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Maryland's Rural Legacy Calendar

Deadline for 2016 Applications is February 12th 2015 by 5:00 PM

How to Apply

2016 Grant Cycle

Applications due in the Rural Legacy Office by the close of business, 5:00 p.m. New Rural Legacy applicants submit full applications according to the format identified in the Manual.

February – April
State agencies review projects. DNR combines comments and prepared consolidated comments and summary to Advisory Committee and Rural Legacy Board.

April – May
Advisory Committee and Board review applications, receive presentations from new Sponsors, and may conduct site visits of proposed new Rural Legacy Areas, or those that are proposed for expansion or reduction in size.

June
Advisory Committee Chairman presents the Committee’s recommendations and report to the Rural Legacy Board

July
Rural Legacy Board develops preliminary recommendations and makes final recommendations to the Board of Public Works.
Governor announces Rural Legacy Program Grant Awards

July and August
Board of Public Works approves grants and Rural Legacy funds are encumbered for the approved areas.

August and September
Rural Legacy Program prepares Grant Agreements for each Sponsor who received funding.

November
Rural Legacy Board sends Annual Report to the Maryland General Assembly.

February 2015
Applications due for FY 2016 Funding