Prince George's County Historic Preservation Reception - May 23, 2019
The 2019 Annual Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Reception will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm at Snow Hill Manor, 13301 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel. The event is co-sponsored by M-NCPPC, The Prince George’s County Historical Society, ATHA/Maryland Milestones and The University of Maryland’s Planning and Preservation Program, among others. Watch this space for more details on the event as they develop. Invitations will be sent in late April.
RSVP by May 17th to 301.864.0420 or Riversdale@pgparks.com.
Non-Capital Grant Program
The Prince George's County Historic Preservation Commission’s Non-Capital Grant Program (Grant Program) provides grants to support projects that identify, preserve, promote, and protect the historic, cultural, and archeological resources of Prince George's County for the benefit of the public and to encourage the revitalization of communities. These grants are intended to help produce and disseminate information, stimulate public discussion about preservation, make technical expertise accessible, and encourage community partnerships. The Grant Program can be used to pay for the costs of professional services such as preservation and planning consultants, planning studies, design work, and education.
African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund
The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently launched a new program to assist in sharing the history of African American activism and achievement. To find out more information about the Action Fund and how to apply for a grant ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 visit the website.
Tax Credits for Improvements to Historic Resources
As of December 21, 2017, the amortization period for the County’s historic property tax credit program has been extended from five years to ten years. CB-48-2017, proposed by Councilmember Deni Taveras and introduced by the full Council, was adopted by the Prince George’s County Council on October 24, 2017 and signed into law by County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III on November 3, 2017. This new provision allows owners of historic resources who participate in the County’s program, more time to realize the property tax-based refunds available for rehabilitation or restoration expenses approved by the Historic Preservation Commission. Find updated Preservation Tax Credit application materials here.