Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Announces Fiscal Year 2017 Application Round for State Revitalization Programs

NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (June 8, 2016) – The Department of Housing and Community Development has opened the FY17 application round for three of the four available State Revitalization Programs. These programs, which include Community Legacy, Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide (all non-Baltimore City) and Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative, 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 Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget items, approved by the Maryland General Assembly, 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
Applications are due July 15, 2016. The FY17 application due date for a fourth program, Strategic Demolition Fund – Project C.O.R.E., will be announced shortly.
Applicant organizations must serve communities that include designated Sustainable Community areas (http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/dn/) and projects or initiatives that themselves align with local Sustainable Community Action Plans.

To obtain a State Revitalization Program application, eligible applicants must register via the Project Portal System at http://projectportal.dhcd.state.md.us. If your nonprofit or local government is already a registered user, once logged in, you can access the application via the “My Opportunities” tab. For assistance, please contact Bryan Holtzapple, grants system manager, at bryan.holtzapple@maryland.gov or 410-209-5832.

Additional program information is found on the following websites:
Community Legacy: http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/programs/CL.aspx
Strategic Demolition Fund: http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/programs/SDF.aspx
Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative: http://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/programs/BRNI.aspx
Project C.O.R.E.: http://dhcd.maryland.gov/ProjectCORE/Pages/default.aspx
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CONTACT: Sara Luell, Director of Communications, sara.luell@maryland.gov, 301-429-7803