In 2013 the National Park Service awarded more than $7.6 million to eight East Coast states to help stabilize or repair historic properties damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Maryland received $1.47 million, of which $909,250 was awarded through a competitive sub-grant application process that concluded earlier this year. Hurricane Sandy, which hit the East Coast in October of 2012, brought high winds, heavy rain, snow, and flooding to Maryland.
In addition to the sub-grants, the federal funds will be directed toward disaster relief and resiliency planning, conducting survey activities, and developing a Cultural Resource Hazard Mitigation Program within the Maryland Historical Trust.
A full list of sub-grants and other initiatives which will be funded through this federal grant is available HERE.
The Maryland Historical Trust is currently soliciting public comments on all projects. The public comment period will end Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5 pm.
Contact Anne Raines, MHT Capital Grants and Loans Administrator, at 410-514-7634 with any questions.