April 8, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PLANNING BOARD APPROVES
GRANTS TO REHABILITATE AND RESTORE HISTORIC PROPERTIES
UPPER MARLBORO, MD.—Twelve historic properties in Prince George’s County will receive funds to restore columns and windows, repair roofs, stabilize foundations, and complete other critically needed preservation projects under a total of $300,000 in grant awards approved by the Prince George’s County Planning Board of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC).
The awards were made under the Prince George’s County Historic Property Grant Program. The grant program was approved in 2008 by the County Council and is administered by M-NCPPC’s Prince George’s County Planning Department. The program is governed by guidelines developed by the Planning Board in partnership with the County’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC).
The 12 grant awardees were selected from applications received and compiled by Planning Department staff. Final recommendations to the Planning Board were made by the HPC.
The projects selected for awards and their locations are as follows:
The criteria for selection included: significance of the property, equitable countywide distribution of grant funds; urgency of need, retention of original materials in the project, provision for long-term preservation, applicant’s administrative capability and readiness to initiate and complete the project, demonstrated community interest and support, educational and innovative value, and leveraging of other preservation activities.
Photos and descriptions of the award-winning projects and additional information on the grant program are available at www.pgplanning.org/hpgrants.htm or by contacting the M-NCPPC Historic Preservation Section at 301-952-3680.