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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits in Eligible Regions for Programs and Projects to Benefit Low-Income Communities

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USA: Maryland: Baltimore County

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Baltimore County Department of Planning

Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #168049

Grant Description

Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and for-profit organizations in eligible regions for programs and projects to benefit low-income individuals and communities. Applicants must contact the funding source in order to submit an application. Funding is intended for activities addressing community services, including crime prevention, employment, child care, drug abuse, health, welfare, energy conservation, education, and recreational needs. Applicants must serve citizens of Baltimore County.

Evaluation of Proposals:

  1. The County seeks applications for projects principally serving extremely low, very-low and low income persons and communities. In evaluating applications for funding, the County will give preference to projects that address at least one of the following stated priorities:
    1. Programs focused on children, youth and families with particular emphasis on the following:
      • Serving residents of multi-family rental properties
      • Community-based centers that provide a wide array of services
      • Youth risk reduction activities
      • Child care centers, including before- and after-school care
    2. Workforce development programs for low-income individuals to include job readiness, job search, job training, and job placement, literacy training—financial and skills-based
    3. Transportation and mobility linkages
    4. Services and adult education for immigrant populations and limited English Proficient populations
    5. Activities benefiting people with special needs, including persons with HIV/AIDS, the developmentally disabled, chronically mentally ill, and/or frail elderly.
  2. The County will also look favorably upon those projects which:
    1. Represent a cooperative effort between the applicant, the community and other private or public partners;
    2. Provide documentation of the applicant’s plan for sustaining the project in the future;
    3. Incorporate performance measurement indicators and outcomes into the goals of their project; and
    4. Leverage other resources for support

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  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants/ subrecipients (sometimes referred to as “subgrantees”) are entities that are provided funds for their use in carrying out agreed-upon, eligible activities. There are three basic kinds of subrecipients. Applicant organizations must be:
- Governmental Agencies: Governmental agencies are public agencies, commissions, or authorities that are independent of the grantee’s government (for example, a public housing authority or a park district). Grantee public agencies undertaking CDBG assisted activities are subject to the same requirements as are applicable to subrecipients (24 CFR 570.501(a)), or
- Private Non-profits: Private non-profits are usually, but not always, corporations, associations, agencies, or faith-based organizations* with non-profit status under the Internal Revenue Code (501(c)(3) documentation required), Examples of private non-profits include private social services agencies (such as those providing job training or counseling, or day care providers), community development corporations, faith-based housing development groups, and operators of homeless shelters, or
- Private For-profits: A limited number of private, for-profit entities can qualify as subrecipients only when facilitating economic development by assisting microenterprises under the provisions of 24 CFR 570.201(o).

Applicants must be registered and in good standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation.

Faith-based organizations are eligible to receive funding, but may not require participation in religious activities as a condition for receiving services.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Organizations may request a meeting with DHCD staff prior to the submission of a proposal by calling or corresponding with the contact at your earliest convenience and no later than January 11, 2022. Meetings will be convened between December 20, 2021 and January 14, 2022. No meetings will be held regarding this solicitation after January 14, 2022.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals are due by 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Questions will be entertained until the close of business on January 14, 2022. It is generally preferred that questions be submitted in writing, either prior to or after the pre-proposal public hearing scheduled for December 15, 2021.

If your organization is submitting for the first time, or did not receive funding through this Department in FY2022, you must request the Username and Password by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022 by emailing the Grants Management Associate, Collen Nevy at the email address listed in contact information below.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Generally, grants range in size from $15,000 to $200,000 annually.

Term of Contract:

The term of any agreement that may result from this solicitation is expected to be for twelve (12) months, beginning July 1, 2022 and ending on June 30, 2023. Baltimore County reserves the right to extend the agreement for additional periods of sixty to ninety days under the same terms and conditions as stipulated in the original agreement.

Contact Information:

Apply online:

Collen Nevy
Grants Management Associate

Contact For Questions Regarding Instructions:
Kira Jeannetta, Acting Grants Administrator
Phone: (410) 887-2572
Facsimile: (410) 887-5696

Baltimore County Department of Planning
Jefferson Building
105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 201
Towson, Maryland 21204

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