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Grant in Aid Program

Grants for Organizations Providing
Human Services to the Disadvantaged

Agency Type:


Deadline Date:

12/03/10 5:00 PM


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Grants of $5000 for operating or project funding are available for organizations who provide public service programs for the homeless and at risk populations, low-income households, disabled individuals and disadvantaged or at-risk youth. Applicants must primarily serve these populations and be able to provide documentation on who is served.
Programs must be held in spaces accessible to the disabled, and must be altered to meet the needs of the visually and hearing impaired upon notification of need. Applicants are prohibited from using funding to promote or further non-secular purposes.

Eligible activities include:
1. Activities serving low-income, Harford County residents in the following categories:
Persons with disabilities
Persons who are homeless
2. Activities that can be accomplished during a 12 month period, including operating funds
3. Activities that immediately improve participants’ quality of life and/or assist them in improving and stabilizing their quality of life in the future
4. Activities that support the Harford County Consolidated Plan. The plan is available for review in all local public libraries and on the County’s website at:

Eligible funding items include: salaries, fringe benefits, contractual, service and maintenance contracts, supplies/materials, business/travel, and others (contact the Dept. of Community Services at 410-638-3389 for a complete list).

Funding items not eligible include: property acquisition, capital building projects, equipment – such as computers, copiers, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 124080

Estimated Size of Grant:


Term of Contract:

1 Year


Pre-proposal Conference:

October 20 - 1-2:30 pm, 5:30 - 7 pm
Location: Historic Bel Air Colored High School, 205 Hays Street, Bel Air 21014

October 21 - 1-2:30 pm
Location: Historic Bel Air Colored High School, 205 Hays Street, Bel Air 21014

Call the Dept. of Community Services at 410.638.3389 to RSVP.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications: Please submit the original plus seven (7) copies (a total of eight).

All aplicants must be legally active and in GOOD STANDING with the Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation. The organization’s name in the MD SDAT database must match exactly the organization’s legal name. Visit the web site below to confirm these requirements and initiate any corrective action, if necessary:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For technical assistance: 410-638-3389

For all other inquiries:
Harford County Government
Community Development Division
319 South Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410-638-3389
TTY: 410-638-3086
Fax: 410-803-0433

Grant Coverage Areas:

Harford County

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland