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Historic Preservation Grant Fund

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF GRANT FUNDS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROJECTS

The Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is seeking proposals from non-profit organizations or municipalities that wish to apply for matching funds to finance local non-capital historic preservation projects in Montgomery County. Application materials must be received by May 18, 2015.

Up to a total of $60,000 may be available to be awarded in this grant round.

A range of projects will be considered, with special priority given to projects that document or interpret historic resources or use technology to present information and engage the public in historic preservation. The types of projects that will be considered include, but are not limited to: GIS mapping, apps for mobile devices, development of websites and digitally accessible content, digitizing analog materials, walking tours of historic districts, handbooks, design guidelines, explanatory brochures for owners in historic districts, historic site brochures or other interpretive materials, historic district or site survey and documentation, feasibility studies for building or site restoration or preservation, oral history taping/transcriptions, videos, or exhibits pertaining to county history or architecture, and other educational projects.

Successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to provide matching funds, through either cash or in-kind services, with emphasis given to applications that will match the grant dollar-for-dollar. The HPC reserves the right to modify the budget amount and scope of services of the original proposal. Awardees will be required to carry adequate insurance, as specified by the County’s General Conditions of Contract, Article 15. The HPC will notify applicants of their selection by May 29, 2015. Successful candidates will be required to enter into a contract with M-NCPPC by June 19, 2015 or risk forfeiture of their grant opportunity.

Application materials and guidelines:

Applications may be submitted via email to Scott Whipple or delivered to Historic Preservation Commission, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), 8787 Georgia Avenue, Room #204, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910. Applications must be received by close of business on May 18, 2015. Late applications may not be reviewed. Please direct questions to Scott Whipple, historic preservation supervisor, at 301.563.3404.

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