Federal Hill is one of Baltimore’s oldest neighborhoods dating back to the 18th century when it was the center of the city’s bustling maritime port, hub of industrial growth, and destination to hundreds of thousands of immigrants.

  • 1608

    Captain John Smith notes the “great red bank of clay.”

  • 1788

    Federal Hill earns nickname during parade celebrating Maryland’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

  • 1814

    Federal Hill used as military battery by Commodore David Porter.

  • 1970

    Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Stand on top of historic Federal Hill Park at the eastern edge of the neighborhood and take in the most breathtaking view of the city and the harbor. Or, make the five-minute drive to the tip of Locust Point where Fort McHenry still stands. Across the peninsula, hundreds of picturesque buildings of late 18th, 19th and early 20th century works of architecture line the streets. Federal Hill is a neighborhood steeped in America's history.

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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.