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Project C.O.R.E. – Application of Interest for Fiscal Year 2020

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is soliciting Applications of Interest to the gauge the need for future Project C.O.R.E. funding.  

The information provided in the Application of Interest will be used to inform the fiscal year 2020 Project CORE budget request.

Project C.O.R.E. – Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise – is an initiative to eliminate blight in Baltimore City and make way for new green space, affordable and mixed use housing, and new and greater opportunities for businesses to innovate and grow. The initiative is a partnership between the State and the City of Baltimore to create safer and healthier communities for all residents.

Through the use of Project C.O.R.E. and other complementary funding, the department hopes to continue to support the revitalization of Baltimore City and achieve various community development outcomes such as those described below:

  • Preparation of lots for development, through land assemblage, demolition and/or site development.
  • Stabilization leading to redevelopment, with a focus on specific blocks and neighborhoods. For example, stabilization of scattered vacant properties on a block of majority-occupied housing.  
  • Stabilization of historic or contributing buildings, making them ready for rehabilitation.
  • Predevelopment that expands housing opportunities for people of all economic backgrounds.
  • Site assemblage by land trust entity for permanent affordable housing development.
  • Site assemblage by land trust entity for open space, recreation and/or habitat preservation.
  • Opportunities for urban agriculture and community managed green space, or other potentially interim uses.

All Applications of Interest are due on Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:00 P.M. (noon).  

There are two types of eligible applicants for this Application of Interest: City of Baltimore agencies and nonprofit Community Development Organizations (CDOs) working in Baltimore City.  

All applications should be completed using the online Intelligrants system.  Additional information about the application can be found in the program guidelines.