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MACRO Conflict Resolution Grant

Grants to Support Conflict Resolution
Programs in Maryland

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Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO)

Deadline Date:

03/19/12 5:00 PM


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Non-profit organizations and government agencies in Maryland are welcome to apply for grants for programs and projects that promote conflict resolution through the use of mediation. The goal of the funding is to broaden conflict resolution services and encourage excellence in mediation. There are two options within this grant opportunity: Conflict Resolution Grants and Community Mediation Performance-based Grants.

Conflict Resolution Grants: This grant opportunity includes the following categories for funding:
* Starting or Expanding an ADR Program – including, but not limited to, case screening and referrals, hiring/recruiting new mediators, case management, creating a quality assurance program, program evaluation, and public awareness projects for ADR programs.

* Mediator/ADR Practitioner Quality – including, but not limited to, trainings, workshops, conferences, and assessments.

* Public Conflict Resolution Education – including, but not limited to, conflict resolution skills trainings and conflict prevention workshops for members of the public.

* Conflict Resolution Services – including, but not limited to, providing and/or using mediation, community conferencing, large group facilitation, etc. to resolve disputes or complex, problematic issues.

* Research- structured academic research on topics related to dispute resolution in Maryland.

Community Mediation Performance-based Grants:
Grants in this category are available to non-profit organizations or government entities in Maryland that provide community mediation services that meet MACRO’s Ten-Point Model of Community Mediation. Funding is based on how well centers are meeting the ten-point model, on the number of conflict resolution intakes and sessions that a center provides, and on the amount of matching funds raised.

Funding in this category is open by invitation-only: Applicants must contact MACRO first. Community mediation center start-up grants are available to help create new programs in areas not currently served by existing programs. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 for FY2013 funding.

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GrantWatch ID#: 127856

Estimated Size of Grant:

Mini grants-up to $5,000. Regular grants-over $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must start on July 1, 2012 or later, and all grant funds must be spent by June 30, 2013.


Contact Information:

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

Grants Director
Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO)
903 Commerce Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

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