Funding Application Process Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Division of Neighborhood Revitalization
State Revitalization Programs Application Fiscal Year 2019
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

How much money is available? What Programs will be funded?
For Fiscal Year 2019, the Division anticipates that almost $13.25 million will be available through theState Revitalization Programs (SRP) listed below:

  • Community Legacy/Community Legacy Neighborhood Intervention $6 million*
  •  Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide (Except Baltimore City) $3.5 million*
  •  Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative $3 million capital &
    $750,000 operating*

*FY19 funding levels are pending approval by the Maryland General Assembly and are therefore subject to change

What is the Community Legacy Program?
Community Legacy, a program of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (the “Department”), is implemented in close coordination with local community partners and other Stateagencies. Community Legacy is a smart growth tool that catalyzes new investment in older neighborhoods and business districts in support of local revitalization plans for designated Sustainable Community Areas. Community Legacy funds assist leaders from urban and suburban communities, andsmall towns that have a comprehensive approach to encourage community reinvestment, economicdevelopment and resource conservation.  Over time, these strategies achieve and maintain vibrant places for Marylanders to live, work and prosper.

Community Legacy provides resources to assist local governments and their nonprofit community development partners in realizing comprehensive community revitalization initiatives. It is intended as a flexible resource to fill key funding gaps not being met by other State or local financing and to position older communities for increased private investment. Community Legacy funds support a wide range of local initiatives aimed at both attracting new residents and businesses and encouraging existing residents
and businesses to remain and reinvest in a community

Examples of revitalization activities supported in the past include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishment of a revolving fund to attract home buyers to purchase and rehabilitate homes.
  • Programs for existing homeowners and businesses to improve their properties.
  • Development of mixed-use projects that may combine housing, retail, office, public and open space.
  • Development and/or ownership of open space.
  • Development of public infrastructure that is related to a Community Legacy project, such as parking, lighting and improvements to pedestrian and bicycle circulation.
  • Streetscape improvements along streets that are generally not State highways.
  • Strategic demolition, including land banking, to stimulate redevelopment.
  • Acquisition and/or improvement of vacant buildings or unimproved land.

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