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Community Grant Program


Overview
Frederick County, through its Parks and Recreation Commission (FCPRC), has established a grant program for eligible non-profit community organizations that provides funds for recreational facilities and programs.

Eligible Organizations
The following organizations are eligible and may apply for grants:
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Civic/Community/Service Organizations
  • Athletic Associations
  • Recreation Councils
Purpose
Grants are for the purpose of improving existing recreation facilities or constructing new facilities on land owned or utilized by the organization. Funds will be provided prior to project construction and can be applied to the cost of materials, equipment, and contracted labor. Construction labor may be provided by any combination of volunteer service by the organization and/or paid contractors. Grants are not intended to meet the annual maintenance needs for existing facilities. Projects must be completed and reports properly submitted within two years of July 1st of the funding year.

Application Criteria
Applications are evaluated by a sub-committee of the FCPRC according to the following criteria:
  1. Recreational and Community Value
  2. Project and Planning
  3. Site Plan/Master Plan
  4. Local Contribution
The sub-committee's recommendation is forwarded to the FCPRC, which makes the final decision.

Requirements
  • Construction labor may be provided by any combination of volunteer service by the organization and/or paid contractors.
  • Grants are not intended to meet the annual maintenance needs for existing facilities.
  • Projects must be completed and reports properly submitted within two years of July 1 of the funding year.
  • Funding is not allowed on land owned by federal, state, municipalities or Frederick County

FY2015 Grants

Applications for FY2015 will be available July 1, 2014.  The deadline for applications to be submitted is 4:30 pm, Friday, August 8, 2014. Final notification of grant awards is expected by November 2014.

Call (301) 600-1646 for additional information.