Human Service Nonprofit Agencies Support People in Times of Need
FREDERICK, MD – Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced awards to 27 local organizations through the county’s Community Partnership Grant program for Fiscal Year 2021. She expressed appreciation to the human service nonprofit agencies that help others reach their potential and share in the community’s prosperity. Grants will provide food to children and seniors; respite service for caretakers of seniors with dementia; home repairs for veterans and seniors with low income; job skills and education for homeless youth; emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence; and 2-1-1 crisis services for residents facing addiction, among many other services. County Council President M.C. Keegan-Ayer and Vice President Michael Blue joined Executive Gardner in announcing the grant awards.
“Our nonprofit partners make a tremendous difference in our community, especially during these difficult times,” said Executive Gardner. “By supporting these human services organizations, we are able to leverage our efforts and resources so we together can make a bigger difference.”
Executive Gardner launched the Community Partnership Grants program five years ago to restore the county’s longstanding partnership with human service nonprofit agencies. The program leverages county resources, avoids duplication of effort and establishes a strong functional collaboration to meet the human service needs in the community. The county saves tax dollars working with the community organizations through early intervention and prevention.
Of the 46 competitive applications received for the grants, an independent panel selected 30 grants to 27 nonprofits to meet needs in one of three categories – housing, seniors and community needs. Funds were made available for one-time purchases, ongoing programs, or both. A list of the grantees is available online at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/CPGawardsFY21
For more information, visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/CommunityPartnershipGrants or contact the Frederick County Division of Citizens Services at 301-600-1454.