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Gaming Commission Grant

Grants to Maryland Nonprofits in Eligible Locations
for Projects to Meet Community Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Washington County - Office of Grant Management (OGM)

Deadline Date:

05/05/21 3:00 PM - Receipt


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Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for projects to meet community needs. Funding is intended for programs that address animal welfare, health and human services, civic and community activities, emergency services, athletic and recreational activities, and educational and cultural activities. Funds requested may be used for operating expenses, equipment, or capital projects. All funds must be used exclusively in Washington County and cannot be distributed outside of the County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128108

Estimated Size of Grant:

Distributions from the Gaming Fund may not exceed $100,000 per application.

Term of Contract:

The grant performance period for Gaming Commission grants is one year from award announcement (typically early in August).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

General Eligibility:
501(c)(3) charitable organizations with valid status, located in Washington County and provide support, which generally benefits any of the following purposes within Washington County: Health and Human Services, emergency services, animal welfare, civic and community activities, athletic/recreational activities, educational and cultural activities.

Ineligible Organizations and/or requests:
- Churches (religious entities) are not eligible to receive funds. Separate organizations that may operate within a church facility and possess their own 501(c)(3) status may be eligible. For example, a homeless shelter or food pantry distribution site.
- Organizations holding annual tip jar operator’s licenses
- Political or governmental organizations or sub-organizations
- Umbrella organizations (with the exception of the United Way of Washington County)

Pre-Application Information:

Application Period and Award Timeline:
- Completed applications are to be submitted to the Office of Grant Management (OGM) no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Due to the current issues with the postal service, OGM recommends overnight mail services if you are not able to drop off the application in person. No applications, additions, or corrections will be accepted after this date and time. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
- A Public Funding Hearing will be held on June 17, 2021. This year this hearing will be conducted virtually using Zoom. While it is not required that an applicant appear for a hearing, it is encouraged. The Commission utilizes these hearings to ask questions they may have, or clear up issues that may adversely affect their funding decisions. An organization may schedule a hearing time with the Office of Grant Management the day they submit their application and any day after submission up to June 4, 2021. Early scheduling is recommended as time slots do fill up quickly.
- Funding awards will be announced during the Board of County Commissioners meeting in August 2021, with a press release issued soon after. Award letters will be sent out and funds disbursed several weeks after the announcement.

Contact Information:

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

The electronic submission must be emailed to Julie Mackereth and should copy Susan Buchanan Hard copies can be either dropped off at the County Administration Building or mailed to the Office of Grant Management.

Office of Grant Management
100 W. Washington Street, Room 2200
Hagerstown, MD 21740

If you have any questions regarding the application you may call the office main line at 240-313-2040 or email staff directly as follows:
- For general questions regarding downloading forms or technical issues with the application please email Julie Mackereth
- All other questions please email Susan Buchanan

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