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Application Review Requirements

​Application Requirements to Initiate Review Process

To initiate the Maryland Intergovernmental Review & Coordination (MIRC) process, applicants must submit the project/program/proposal electronically via e-mail, (​PDF file or CD), to be distributed among state agencies and local jurisdictions that may be impacted if the application receives approval and/or funding from the approving source. Please ensure that descriptions of the projects are without abbreviations and acronyms.

General submissions should include:

  • A cover letter;

  • The program narrative, budget narrative, and the standard form 424 for financial assistance applications;

  • The program narrative, budget narrative, and designated forms for state programs;

  • Areas to be served/location, including the (site, vicinity map, and address of the project

  • Any staffing requirements or needs; and

  • If known, whether the project is within a certified Priority Funding Area (PFA)

Projects that may have historic implications or that may impact historic structures that are 50 years or older are subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) (​​https://www.achp.gov/protecting-historic-properties/section-106-process/introduction-section-106​). These projects may include, but are not limited to construction, housing, environmental, transportation, etc. 

The following information should be included in application submissions to the clearinghouse to comply with NHPA:

  • A detailed description of the proposed project, noting the nature of the state and/or federal involvement;
  • A map (preferably a section of a USGS topographic quadrangle or an ADC map) clearly showing the location and boundaries of the project area and more detailed site plans, if appropriate;
  • Labeled photographs (print or digital) of the project site including images of all buildings and structures located within the project area, preferably keyed to a site plan;
  • Drawings and/or a written scope of work illustrating any plans to construct, demolish, or rehabilitate buildings or other structures;
  • A brief description of past and present conditions of the project area (wooded, mined, developed, agricultural uses), including the construction dates of any buildings, if known.

​​​​​​​How to Submit a Project for Intergovernmental Review​

The Maryland State Clearinghouse continues to process all applications for intergovernmental review. 

​Please only submit applications electronically and not by regular mail.

Specific application review requirements can be found here.

To determine if your federal or state grant application needs to be submitted for intergovernmental review, please see the following document​​.

To submit a project, the applicant must email the review document electronically as a PDF to mdp.clearinghouse@maryland.gov​ or call (410) 767-4490.​ 

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