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Community Response Grant (CRG)

Grants to Maryland Health and Human Service
Nonprofits to Address Unexpected or Unplanned Costs

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United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM)

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Grants of up to $7,500 to Maryland nonprofit health and human service organizations, as well as churches, preK-12 schools, hospitals, and IHEs, to address unanticipated and urgent needs. Applications are accepted from organizations serving Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford, Howard, and Carroll Counties.

United Way of Central Maryland’s Community Response Grant (CRG) application is an opportunity for nonprofit health and human service organizations to request United Way support for urgent, unexpected or emergency organizational needs.

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
-Increased need for program supplies as a result of unexpected, urgent circumstance
-Unexpected equipment replacement/repair costs
-Time specific/time limited/special opportunities that require the leveraging or additional resources / matching funds
-Organizational needs that are outside of the normal budget planning process, that emerge based on an urgent or emergency circumstance.

Examples of Approved CRG Requests:

Examples below are taken from previous Community Response Grant funding requests that were approved. Please note that making a similar request does not guarantee funding.

-A/C system stopped working in July and had to be repaired.
-Organization's thrift store was broken into in middle of the night and glass door had to be replaced (portion not covered by insurance).
-Support purchase of new commercial freezer to replace one that stopped working unexpectedly. Freezer needed to store meats and frozen produce for food pantry.
-Costs for bed bug extermination that had to be performed immediately after infestation at residential facility.
-Repair costs for a donated truck used to supply tools and materials to work sites.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164711

Estimated Size of Grant:

Organizations may apply for up to $7,500 per application.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

United Way of Central Maryland will accept applications from 501(c)(3) health and human service nonprofit agencies and other organizations that align with the IRS tax law (an agency that may not be a 501(c)(3), but may have other nonprofit IRS designations). For example, churches, public and charter schools (pre-K through 12) and not-for-profit hospitals may apply. University and college programs or schools are also eligible to apply.

Organizations that currently receive Community Operating Grants or other funding from United Way are eligible to apply for a Community Response Grant. Likewise, applying for and/or receiving a Community Response Grant does not affect your eligibility to apply for a United Way Community Operating Grant.

Applications requesting support for these activities will not be considered:
-Ongoing staff costs or other currently budgeted costs
-Foreclosure prevention
-Professional fees/contract fees/audit costs
-Membership fees
-Ongoing equipment lease/rental
-Fundraising events/sponsorships
-Any capital expenses (such as building repair, equipment repair/purchase) requested without the proper documentation (as outlined in Attachments section.

Examples of Denied CRG Requests:

Examples below are taken from previous Community Response Grant funding requests that were denied because requests were not considered to be for urgent, unexpected or emergency organizational needs.

-Funding for software to connect more clients to services.
-Funding to support purchase of hearing aids, eyeglasses, and gift cards for participants.
-Funding for after-school activity transportation.
-Funding for 6-month pilot program unless there is a required match

Applications requesting support for these activities will not be considered:
-Capital improvement costs
-Religious activities (religious organizations may apply for funding for non-sectarian activities)
-Lobbying activities

Pre-Application Information:

The last date for any organization to submit an FY 2019 Community Response Grant in any jurisdiction will be June 15, 2019 and must be submitted through the online grant application portal.

Applications are reviewed and funding decisions made by the corresponding jurisdiction’s Community Partnership Board. Where possible, applications will be reviewed and applicants notified of funding decisions with 15 business days of application submission.

Applicants may apply up to two times per jurisdiction within a fiscal year cycle (July 1 – June 30). Applicants may receive only one Community Response Grant per jurisdiction per fiscal year.

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

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