The following announcement is from the Department of Housing and Community Development regarding application deadlines for the FY 2015 round of the Community Legacy Program and Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund:
The Fiscal Year 2015 round for the Community Legacy program and the Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund are open. Applications are due July 15.
Governor O’Malley’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget, as approved by the Maryland General Assembly, includes $6 Million in capital funds for Community Legacy and $7.5 Million Capital Funds for the Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund.
Community Legacy provides local governments and community development organizations with funding for essential projects aimed at strengthening communities through activities such as business retention and attraction, encouraging homeownership and commercial revitalization.
The Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund seeks to catalyze activities that accelerate economic development, job production and smart growth in existing Maryland communities. It aims to improve the economic viability of “grey field development” which often faces more barriers than sprawling “green field development.” Since funds are limited, awards focus on those smart growth projects that can have a high economic and revitalization impact in their existing communities.
Click here for more information on Community Legacy or here for information on the Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund. Application training is mandatory. Organizations should e-mail Larry Brown, Project Manager in the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization at BrownL@dhcd.state.md.us for training and information regarding how to apply.