Community Partnership Grants

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced the FY18 Community Partnership Grant program that will award competitive grants to non-profit organizations serving the needs of county residents. The grants can be used for one-time needs or for operating funds. Grants will specifically target community, seniors and housing needs.

“The Community Partnership Grants program allows the county to collaborate with many of our exceptional local non-profit organizations,” said Executive Gardner. “These groups provide more effective and efficient human services than any one of us can provide alone.”

This year marks the third round of the grants program, which restored a long-standing partnership with local non-profit organizations. Grants can be for operating expenses or for one-time purchases. Examples of projects funded in the past two years include an HVAC system for transitional housing for homeless families, transportation services for seniors and behavioral health crisis services, among others.

Applications will be available here beginning October 27. Potential applicants who have not previously received funding through the online Community Partnership Grant application process must attend a pre-proposal meeting at 2 p.m., October 27, 2016,  at Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, Md in the first floor hearing room. Attendance is optional for agencies who received funding in FY16 or FY17.

The deadline to submit a proposal is December 1. Funding awards will be considered in the county budget process, with funding available beginning July 1, 2017.


Monday, February 6, 2017 Review Panel Recommendations forwarded to Budget Office and CE

February (TBD),  2017 CE  will include recommendations in the budget process

March (TBD), 2017 CE holds public hearing on budget requests and appeals

April (TBD), 2017  CE FY2018 budget presentation

May (TBD), 2017 County Council holds public hearing on CE proposed budget

May (TBD), 2017 County Council must adopt budget and tax rates

For more information, contact Citizens Services Division Director Monica Grant at 301-600-1065 or via e-mail