Baltimore, Maryland awards $3.3 million in community revitalization grants to 25 projects and neighborhood organizations

On September 27, 2019, Baltimore, Maryland‘s Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and the city’s Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) named 25 grant awards under the Community Catalyst Grants Program (CCG).

The CCG program is designed to support neighborhood-led community revitalization efforts.

According to the Mayor’s office, the program funds “transformational, neighborhood led investments that significantly remove blighting influences, create a diversity of uses, and foster neighborhood-owned and led enterprises.

The grants, totaling $3.3 million, are expected to help leverage over $52 million in development activity across Baltimore neighborhoods.

The program provides both operating support and capital funds to neighborhood-based partner organizations.

The initial phase of CCG—a competitive awards program—provided $2 million in operating funds for neighborhood-based partner organizations.

These capital dollars are the first round of funds provided to be used for acquisition, gap financing, cooperative economic enterprises, loan funds and planning efforts.

Here are the award winners:

1. American Communities Trust $87,000
2. Arch Social Club $180,120
3. Arch Social Community Network $100,000
4. Baltimore Rock Opera Society $47,100
5. Belair Edison $76,448
6. Black Women Build Baltimore $204,750
7. BRIDGES $300,000
8. City Life Community Builders $125,000
9. Civic Works, Inc. $225,000
10. Coldstream Homestead Montebello CDC $125,000
11. Countered $90,000
12. Creative Alliance, Inc. $125,000
13. Druid Heights $125,000
14. East Baltimore Historical Library $125,000
15. Forest Park Alliance/ WBC CDC $125,000
16. Greater BayBrook Alliance $125,000
17. Harwood Community Association $125,000
18. Heritage Crossing Resident Association $40,000
19. Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition $65,000
20. KMW/ Threshold, Inc. $125,000
21. Monarch Butterfly & WBC $158,000
22. NHS Baltimore $125,000
23. People’s Homesteading Group $200,000
24. Strong City Baltimore $250,000
25. Upton Power $50,000

Photo of Charles Village in Baltimore via Abobe Stock.

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