The Community Legacy program 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.
As a result of the
Sustainable Communities Act of 2010. Community Legacy Areas are now
known as Sustainable
Communities. Funding, in the form of grants and loans, is available for
projects located in these Sustainable Communities, formerly known as Community
Legacy Areas, and is meant to compliment and supplement other State funding
The following entities may apply for Community Legacy funding for projects
located in Sustainable Communities:
Projects should capitalize on the strengths of a community and be part of a
larger revitalization strategy to revitalize a declining area.
Projects/activities typically include, but are not limited to:
The 2016 application round for the Community Legacy Program and Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Growth Fund programs is now open.
Applications, for both Community Legacy and Smart Growth Impact Fund, are due by 3:00 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development utilizes a web-based Project Portal for program applications. MANDATORY training is required before access to the Project Portal is provided.
All applicants must register for the MANDATORY training which will be presented as a pre-recorded webinar that can be viewed at the applicant's convenience.
To register for the MANDATORY training, please visit:
Once you have registered you will be sent an email containing access to the webinar presentation as well as to the online Project Portal where you will complete and submit your application.
In the meantime if you have any questions concerning the program or the
application process please contact your Regional Project Manager:
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706