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Posted: 06/19/2015

Maryland Historical Trust
Office of Preservation Services

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is the state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Marylandís past. Through research, conservation and education, MHT assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. Part of the Maryland Department of Planning, MHT serves as Marylandís State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. In addition to its administrative office in Crownsville, MHT includes the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum in St. Leonard, Maryland, which houses the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory.

Request for Proposals - Consultant for Flood Mitigation Strategies Rep
Professional Opportunity
Crownsville, MD

The Maryland Historical Trust is seeking a consultant to develop guidance for constituents and partner agencies regarding strategies for historic properties in flood-prone areas of the State. Interested and qualified individuals, firms, or joint ventures / partnerships are invited to submit proposals.

As the State prepares for increased flooding and storm events, particularly in coastal areas, MHT must offer guidance about the risks and benefits of protecting and adapting historic structures in flood-prone areas. This guidance will help ensure consistency in approach across MHT programs as the agency assists local governments, State and Federal agencies, individual property owners, and other third parties in the management of historic properties located in flood-prone areas. †The Consultant shall facilitate internal discussions among relevant MHT program staff, review relevant Federal and State laws, regulations, and policies, interview external stakeholders as needed, and analyze findings and make recommendations for best practices and possible approaches in Maryland to manage historic properties located in flood-prone areas. Based on these findings and with input from MHT, the Consultant shall develop an illustrated position paper, including bibliography, for public distribution.

This work will be federally funded through a grant to MHT from the National Park Service (NPS) under the Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Provide Disaster Relief to Historic Properties Damaged by Hurricane Sandy. †

Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference: 2 pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (in person or via conference call); contact MHT to confirm attendance

Proposals Due:†In hard copy to MHT by 4:30 pm on July 20, 2015

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How to apply
RFP documents are available on MHT's website at: http://mht.maryland.gov/grants_Sandy.shtml
Anne Raines
Phone: 410-514-7634
Maryland Historical Trust
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032

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