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Grants to Maryland Agencies, Courts, Nonprofits,
and IHEs for Dispute Resolution Programs

Conflict Resolution Grants

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Maryland Judiciary - Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO)

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Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations, government agencies, courts, and IHEs to support alternative disagreement resolution projects and programs. The goal of this program is to increase the efficiency of Maryland’s courts, prevent the escalation of disagreements into litigation or violence, and increas access to justice.

To support the Maryland Judiciary’s mission to provide fair, efficient, and effective justice for all, MACRO’s Conflict Resolution Projects Grants provide funding for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs or projects which develop, improve, and expand high-quality ADR services statewide. 

These grants are being offered to benefit the courts and the people of Maryland with the goal of increasing efficiency in the courts, expanding access to justice, and preventing conflicts from escalating into violence or litigation.

Categories for funding consideration:

  • Starting or Expanding an ADR Program  
  • Mediator/ADR Practitioner Quality  
  • Public Conflict Resolution Education  
  • Conflict Resolution Services  
  • ADR‐Related Research

For more information about these categories see the Special Conditions document below.

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GrantWatch ID#: 132634

Term of Contract:

Grants are awarded on a defined schedule based upon funding availability. State-funded grants are awarded within the State Fiscal year: July 1 through June 30. Costs may not be incurred prior to the start of the award period. Costs may not be incurred after the end of the award period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Courts and local government agencies within the state of Maryland, non‐profit organizations, and institutions of higher education working in Maryland are eligible to apply.

Grant funds may not be used to purchase alcohol or to support religious or lobbying activities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants may participate in the following online sessions to ask questions and learn about the application process:

Courts and other ADR Projects
February 4, 2020 – 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Community Conferencing
February 5, 2020 – 10:00 to 11:30 AM

RSVP to to obtain meeting link.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by Friday, March 27. 2020. Applicants who are awarded funding will receive notice in early June of 2020.

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

Applications should be emailed to

For questions, contact:
Alecia Parker

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