Land Acquisition and Planning

Maryland's Rural Legacy Calendar

Deadline for FY2022 Applications is February 9, 2021 by 5:00 PM

How to Apply

Rural Legacy Grant Cycle (dates are estimates only)

Applications are due in the Rural Legacy Office on the second Tuesday in February 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.

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

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.

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

Rural Legacy Program Staff Contacts