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Council Grants

FY19 Community Grants Workshops

We strongly encourage applicants to attend one of the workshops. No registration is required. The content of the workshops on December 5 and 7 will be the same and will last between 1.5 and 2 hours. The December 11 workshop will be an abbreviated session for experienced previous applicants and will last less than 1 hour.

December 5 at 1:30 PM

White Oak Community Recreation Center
Social Hall B
1700 April Lane
Silver Spring, Maryland 20874

December 7 at 10:00 AM

Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center
Meeting Room A
12900 Middlebrook Road
Germantown, Maryland 20874

December 11 at 7:00 PM (abbreviated session for experienced previous applicants)

Council Office Building
3rd Floor Hearing Room
100 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20850

The Montgomery County Council believes that a strong partnership with nonprofit organizations is critical to meeting County objectives and the needs of our residents.

Through a formal annual application process the Council accepts funding requests from nonprofit organizations that provide services in Montgomery County to County residents. A community Grants Advisory Group appointed by the County Council assists in the review process through evaluations of proposals. This Group will be augmented by members of the following community groups:  The Montgomery Cares Advisory Group, WorkSource Montgomery, The Interagency Commission on Homelessness and The Montgomery County Food Council. The Council makes decisions on the funding of proposals as part of its actions on the County Operating Budget.

The Council accepts applications for programs and projects that advance the County's services, goals, and objectives, including, but not limited to the following areas: community development, economic development, education, health and human services, and recreation.

Council Grant Application Portal

For FY 2019: all Council and County Executive Grant applications must be submitted through the Online Grants Portal. Please note, there are differences between the FY 2018 and FY 2019 application. These changes will be highlighted at the Community Grants Workshops that will be held in early December.

Visit Online Portal

See more information on County Executive Community Grants.

Important Dates

December 1 FY 2019 Council Grants Application available
December 5 (afternoon), 7 (morning), and 11 (evening) Community Grants Workshops
4pm Thursday Jan 11, 2018 Deadline for FY 2019 applications
February-March Grants Advisory Group Review and Evaluation of Applications
Late April Grants Advisory Group issues report
Late May County Council makes funding decisions on grants as part of County Operating Budget. Proposals selected for funding are effective July 1.

Funds become available approximately 60-120 days after July 1, after execution of a required contract with Montgomery County Government. The grant application provides further details.

For additional information.
Carolyn Chen, Council Grants Manager
240 -777-7935

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