Department of Housing and Community Development Announces State Revitalization Programs

Row homesThe Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced the Fiscal Year 2024 application round for seven State Revitalization Programs opened on April 26, 2023.

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 Wes Moore’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget includes the following for State Revitalization programs:

Community Legacy: $6 million capital.

  • 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.

Maryland Facade Improvement Program: $1.5 million capital.

  • Maryland Facade Improvement Program projects must be in a Sustainable Community. In addition to being located in a Sustainable Community, BRNI projects should be located in an area targeted by an eligible BRNI applicant in their 5 year strategic BRNI plan.

Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide: $5 million capital

Strategic Demolition Fund – Project C.O.R.E.: $20 million capital

Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative (BRNI): $12 million capital, $500,000 operating

National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund: $7 million capital, $200,000 operating.

  • National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund applicant projects should be in Sustainable Communities located: 1) in Prince George’s County, at least in part, within the boundary created by interstate 495 in the State and the District of Columbia; OR 2) in Montgomery County, within an Enterprise Zone or the boundary created by: a) Prince George’s County, b) Maryland Route 200, c) Interstate 270, d) Interstate 495 to the Maryland state line, and e) The District of Columbia.

Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Program: $10 million capital.

  • Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Program projects must be located in an area of blight and support the improvement of a neighborhood. Projects do not need to be located inside of a Sustainable Community, but projects in Sustainable Communities will be given priority consideration for funding.

The application portal opened on Wednesday, April 26. Applications will be due on Thursday, June 29, 2023, at 3 p.m. 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.

Application training will be held via webinar on Tuesday, May 2. To register for application training and to view additional program and application information, visit

To see your jurisdiction’s Sustainable Community or Opportunity Zone boundaries, use the online revitalization mapping tool found at this website:

Projects should help achieve the strategies outlined in a local government’s Sustainable Communities plan. All Sustainable Community plans can be found at