In order to apply, the property has to be located within a designated Sustainable area -- primarily the National Register Historic District. The Town has received $50,000 in grant money each year since FY2013, and is currently working on the FY2016 program.
Legacy Grants Photo Gallery
Properties map of Community Legacy Grant Recipients
Community Legacy Application Package
**Submittal date for the first round of applications is April 28, 2017.
|East Main Street||Seton Avenue|
|1 - 3 E. Main Street|
|21 E. Main Street|
|22 E. Main Street|
|110 E. Main Street|
|122 E. Main Street|
|210 E. Main Street|
|216 E. Main Street|
|218 E. Main Street|
|300 E. Main Street|
- An owner who is interested in applying for the program should contact Zach Gulden, Town Planner at 301-600-6309 to ensure that their property and their project qualifies.
- A local Sustainable Community Work Group reviews the applications received
and forwards them to the Maryland Historical Trust for review. The MHT review
determines whether the property is a "contributing structure" to the historic
district, and whether the proposed project complies with Federal standards for
materials and work on such structures.
- Once approved, the Town and property sign an agreement -- with a time frame
for completion -- and the work can commence.
- When the work is completed, the owner pays the total amount to the contractor
and provides proof to the Town that the contractor has been paid.
- The Town submits a reimbursement request to DHCD for the 50% grant money,
and provides a check to the property owner once the reimbursement is
**This process takes a few months, but the results have been very positive for both the property owners and the Town in general.