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County Executive Announces FY 2022 Community Support Grant Awards

Program delivers more than $1.8 million in funding to 52 nonprofits

Annapolis, MD (June 21, 2021) Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced this year’s Community Support Grant Program awards, totaling $1,863,000 in funding. The grants will go to 52 nonprofit organizations for Fiscal Year 2022. 

“This year has shown us the value of the community-based nonprofit organizations that work so hard to uplift our most vulnerable residents,” said County Executive Steuart Pittman. “Increasing the size of this grant program is a cost-effective and wise investment of public funds that will engage more of our residents, grow our nonprofit sector, and provide services that enrich the lives of our people. I want to thank the Arundel Community Development Services and our interagency review panel for the rigor with which they assessed applications and the assistance that they provide to help applicants through the process. We look forward to watching these organizations thrive and serve our communities.”

This year, nonprofit organizations receiving Community Support Grants met a COVID-19 safety net need, and/or suffered from a COVID-19-related loss of income or revenue. Awards were prioritized to those organizations that were also facilitating the furtherance of the County’s key human service priorities, including providing services to underserved populations, addressing the health and well-being of communities, and/or promoting equity and inclusion. 

Grant applications are reviewed by an interagency team of County Health and Human Service leaders. The award process and administration of the grants is managed by Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. (ACDS), the County’s nonprofit housing and community development administrator. 

“ACDS received 70 applications this year, totaling $2.69 million in requests, and we were able to fund 52 of those, compared to just 26 last fiscal year,” ACDS Executive Director Kathleen Koch said. “We look forward to working with our community development partners to ensure these investments can have a lasting and positive community impact.”

A sampling of Community Support Grant Awards include funding to support: 

  • Mental health and substance abuse prevention in the Asian American community by My Life Foundation, Inc.,
  • Purchase of two-way radios by Anne Arundel – Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (AAACert) for public safety initiatives and logistics at vaccination events and emergency food assistance distributions throughout the county,
  • General operating funds for the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park to make up for lost revenue due to COVID-19,
  • Case managers at Maryland Re-Entry Resource Center to assist Anne Arundel residents exiting incarceration to obtain employment, housing and other services,
  • STEM after-school program at South River High School for South River, Annapolis High School and Central Middle School students, and
  • Technical assistance for businesses that struggled during COVID-19 as part of Greater Baybrook Alliance’s Getting Back to Business program. 

For more information about ACDS, visit https://acdsinc.org/.

Organizations Receiving FY 2022 Community Support Grant Awards

Name Description
AAACert Communication Radio Guide
ACAN Healthy Food Pantry
Addiction Recovery, Inc. COVID Relief/Technology for Remote Treatment
American Red Cross American Red Cross Services in Anne Arundel County
Annapolis Immigration Network Legal Services
Anne Arundel Literacy Council Literacy, Math, GED & Instruction
Arc of the Chesapeake In Home Family Support Program
Arundel Arundel County CASA, Inc. Court Appointed Special Advocates
Arundel House of Hope Housing the Homeless
Bello Machre Virtual Services for Community Connections
Best Buddies International, Inc. Best Buddies Friendship Program
Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Club Support
Calvary Community Economic Development Corporation Emergency Rental Eviction and Utilities Services
Center of Help Case Navigation
Charting Careers, Inc. Family Partnership
Chesapeake Arts Center Community Arts Education Program
Children's Theater of Annapolis Tuition Assistance for Boys & Girls Club Students
Chrysalis House COVID Operating Support
Creating Communities Youth Program
Greater Baybrook Alliance Getting Main Street Back to Business
Hope for All Turning Houses into Homes
Junior Achievement of Maryland Inspiring Young People to Succeed
Kingdom Kare, Inc. West County Family Support Center
Langton Green COVID Mitigating Livestreaming Activities
Leadership Anne Arundel Neighborhood Leadership Academy
Legal Aid Bureau General Operating for Legal Services
Let's Go Boys & Girls Anne Arundel County STEM Program
Maryland Federation of Art Technology Improvements
Maryland Hall Community Placemaking for the Arts
Maryland Re-entry Resource Center Re-entry Management Services
Maryland Theater for the Performing Arts Healing Through the Arts
Maryland Therapeutic Riding Equine Assisted Services
My Life Foundation, Inc. Asian American Community Mental Health Outreach and Education
OIC of Anne Arundel County Career Pathways
Opportunity Builders, Inc. General Operating Support
Organization of Hispanic/Latin Americans of Anne Arundel County, Inc. Bridge the Gap
Power Hawks Robotics Company FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition
Providence Center Community Development Services
Ralph J. Bunche Community Center, Inc. Restoration Project
Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County Safety and Healthy Housing
Rob's Barbershop Community Foundation, Inc. Foster Parent Virtual Grooming Project
Rude Ranch Animal Rescue Improving Brooklyn Park Access to Animal Care
Samaritan House Increased clinical costs due to COVID
Serenity Sistas Life in Recovery
Start the Adventure in Reading STAIR at Home
The Blue Ribbon Project Mirah's Closet
The Chesapeake Language Project Mentorship Program
The Complete Player Charity Youth Empowerment After School Programming
The Light House General Operating Expenses
The Parents' Place of Maryland Exceptional Parents Need Exceptional Connections
Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center Executive Director Salary
Woods Community Center, Inc. dba Severna Park Community Center Grant Writer
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