Funding Opportunity: Partners for Places Mini Grants Now Available!

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The Funders Network (TFN), in partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, has announced a new round of Partners for Places Mini Grants.  

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The Maryland Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Plan (NEVI)

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The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced this month that it has submitted the Maryland Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Plan (NEVI) to the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. 

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Hogan Administration Announces $5 Million in Grants Awarded to Heritage Projects by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority

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The Hogan administration announced that 107 matching grants totaling $5.1 million were awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). Grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that attract visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland. 

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Maryland Permanently Preserves 22 Working Farms

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The Maryland Board of Public Works approved 22 new Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at their meeting in May. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 3,339 acres of prime farmland in Caroline, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Queen Anne’s Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Worcester counties for an investment of more than $14 million. 

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Reminder: Deadline for 2022 Maryland Sustainable Growth Award Submissions is July 15 

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Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize the excellent work of individuals, businesses, organizations, and local governments in realizing Maryland’s 12 planning visions by nominating deserving candidates for a 2022 Maryland Sustainable Growth Award. The Growth Awards are presented by the Maryland Department of Planning and include the categories of Leadership and Service, Sustainable Communities, and Preservation/Conservation.  

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