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Capital Projects - Removal of Architectural Barriers

Grants for Building and Improving Community Facilities
for the Disabled and Disadvantaged

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Baltimore County Office of Community Conservation (OCC)

Deadline Date:

02/01/11 4:00 PM


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Grants are available for the purchase, construction, reconstruction and/or rehabilitation of community buildings that benefit low and moderate-income individuals and households. Funds may also be used to help prevent or eliminate slums or to meet community development needs where existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community. Energy efficient design features and the aesthetic quality of the buildings are encouraged.

Funding facilities to shelter persons having special needs, including shelters for the homeless, convalescent homes, hospitals, nursing homes, battered spouse shelters, halfway houses for runaway children, drug offenders or parolees, residences for individuals with disabilities and temporary housing for disaster victims are encouraged.

Funds may not be used to support routine repair and maintenance projects or for structures that are inherently used for religious activities.

Preference will be given to projects that address at least one of the following priorities:

1. Programs or projects serving low and moderate income persons and communities in the identified community conservation areas that remove architectural barriers and create or expand access for persons with disabilities;
2. Capital projects which create or expand vocational, day or residential options for persons with disabilities;
3. Capital projects which improve homeless shelters/facilities and/or day facilities for the elderly;
4. Capital projects which bring eligible nonprofit facilities into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and which continue to address the accessibility of public facilities; and
5. Capital projects that revitalize and improve the infrastructure of communities in conservation areas

The County will also look favorably upon those projects which:
(a) Represent a cooperative effort between the applicant, the community and other private or public partners;
(b) Provide documentation of the applicant’s plan for sustaining the project in the future;
(c) Incorporate the proposed HUD performance measurement indicators, attached as Exhibit I, into the goals of their project; and
(d) Leverage other resources for support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 124265

Term of Contract:

1 Year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

1. Proposed projects must anticipate providing direct benefit to citizens of Baltimore County.
2. Organizations must be public or incorporated nonprofit organizations with 501(C) status with documentations that they meet the specific requirements for eligibility to receive funding as defined in Federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 570, as amended for CDBG Program (see for guidance).
3. Organizations must be registered and in good standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation.
4. Faith-based organizations are eligible to receive funding, but may not require participation in religious activities as a condition for receiving services.
5. Projects must meet a HUD national objective and must comply with the HUD environmental review process (see for guidance).

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Pre-Proposal Public Hearing took place on December 14, 2010.

Contact Colleen Mahony, Grants Administrator for details.
Colleen Mahony, Grants Administrator
Phone: (410) 887-5785
Tty: (410) 887-2799
Facsimile: (410) 887-5696
E-Mail: Cmahony@Baltimorecountymd.Gov

Pre-Application Information:

Please submit questions (preferable in writing) until the close of business on January 6, 2011. Organizations may also request a meeting with OCC staff before submitting an application (up until January 6, 2011).

Applicants proposing more than one project must use a separate application packet for each.

Submit Applications to:

County Office of Community Conservation
Drumcastle Center
6401 York Road, 2nd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Envelopes should be clearly marked “Capital Project Application” and be brought to the OCC Office from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on or before February 1, 2011 for those applicants that wish to hand-deliver their applications.

Contact Information:

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

Colleen Mahony, Grants Administrator
Baltimore County Office of Community Conservation
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, Second Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Phone: (410) 887-5785
Tty: (410) 887-2799
Facsimile: (410) 887-5696
E-Mail: Cmahony@Baltimorecountymd.Gov

Grant Coverage Areas:

Baltimore County

Funding or Pin Number:

RFPC 2012

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland