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2020 Historic Ellicott City Revitalization Grant Program

Historic Ellicott City, Inc. (HEC) is pleased to announce our 2020 Historic Ellicott City Revitalization Grant Program.

HEC has committed funds raised from last year’s Decorator Show House to our mission of preserving and restoring historic properties in Howard County. While our passion for preservation can be seen throughout the County, our primary focus for this grant cycle is the improvement of properties within the Ellicott City Historic District. The Historic Ellicott City Revitalization Grant Program will provide direct assistance for the rehabilitation, sustainment, and preservation of properties within the Ellicott City National Historic District boundaries.

Applications may be submitted at any time during the 2020 calendar year. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first served basis.

Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. Preference will be given to those projects that exhibit a cost-sharing agreement.

Any building owner, store owner, building tenant (with authorization from the property owner) for profit organizations, non-profit organizations, and religious institutions are eligible to apply.

Eligible projects include but are not limited to the following list:
• Painting • Awnings • Lighting/Security/Safety Devices • Signage repair/new signage • Masonry repair • Door/window repair and replacement • Stabilization and/or rehabilitation of historic properties • Roof replacement & repair • Exterior beautification & curb appeal enhancements • Educational, research, and planning efforts related to preservation.

• Relative historical and cultural significance of the project(s) • Urgency of the need for financial assistance • Administrative capability of the applicant; matching funds in-hand • Extent to which the project stimulates or promotes other preservation activities • Extent to which the project leverages other sources of financial assistance • Readiness of the applicant to initiate and complete the project.

A complete Grant Packet, which includes more about the grant process, the grant program application instructions and application, and more information can be obtained here: 2020 Historic Ellicott City Revitalization Grant Program Packet

Any questions regarding this application or the HEC grant process should be directed to HEC Grant Committee at