African American History

From the 17th century until today, African Americans have been integral to the founding and development of Prince George’s County. Active in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, African-Americans served as soldiers and aided the nation while simultaneously laying the foundation for the historically African-American communities that exist today.

Increased Funding for African American Heritage Preservation Program

Governor Wes Moore announced increased funding for the African American Heritage Preservation Program. Beginning in FY24, the program will have a new annual appropriation of $5 million, which has increased from $1 million annually.

Grant awards range from $10,000 to $250,000. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations and local government jurisdictions. Business entities and individuals may also apply for program grants when seeking funds for a preservation or development project that serves a high public purpose. There is no match requirement for program applicants.

Read the full press release here: Governor Moore Announces Increased Funding for African American Heritage Preservation Program – Press Releases – Office of Governor Wes Moore (

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Fund assists 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.

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