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Council Grants

For more information on the FY18 grants process watch:

FY18 Community Grants Workshops

We strongly encourage applicants to attend one of the workshops. The content of each will be the same. We anticipate that each workshop will last between 1.5 and 2 hours. No registration is required.

December 6 at 2:30 PM

The BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, Maryland 20874

December 8 at 7:00 PM

The Council Office Building
3rd floor Hearing Room
100 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850

December 13 at 1 0 AM

White Oak Community Recreation Center
1700 April Lane
Silver Spring, Maryland

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 2018, all Council and County Executive Grant applications must be submitted through the Online Grants Portal at Please note, there are differences between the FY 2017 and FY 2018 application. These changes will be highlighted at the Community Grants Workshops that will be held in early December.

Visit Online Portal

For more information on County Executive Community Grants please see:

Important Dates

By Dec 1 FY 2018 Council Grants Application available
December 6 (afternoon), 8 (evening), and 13 (morning) Community Grants Workshops
4pm Wednesday Jan 11, 2017 Deadline for FY18 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.
Joan Schaffer, Council Grants Manager
240 -777-7935

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