State Revitalization Programs

​​​​The Fiscal Year 2025 application round for State Revitalization Programs has been announced!


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Department’s State Revitalization Programs (SRP) offer a range of funding to further the revitalization goals of communities across Maryland. The funding programs are primarily used to support expenses associated with capital projects – in other words, something that will result in “bricks and mortar” with at least a 15-year shelf life. The most competitive applications for funding explicitly connect a project to the revitalization strategies and goals from their community’s Sustainable Community Action Plan​.

The Department cannot guarantee a round of funding in every program each year as funding is requested by the Governor and subject to the approval of the General Assembly. Specific program requirements are found in the Program Guidelines under "More Information."

Sustainable Communities - Geographic Threshold Requirement

All projects awarded SRP funds should be located within the boundaries of a Sustainable Community and help achieve the outcomes identified in a community’s Sustainable Communities Action Plan.  

Examples of Funding Projects

While every community is different, SRP funds often focus on revitalization projects targeted to commercial and residential districts. Common types of SRP projects include but are not limited to:  

  • Upper story redevelopment that increases residential dwellings in historic business districts
  • Commercial façade improvement programs to enhance the marketability of a downtown or Main Street
  • Adaptive reuse of vacant schools for community and educational amenities, such as, community centers and health care or day care facilities
  • Neighborhood pocket parks to make residential areas more attractive to new home buyers and existing residents
  • Arts, cultural and historic amenities, such as museums and theaters, to not only provide entertainment to residents, but attract visitors
  • Small business incubators to help attract new businesses to downtown
  • Development or enhancement of community open space or neighborhood beautification and place making projects
  • Acquisition/rehabilitation of vacant residential properties to increase the supply of low/moderate income housing units

Funding Programs Overview

How to Apply

​​The Fiscal Year 2025 application round for State Revitalization Programs has been announced! 

  • Round Announcement and Portal Open to accept applications: Monday, May 6, 2024
  • Applicant Training: Monday, May 20, 2024 (Two virtual sessions, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.)
  • Online Applications Due: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 3 p.m.

Applicants are encouraged to read program guidelines, attend an application workshop, and contact program staff with any questions. 

To begin or continue an application, visit the project portal​ beginning on May 6, 2024. 

More Information

Contact your regional project manager if you have any questions concerning these programs or current funding opportunities.