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County Executive Pittman Announces FY23 Community Support Grants Program 

Applications open now for eligible nonprofit organizations

Annapolis, MD (Jan. 11, 2022) Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. (ACDS) announced today that the application period is now open for Community Support Grants. The community grant programs offers FY 2023 funding for eligible nonprofit organizations that provide vital services to county residents. 

“Nobody is better at serving our most vulnerable residents than the community-based nonprofit organizations in this county,” said County Executive Steuart Pittman. “We established this program in our first budget, and throughout this pandemic it has delivered over and over again for the people and in the places where the needs are greatest.” 

Priority consideration will be given to applications that are:

  1. Responding directly to a COVID-19 safety net need in the community and/or addressing a gap in nonprofit revenues due to COVID-19, or

  2. Making services available to underserved populations, addressing the health and well-being of communities, promoting equity and inclusion or working towards eliminating the opportunity gap in Anne Arundel County.   

ACDS will once again oversee the grant process for the county. Last year, the County awarded 52 nonprofit organizations a total of $1,863,000 in funding. 

“We are excited we can help the county build the capacity of our community partners who are providing much needed services for our residents. Programming can range from GED and jobs skills training for adults seeking to improve their employment prospects to respite services for families with children who have disabilities,” said Erin Karpewicz, ACDS Executive Director.   

The application period is open now and will close on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Funding is available for the period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 and is contingent on County Council approval of the FY 2023 budget. If awarded, funds will be made available on or around July 1, 2022. 

Applications will be accepted through the ACDS Neighborly Portal, available HERE. New applicants must first register to access the portal, anyone who needs assistance registering or has questions about the grant process should contact Laura Shaffer, ACDS Grants Associate, at 410-222-3964 or [email protected]. Detailed grant guidelines and more information is available HERE

ACDS will conduct a brief virtual training for Community Support Grant applicants on Tuesday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m. Please RSVP to Laura Shaffer at [email protected] to receive the link. The training will be recorded and posted on the county's website.  

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