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County Executive's Community Collaboration Grant
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the application deadline for the Executive’s Community Collaboration Grants?
A: Application deadline is January 15, 2014 for County Executive’s Community Collaboration Grants.

Q: What are the eligibly requirements?
A: Any organization, institution or association incorporated as a private, not-for-profit organization designated under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service that provides services or activities in Montgomery County is eligible to apply. Grants will be awarded for projects in Montgomery County only. Organization headquarters can be outside of Montgomery County as long as the organization demonstrates that the activities and services supported by grant funds benefit Montgomery County residents. For FY15, priority consideration will be given to safety net services, services to at-risk senior citizens, and out-of-school time activities for youth

Q: Does a non-profit need to submit a 501(c)3 Internal Revenue Service letter each year?
A: To complete the on-line grant application, you must submit your organization's Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Federal Tax ID number. That number will be checked against the IRS database to ensure that the organization is in good standing as well as provide proof of the legal entity name.

Q: How can I apply?
A: Please complete the application through our on-line system at

Q: Can a non-profit submit a letter instead of the on-line application?
A: No. The Office of Management and Budget only accepts applications completed through our on-line system. 

Q: Is the on-line application a joint application for both the County Council and County Executive grant programs?
A: No, it is not a joint application. Applicants for Council grants must apply directly to the County Council.  Please see here for more information on the County Council grant process.  

Q: Are these the only grants for which an organization can apply to receive funding from the County?
A: No.  County Executive's Community Collaboration Grants may be included in the County Executive’s Recommended Budget to support non-profit organizations delivering services consistent with the County Executive’s mission.  County funding for non-profits may also be included as part of the following:

Q: How much can an organization ask for in an application?
A: There is no maximum or minimum for the County Executive’s Community Collaboration Grant program.  However, a review of prior awards can be found here within the description for Community Grants for FY14  and for FY13 .

Q: Can a non-profit submit multiple grant requests in one application for the County Executive’s Community Collaboration Grants?
A: No, only one request per application. However, an organization can submit additional applications for different requests.

Q: What if I need to make changes to the application after I have completed the on-line application?
A: Please e-mail changes such as the grant purpose, grant amount requested, or contact information, to

Q: How do I get a confirmation that my on-line application was received?
A: Please print each page as you complete the application. Within 5 business days, you will receive a confirmation email with a confirmation number and a copy of your grant application indicating that your grant proposal has been received.

Q: Who can I reach out to if I have questions?
A: There is a completed on-line sample available for your reference. If you have other questions please e-mail