Each committee is led by a Board Member, but are open to both Board members and non-Board members. The committees meet once a month or more frequently as needed. The committees include:

Business Development

The Business Development Committee is responsible for collecting and analyzing business market data to identify opportunities to support business retention, expansion and recruitment strategies. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Federal Hill Main Street has been committed to researching and sharing grant and low cost loan information to support our local merchants during these challenging times. Going forward, the Business Development committee will work to create a series of workshop/seminars targeted to small, local businesses.

Design

The Design Committee is responsible for physical improvements to buildings, businesses and public spaces. The scope includes cleaning up streets and sidewalks five (5) days a week year-round, installing over 100 commercial urns with flowers, planting trees, and facilitating the design and implementation of storefront renovations and signage improvements. Additionally, the Design Committee works to educate business owners about City ordinances pertaining to sanitation and the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP).

Promotion

The Promotion Committee is responsible for promoting Federal Hill as a great place to dine local, shop small and explore for both visitors and residents. This committee organizes events to promote the neighborhood and businesses and attract visitors to the area (Jazz & Blues Music Festival; Holiday festival; Shop Small Business Saturday, Outdoor Dining). Additionally, the Promotion committee coordinates and oversees the social media strategy and implementation, as well as the electronic newsletter.

Organization

The Organization Committee is responsible for supporting the Executive Director in developing a fundraising strategy to secure funding for mission driven programs and operations. Additionally, The Organization Team oversees the organization’s finances and legal concerns.

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The MD-SERI Emergency Relief Grant
for Federal Hill Main Street

Federal Hill Main Street (FHMS) has received Main Street grant funding from the Governor’s Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative (MD-SERI) to provide COVID-19 relief for Federal Hill businesses located within the Federal Hill Main Street catchment area. This need-based grant funding will be awarded through a grant application process that Federal Hill Main Street will administer per the State’s directives. These grants are one-time awards and are not required to be paid back. Information collected during this application process will not be sold or made available to any entity, except for information required to be submitted to the State of Maryland to comply with grant reporting requirements.

Important Details

  • Each applicant must demonstrate a decrease in revenues and/or increase in expenses due to COVID-19 during the state-established timeframe of March 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
  • Each applicant must currently be in Good Standing with the State.
  • Each applicant must pay an RBDL fee and/or be located within the FHMS catchment area.