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Council Grants

Council Grants Updates

Faith-based Facilities Security Operating Grants
Faith-based communities experiencing hate crimes or at significant risk of becoming targets of hate crimes can apply for a grant to augment costs for security personnel or other security planning measures. Apply online by January 10, 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 informationFacility 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 is now open. Apply through the Montgomery County Grants Portal by January 15, 2019 at 4 PM EST.

Apply Online

Sign up to attend “Last Chance” Open Office Hours on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 10 AM – 1 PM.

Request a Meeting or
Site Visit by January 9

Request a meeting with the Council Grants Manager to discuss your application or schedule a site visit for your organization.

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
December 13 African Affairs Advisory Group Workshop – Silver Spring
December 15 Immigrant Services Workshop – Silver Spring
December 17 View the Online Workshop Webinar Recording
January 2 Emergency Assistance Coalition Workshop - Rockville
January 12 “Last Chance” Open Office Hours - Rockville
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

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