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Grants for operating expenses, project expenses, and direct client services are available to Howard County, Maryland non-profits assisting low-income families and individuals to achieve stability and self-sufficiency. Areas of interest include health, food, housing, crisis support, employment, education, advocacy, organizational capacity building, and more.
Eligible proposals must be in one or more of the specified areas of interest as follows:
-Food/Shelter: Provides temporary, emergency interventions of food and housing for individuals and families in need. Examples: food pantry/bank, temporary shelter or hotel stays.
-Crisis Intervention: Provides emergency interventions in situations where an individual’s or family’s immediate health, housing or safety may be at risk. Examples: eviction prevention, utility assistance, services for victims of violence or sexual assault, 24-hour hotline, crisis counseling, disaster relief.
-Health: Provides medical care, mental health counseling, or other therapeutic care and support to individuals and families that could not otherwise access services. Examples: primary care, wellness screenings, medical equipment, individual or group counseling, support groups, alternative therapies, respite care.
-Access/Advocacy: Provides assistance that affords vulnerable populations greater access to mainstream services. May also include efforts to engage or educate the surrounding community. Examples: information and referral, interpreting & translation services, English language classes, legal representation, community outreach.
-Opportunity & Stability: Provides services that enhance an individual or family’s ability to become or remain economically independent and adequately housed. Examples: educational supports (tutoring, mentoring, Head Start), employment supports (apprenticeship, job coaching), housing supports, financial literacy, case management.
-Independent Living: Provides services that enable individuals and families to live or engage in the community as independently as possible. Examples: in-home caregiving, food delivery, transportation, group housing.
-Capacity Building: Provides human, financial or intellectual capital to nonprofit human service agencies to strengthen organizational effectiveness or create innovative programs to address emerging needs within the community. Examples: volunteer recruitment, technical assistance, organizational assessments, technology upgrades.
GrantWatch ID#: 138453
July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015
December 12, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, in Columbia, MD.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.