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.
Request for Proposals - Consultant for Flood Mitigation Strategies Report
The Maryland Historical Trust is seeking a consultant to develop guidance for constituents and partner agencies regarding strategies for historic properties in flood-prone areas of the State. Interested and qualified individuals, firms, or joint ventures / partnerships are invited to submit proposals.
As the State prepares for increased flooding and storm events, particularly in coastal areas, MHT must offer guidance about the risks and benefits of protecting and adapting historic structures in flood-prone areas. This guidance will help ensure consistency in approach across MHT programs as the agency assists local governments, State and Federal agencies, individual property owners, and other third parties in the management of historic properties located in flood-prone areas. The Consultant shall facilitate internal discussions among relevant MHT program staff, review relevant Federal and State laws, regulations, and policies, interview external stakeholders as needed, and analyze findings and make recommendations for “best practices” and possible approaches in Maryland to manage historic properties located in flood-prone areas. Based on these findings and with input from MHT, the Consultant shall develop an illustrated position paper, including bibliography, for public distribution.
This work will be federally funded through a grant to MHT from the National Park Service (NPS) under the Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Provide Disaster Relief to Historic Properties Damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference: 2 pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (in person or via conference call); contact Anne Raines (email@example.com) to confirm attendance.
Proposals Due: In hard copy to MHT by 4:30 pm on July 20, 2015