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Council Grants Updates

Apply for FY20 Community Services Grants
Health and Human Services is accepting applications for FY20 Community Services Grants for up to $10,000, to support health and human service projects that promote a safe, healthy and self-sufficient community. Pre-submission meeting is 11/26 and deadline is December 10, 2018.

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.

Community Grants FY20 Application Period will open on December 5, 2018. Sign up to attend an information workshop for applicants. Add your voice and attend a Listening Session with the incoming County Executive.

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.

Also see information on County Executive Community Grants.

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Important Dates

December 5, 2018 FY 2020 Council Grants Application Available
November & December 2018 Community Grants Information Workshops
November 28  Workshop #1 - Rockville
November 29 Workshop #2 – White Oak
December 5 Workshop #3 - Germantown
December 13 Food/Hunger Workshop – Silver Spring
January 15, 2019 Deadline for FY 2020 Applications
February-April 2019 Grants Advisory Group Review and Evaluation of Applications
Early May 2019 Grants Advisory Group Issues Report
Late May 2019 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
Council.Grants@montgomerycountymd.gov
240-777-7935

Community Grants Information Workshops

Applicant workshops are scheduled for November 28 @ 6 PM, November 29 @ 2 PM and December 5 @ 2 PM. Reserve your space and see location details.

A Closer Look: Domestic Violence in Asian Communities

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

Madison Fields: Farm Providing Therapeutic and vocational Training for Children and Adults with Physical and Intellectual Disabilities.

En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery: County Grants for Nonprofits


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