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Council Grants

Note: Applicants sought for Montgomery County Council's Grants Advisory Group

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. 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 2017, all Council and County Executive Grant applications must be submitted through the Online Grants Portal at Please note, there are differences between the FY 2016 and FY 2017 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 2017 Council Grants Application available
December 8 (afternoon), 9 (evening), and 10 (morning) Community Grants Workshops – information is available HERE.
4pm Wednesday Jan 13, 2016 Deadline for FY17 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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