The Maryland Historical Trust provides support for a wide variety of historic preservation-related activities, including property acquisition and rehabilitation, documentation and survey, heritage tourism development, and educational programs.
In addition to tax credits, MHT offers financial assistance through grants for preservation projects, or loans. Each program has different eligibility standards and operating regulations, so please be sure to read each program's guidelines closely to make sure your project is eligible.
Heritage Fund Grants: The Heritage Fund, a cooperative effort of Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust, provides direct assistance for the protection of endangered cultural resources and promotes innovative education projects that can inform best practices across the state. The fund is intended to serve the needs of tangible cultural resources in Maryland. Historic sites, buildings, districts, objects, and archaeological resources are all eligible for funding. Non-profit organizations and local jurisdictions are eligible to apply. Eligible projects fall into three general categories: education and research, planning and feasibility, and repair and rehabilitation.
Organizations located within the boundaries of a Certified Heritage Area (CHA), and organizations with projects taking place within the boundaries of a CHA, are considered Maryland Heritage Area Program Partners. Partners may be eligible for a variety of benefits designed to support economic development through the promotion, creation and support of heritage tourism products. Harford County’s CHA is the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway.