Having the same goals doesn’t always mean being on the same page, especially when your partners are spread across many neighborhoods and doing everything from exhibiting pictures, to maintaining safe streets. The Central Partnership provides a planning framework that enables its partners to be on the same page (literally).
Many projects in the Central Baltimore area involve multiple organizations. The Central Baltimore Partnership is always available to assist them in collaborating with each other.
Although many of our partners are large organizations with vast infrastructure, others are small groups that can use some assistance in creating plans, organizing meetings, writing grants, getting the word out about what they are doing, or just finding out who to reach out to — so their ideas can become a reality. The Central Baltimore Partnership is there to lend a hand.
There’s no better example of this than our role in seeking state-sponsorship for redevelopment in Central Baltimore. CBP has created grant proposals that (as of Spring 2017) have resulted in approximately $6.5 Million worth of funding for dozens of different projects in Central Baltimore through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative (BRNI), Community Legacy Program and Project C.O.R.E. Although there are different ways to calculate total economic impact, it’s safe to say that the $6.5 million in funding served as a catalyst for projects where total spending was 10-20 times more.
Sometimes the Central Baltimore Partnership takes the bull by the horns to initiate and administer a grants program for our Partners. The HCPI Spruce-Up Community Grant Program is one example.
Whether it’s behind the scenes with movers and shakers, or just shouting from the highest mountaintop, the Central Baltimore Partnership promotes Central Baltimore and HCPI, an agenda that we think will make a great area even better.