FY22 Application Round for State Revitalization Programs Opens on May 17

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced this week the FY22 application round for State Revitalization Programs.

DHCD’s State Revitalization Programs (SRP) offer a range of funding to further the revitalization goals of communities across Maryland. For FY22, funding is available from the Community Legacy, Strategic Demolition Fund-Statewide, Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative, National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund and Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund.

The application round will open on May 17 – applications are due June 24.

From DHCD’s press release:

These programs offer funding to support local housing, community and economic development and other revitalization projects. They are part of the department’s commitment to helping the state’s local governments and nonprofit agencies achieve their community revitalization and economic development goals.

Specifically, Governor Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget includes the following* for State Revitalization programs:

  • Community Legacy: $6 million
  • Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide: $7 million
  • Strategic Demolition Fund – Project C.O.R.E.: $7 million
  • Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative (BRNI): $12 million Capital, $500,000 Operating
  • National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund: $7 million Capital, $200,000 Operating
  • Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund: $10 million

*All FY22 funding levels are subject to change.

If this is your first time applying to one of the aforementioned State Revitalization Programs, contact a regional project manager for more information and to determine your eligibility. For a map of regions and additional contact information, visit https://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Documents/SRP/PM-Map-ContactInfo.pdf.

Applications will be due on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. The application portal will be open Monday, May 17.

Community Legacy and Strategic Demolition Fund-Statewide projects must be in a Sustainable Community, or in an Opportunity Zone in Allegany, Garrett, Somerset and Wicomico Counties.

Read the full release for more details.