Strategic Demolition Fund

The Strategic Demolition Fund seeks to catalyze activities that accelerate economic development and job production in existing Maryland communities. The Fund 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 will focus on those projects that can have a high economic and revitalization impact in their existing communities.

This year, Strategic Demolition Fund will be available as two separate opportunities based on geography. Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide is available to eligible applicants whose projects are located in all areas except Baltimore City. Strategic Demolition Fund – Project C.O.R.E. is available to eligible applicants whose projects are located in Baltimore City only.

Projects must be located in designated Sustainable Communities. Sustainable Communities are areas found within Priority Funding Areas and are targeted for revitalization. Read more information on the Sustainable Communities Program​.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Lead applicants for Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide are:

  • Local governments working outside of Baltimore City​
  • Nonprofit Community Development Organizations working outside of Baltimore City

Lead applicants for Strategic Demolition Fund – Project C.O.R.E. are:​

  • Maryland Stadium Authority
  • Nonprofit Community Development Organizations working in Baltimore City

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Eligible projects include:

  • Demolition of derelict non-contributing structures
  • Site acquisition and assembly to create redevelopment-sized parcels for solicitation or planned development
  • Site development
  • Construction-level architectural and engineering designs

CONTACTS

Contact a Regional Project Manager if you have any questions concerning the program or current funding opportunities:​​​​​​​​​​​​

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