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FREDERICK, MD – Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced the opening of the application process for the FY23 Community Partnership Grant program that awards competitive grants to non-profit organizations serving the needs of county residents. The grants can be used for community needs, seniors and housing.
“Our human service nonprofits do an amazing job connecting people with the resources they need,” Executive Gardner said. “The benefits to our community have been clear, especially during the pandemic. Together, the County and our nonprofit partners are able to leverage our efforts to provide effective services so we can all flourish and share in Frederick County’s prosperity and high quality of life.”
This year marks the eighth round of the grants program. Grants can be for operating expenses or for one-time purchases. Examples of one-time projects funded in the past include HVAC equipment replacement for a transitional housing shelter, commercial washer and dryers at a homeless shelter, and computer and audiovisual equipment at a community hub center for program participants, among others.
The link to the online application portal will be available beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 10 at https://www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/CPG. We have scheduled a virtual pre-application meeting for Nov. 9, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. The link to the Microsoft TEAMS meeting for this session will be posted in advance at https://www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/CPG.
While the pre-application meeting is optional, it is highly recommended for all agencies to attend for a thorough understanding of application requirements and funding priorities.
The deadline to submit an application is 4:00 p.m., Dec. 14, 2021. Final funding awards will be considered in the county budget process and announced in April 2022, with funding available beginning July 1, 2022.
For more information and program updates, visit the website at https://www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/CPG or contact Citizens Services Director of Operations Kelli Goetz at 301-600-1410 or via e-mail at kgoetz1@FrederickCountyMD.gov.