Elizabeth Janney, The Patch
Some Maryland national parks and trails will receive a little more federal funding this year, including one in Towson, thanks to the National Park Service.
Hampton National Historic Site has received an $80,052 grant to repair its historic plantation entrance gate.
Funding comes from the National Park Service’s Centennial Challenge. In celebration of 100 years of national parks, the agency delegates funds to chosen parks and historical sites to help with renovations.
In the past two years, more than 150 projects nationwide have received $25 million in congressional appropriations and more than $45 million partner-matched funds to “improve visitor services, support outreach to new audiences, and strengthen partnerships to reinvigorate national parks and forge connections to new communities,” according to the challenge’s webpage.
For example, the Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail will receive $54,080 in grants to support the Trail to Every Classroom project, according to Congressman John Sarbanes, D-Towson.