African-American Heritage Preservation Program Grant Workshop

Grant program funds African-American historic and cultural capital projects.

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) are pleased to announce workshops regarding grants available through the African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP) for Fiscal Year 2018. Several workshops are being offered across the state.

Calvert County

Wednesday, March 29, 11:30a – 1:30p
Melvin’s Place (formerly known as Duke’s)
1155 Hallowing Point Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Prince George’s County

Tuesday, April 11, 11:30a – 1:30p
Oxon Hill Library
6200 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Workshop attendees should register online at MHT’s African American Heritage Preservation Program webpage.

The goal of the AAHPP is to identify and preserve buildings, communities, and sites of historical and cultural importance to the African American experience in Maryland. This competitive program, offered once per year, is supported through an annual appropriation from the Maryland General Assembly, and is administered as a joint partnership of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and the Maryland Historical Trust. Grant awards range from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $100,000. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations and local jurisdictions. Business entities and individuals may also apply for program grants when seeking funds for a preservation or development project that serves a high public purpose. Eligible projects include acquisition, construction, capital improvement, and certain predevelopment costs for African American heritage properties. In the six years since its inception, the AAHPP has awarded eighty-two grants totaling $6 million in funding to projects statewide.

Program guidelines and grant applications may be obtained from MHT’s website. Completed grant applications must be submitted online by 11:59 PM on July 15, 2017. For assistance in the development of project scope and purpose, contact Maya David, MCAAHC Interim Director, at (410) 216-6190 or For assistance with capital project and technical preservation issues, contact Anne Raines, MHT Deputy Director, at (410) 697-9584 or