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County Executive's Community Support Grants Program

The County Executive's Office is pleased to offer FY 2023 Community Support Grants to eligible non-profit organizations. Funding is available for the period July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 and is contingent on approval of the FY 2023 budget.

  • Application Available: January 11, 2022
  • Application Deadline: February 22, 2022 at 4 p.m. (Note: The due date was changed/delayed to accommodate the President’s Day holiday.)

Training

A training session will be held for potential applicants on January 18th, 2022 at 10 a.m. To RSVP for the training, please email Laura Shaffer at [email protected].

Types of Grants

This year, due to the availability of federal COVID-19 response funding, we anticipate having two funding sources for competitive applications received through this request for proposals - (1) American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds and (2) County General funds. Projects funded through ARP must either respond directly to a COVID-19 safety net need in the community and/or sustain the capacity of a nonprofit for which revenues have been severely and negatively impacted due to COVID-19. In addition to ARP funds, we anticipate $600K to $700K will be available in County General funds, which are not subject to the COVID-19 restrictions above.

Applications should be for no less than $10,000, and awards typically range from $10,000 to $75,000.

The following types of projects/programs are encouraged:

Operating Costs that allow non-profit organizations to increase their impact and operate more efficiently and effectively to improve and enrich the lives of Anne Arundel County residents and communities. Operating costs include staff costs, consultant fees, occupancy costs, insurance, and program supplies.

One-time equipment purchases (e.g. printers, computers, freezers) required for effective program delivery.

Note: Collaborative Projects are preferred but not required for funding.

County Executive's Priorities
 

The County Executive and review team will prioritize FY 2023 Community Support Grant proposals that:

  • respond directly to a COVID-19 safety net need in the community and/or sustain the capacity of a nonprofit for which revenues have been severely and negatively impacted due to COVID-19;

OR

  • include support for programming and initiatives that focus on one of the following:
    • Providing services to underserved populations in Anne Arundel County
    • Addressing the health and well-being of communities
    • Promoting equity and inclusion
    • Eliminating the Opportunity Gap in Anne Arundel County

Application Process
 

All applications should be completed online through Arundel Community Development Services’ (ACDS) Neighborly Portal.  If you have not already done so, please click HERE to create an account.  A quick guide for getting set up in Neighborly is available on the login page.

View organizations and projects funded by previous community grants
 

Questions
 

Please contact Laura Shaffer, Arundel Community Development Services, at (410) 222-3964 or [email protected] with any questions.

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