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Grants to Maryland Law Enforcement and Government Agencies
for Community and Violence Intervention Programs

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Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP)

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Deadline Date:

04/23/21 3:00 PM


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Grants of up to $85,000 to Maryland law enforcement agencies for community programs and to government agencies for violence intervention programs. Applicants must register in the online system before applying. Funding is intended for operating expenses, equipment, travel, and more.

Programs funded under this initiative should be established and sponsored by a local law enforcement agency to:

  • Provide recreational or athletic opportunities for members of the community;
  • Improve relations between citizens and law enforcement; or
  • Otherwise benefit or improve the community.

Programs can include, but are not limited to police/community events such as “National Night Out.” Community Grant Program funds may also support violence intervention programs established and supported by a local law enforcement agency or another agency of a local government.

The following is a listing of services, activities, and costs that are eligible for support with CGPF funds within a subrecipient’s organization:

  • Personnel
  • Operating expenses
  • Program Supplies
  • Training
  • Equipment
  • Trinkets (items such as hats, mugs, portfolios, t-shirts, gift bags, etc.)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 141501

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

10-20 awards

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards will range from $5,000 to a maximum of $85,000.

Term of Contract:

Commencement of awards funded under CGPF for FY 2022 will begin July 1, 2021 and end on June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding through this application is available to local law enforcement and local government agencies.

Unallowable Costs
- Lobbying and administrative advocacy
- Perpetrator Rehabilitation and Counseling
- Audit costs
- Property insurance
- Printing
- Telephone/Fax (possible funding source exceptions)
- Food/beverage
- Construction projects

The list above is not exhaustive. The Office reserves the right to make additional budget reductions/restrictions and adjustments at its discretion.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Office will conduct a technical assistance conference call to provide further application assistance to answer questions.

The CGPF technical assistance call will be held from 2:00 - 3:00 PM on April 9, 2021.
Call in number: 1-774-298-7110
PIN: 236 365 735#
Meeting Link:

Pre-Application Information:

Online submission deadline: April 23, 2021 at 3pm

Important Dates:
- Date for Application Technical Assistance: April 9, 2021
- Deadline to Request a User ID: April 14, 2021
- Deadline to Submit an Online Application: April 23, 2021
- Letters of Intent to Fund/Denial Letters Emailed: June 2021
- Award Documents Emailed: June 2021
- Sub-award Start Date: July 1, 2021
- Sub-award End Date: June 30, 2022

All applicants must provide proof that they have a valid federal DUNS number and be currently registered with the System for Award Registration (SAM).

In order to use the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services’ web-based application, you must have a User ID. The last day to request a User ID is April 14, 2021.

If you have not previously applied through the web, go to the following URL to obtain instructions and the information required to obtain a User ID and password:

Funds are paid on a reimbursable basis.

To help applicants prepare and submit applications that reflect the Office’s established guidelines and procedures, training is provided through training videos posted on the Office website. These may be accessed through the following URL:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

If you need application assistance, please contact:

Sharon Leason, Program Manager

Justice Schisler, Chief of Programs

If you need assistance with program criteria or have questions on program design, please contact:
Martin Hammond, Deputy Director of Criminal Justice Programs

Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention
100 Community Place
Crownsville, Maryland 21032-2022

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