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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits in Eligible Areas to Provide Programs for Children and Youth

FY24 City of Gaithersburg School-Based Nonprofit Grant


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City of Gaithersburg
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Geographic Focus
USA: Maryland: City of Gaithersburg

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/01/23 4:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Maryland nonprofit agencies in eligible locations to provide school-based programming. Funding is intended to support enriching educational programs for local PreK-12 students. Focus areas include early childhood development, literacy and language, youth mental health, career readiness, addiction prevention, parental engagement and support, student access to equipment and technology, and mentoring. Eligible host schools must have a student enrollment population of 10% or more or at least 150 City of Gaithersburg resident students.

Programs awarded priority funding provide:

  • Clear and committed collaboration partnerships with City of Gaithersburg departments, including Community Services, Sports & Youth Services Division, and the Gaithersburg Youth Opportunities Coalition (GYOC)
  • Focus on extracurricular, in-school mentoring, and/or after school activities
  • Engage in equitable and creative outreach
  • Engage students within all cultural communities and various populations

Focus Areas

Below are the City’s School-Based Nonprofit Grant program focus areas. Through ongoing needs assessments, input from City youth, schools, Educational Enrichment Committee members, and area service providers, these program examples focus on educational support, mindfulness and enrichment needs, and student mental health. Examples of programming that may qualify include but are not limited to:

  • Youth Mental Health Support: individual and group therapeutic counseling, mindfulness, sports, dance recreation, field trip, etc.
  • Workforce Development: resume writing, interview coaching, training, career and employment development, and internships
  • Parental Engagement & Support
  • Addiction Prevention: social and emotional learning, recreation, gang prevention, parent engagement, and wrap around services
  • Digital Access & Inclusion: student access to needed equipment, digital literacy courses, and trainings
  • Early Childhood Development: parent classes, infant/child supplies, childcare for expecting and/or parenting students
  • Mentoring & Education Support Programming: after-school tutoring programs, peer-to-peer support, and academic support to at-risk students
  • Academic Support & Unfinished Learning: programs focusing on equity gaps, academic inequalities, and the need for digital learning opportunities for low-income students
  • Literacy & Language Initiatives from Cradle to Career
  • Grief Education and Counseling: guided conversations surrounding death and loss, expressive arts programs, and experiential activities


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The City of Gaithersburg is seeking not for profit, 501(c)(3) agencies to partner with specific schools in the Gaithersburg area to apply for FY24 School-Based Nonprofit Grants. This grant program is designed to support qualifying agencies that provide school-based programming to City youth in partnership with an eligible Elementary (starting with Pre-K), Middle or High School.

Pre-Application Information
Grant Timeline:
- January 23, 2023: Grant Portal Training for Prospective Applicants
- February 1: Blackbaud Grant Portal Opens
- March 1: Applications Due. Portal Closes at 4 p.m.
- March 2023: Educational Enrichment Committee Reviews Applications
- April 3: Public Hearing(s) on Budget & Tax Rate
- April 17: FY24 Award Notification
- April 26: Public Comment Record Closes
- May 15: FY24 Budget Adoption Hearing
- July 1: FY24 Program Year Begins

A separate application must be submitted for each program.

Portal training recording:

Contact Information
Apply online:

The City of Gaithersburg Community Services Division
Wells/Robertson House
1 Wells Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877


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