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Council Grants

Council Grants Updates

Apply to be on the Community Development Advisory Committee
Assist the Department of Housing and Community Affairs review requests for funds for the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Apply online by August 10, 2018.

Community Food Rescue Mini-Grants
Apply for a Mini-Grant ranging from $500 - $10,000 to improve capacity and infrastructure of the local food system and all aspects of food security. View instructions and apply online by September 4, 2018.

FY20 Community Development Block Grants
Applications for CDBG funding are due Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM. View application form and instructions. The City of Takoma Park also has a CDBG program which provides Public Service grants. Applications will be available in early 2019.

Apply for the Facility Fee Assistance Program! Nonprofit that serves vulnerable youth or low-income individuals are eligible to apply for a subsidy to use County facilities and athletic fields. More information.
Facility Fee Assistance Program (FFAP) Flyer
( En español)

Matching Grants for Neighborhood Events
The Neighborhood Events Matching Fund was established by Montgomery County to encourage capacity building, networking and to stimulate the local economy. Maximum grant amount is $1,000. Funds must be matched and the event must take place by June 30, 2019.
Neighborhood Event Matching Fund Grant Application, submit it to your Regional Services Area Director. Rolling deadline.

Council Grants FY19 application period is completed. Grants Online Portal is open for FY18 Final Outcome Report submission by August 3, 2018.

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.

Overview of Grants Program for Montgomery County Nonprofit Organizations

Montgomery County Council Summer Fellows Take a Road Trip to Germantown for a Lesson on Collaboration between Government and Nonprofits

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-April Grants Advisory Group Review and Evaluation of Applications
Early May Grants Advisory Group issues report
May 24 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, contact:
Carolyn Chen, Council Grants Manager
240 -777-7935

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