development Anchor Institution Program: $5 million capital funds

Applications will be due on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:00 p.m.  

This is the first year that the Department is launching a competitive application round for SEED. This fund provides competitive grants and loans to anchor institutions for community development projects in blighted areas of the state. Eligible applicants are anchor institutions that qualify as educational institutions and hospitals.

Program information and eligibility is available on our website: https://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/StateRevitalizationPrograms.

Interested applicants should contact their State Revitalization Programs Regional Project Manager with additional questions.

APPLICATION TRAININGS

The Department will be offering three application trainings this year.  If interested in applying to one of the State Revitalization Programs, please attend ONE of the following trainings.

  1. Monday, April 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., (Location: Crownsville) – click here to register
  2. Monday, April 22, 2019, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., (Location: Crownsville) – click here to register
  3. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, (Location: ONLINE WEBINAR), 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Click here  to register
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