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2020 Community Services Grants Program

Grants to Maryland Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
to Support Projects that Benefit Local Residents

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Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline Date:

01/13/20 3:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Maryland nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to support projects that promote safety, health, and self-sufficiency in local communities. Funding is intended for a range of health and human services programs that enhance the quality of life for residents in Montgomery County. Grants are available for approved equipment and other capital purchases.

Eligible purchases should directly contribute to the following service priorities:

  1. Infrastructure Support (computers, supplies, equipment)
  2. Support for local staff training: Trauma/trauma informed care, Mental Health First Aid, Equity and Social Justice, Strategic Planning

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163877

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

All funded programs must initiate and complete purchases between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All nonprofit agencies, organizations, institutions, or associations providing services in Montgomery County and incorporated under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and offering health and human services activities are eligible to apply.

Organizations that have not received funding for the last three years will be given priority

Organizations must operate in, and provide direct service to residents of, Montgomery County. Organizations may have headquarters and/or administrative offices outside of Montgomery County, as long as the organization demonstrates that client populations to be served by the award reside in Montgomery County.

Vehicles, salaries, conferences, training or operating costs, labor and/or delivery costs or funds to apply to deficits and/or losses in other funding sources are not eligible expenses under this grants program.

The program will not fund:
1. Projects that have an existing deficit from a previous year or a previous project.
2. Organizations that received previous awards, and did not comply with the terms of the award, including submission of project reports and/or participation in a monitoring visit.
3. Projects that will require more than a one-time grant award.
4. Projects that are implemented before the start or after the close of the granting period.
5. Vehicles, personnel, operating or salary expenses of the organization, including training and conferences.
6. Replacement of lost and/or reduced Federal, State, United Way or other funding.
7. Organizations that have an outstanding contractual obligation with the Department and/or the County.

Pre-Application Information:

All Applications must be hand-delivered, and must be received by 3 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2020.

Grants will be announced by July 1, 2020.

All questions concerning guidelines and eligibility should be directed to Montgomery County Health and Human Services well in advance of application deadline. For more information, please contact Victoria Buckland.

Contact Information:

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

Deliver applications to:
Department of Health and Human Services
401 Hungerford Drive, 5th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850
ATTN: Victoria Buckland

Direct questions to:

Victoria Buckland

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Montgomery County

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