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Community Service Partnership (CSP) Program

Grants to Maryland Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
to Improve the Quality of Life of Low-Income Residents

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Howard County

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01/15/20 11:59 PM - for One-Time Grants


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Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to help low-income families and individuals to achieve stability and self-sufficiency. Funding is intended to improve, promote, and support the delivery of vital human services that address the basic needs of the residents of the Howard County community.

The following funding request types are considered:

  • Operating Grants may be used to fund operating expenses to support the on-going administrative functions of an agency; project expenses to support the cost of a specific program or service; and direct consumer assistance
  • One-Time Grants may be used to fund one-time project expenses such as equipment replacement, technology upgrades, or vehicle replacement. 
  • Human Service Transportation Grant may be used to fund transportation services for adults with disabilities, to access  employment, health care, and social services
  • Plan to End Homelessness (PEH) Grants may be used to fund priority services, as determined by the Howard County Board to Promote Self-Sufficiency, to continue the implementation of the Plan to End homelessness. 

Strong applicants will demonstrate:

  • Alignment with the stated purpose of the funding and eligible activities
  • Demonstration of financial health
  • Positive impact on agency’s ability to deliver services, increase stability, build capacity, etc.
  • Priority need for funding the proposed project
  • Ability to ensure access to services across diverse needs and populations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138453

Term of Contract:

Fiscal Year 2021 grant year (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) IRS tax exempt status,
- Be seeking funding for services provided to the residents of Howard County, Maryland (if the agency serves a larger geographic area, funding may only be requested for those services that are offered within Howard County, Maryland), and
- Be in compliance with all Federal, State and local housing and human rights laws.

Pre-proposal Conference:

On November 15, 2019, the Office of Community Partnerships hosted two FY21 CSP Grant Information sessions. If you were unable to attend, click here to view the presentation slides:

Operating Grant Pre-Application Information Session is being held at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia in Room 347 on Monday, December 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Click here to register:

For additional information or to request accommodations to participate, please contact Cara Baumgartner (see details below).

Pre-Application Information:

DCRS is now accepting applications for One-Time Grant funding for the Fiscal Year 2021 grant year. The application deadline is January 15, 2020, by 11:59 PM.

Application deadlines:
- One-Time Grant - Open application; due January 15, 2020.
- Operating Grant - Closed application (no new applicants); due January 15, 2020
- Human Service Transportation Grant - Closed application; due January 15, 2020.

Additional information:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

For more information contact:
Megan Godfrey Jackson, CSP Manager

Cara Baumgartner
410-313-6411 (voice/relay)

Howard County, Maryland
George Howard Building
3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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