Citizens Services Division

Through its administrative office and each of its departments, the Citizens Services Division improves the wellbeing of Frederick County, Maryland residents by providing low or no-cost person-centered housing, human services, and community resources.

County Executive Announces ANCHR Grant Program

On May 5, 2022 the County Executive announced the release of the ANCHR Grant Program for nonprofits in Frederick County.  For more information, and a full description of the program, visit the ANCHR website at:

FY23 CPG Awards Announced

On April 26, 2022, the County Executive announced the awardees for the FY23 Community Partnership Grants.  Visit for a full list of awards.

For more information about the CPG program, visit

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

Housing Eviction Prevention Program: Please see this flyer for information regarding eligibility and application requirements for COVID-19 related Emergency Rental Assistance, coordinated through the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs. For more information go to 

Trauma Responsive Frederick

With a focus on healing, Frederick County, Maryland, is a trauma responsive community where people are informed, engaged, and proactive in meeting the needs of all individuals. We are proud to announce that the Citizens Services Division is a proud member of Trauma Responsive Frederick! For more information, please visit 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Kids with banner

Frederick County citizens, businesses, associations, schools, and organizations are invited to help raise awareness of child abuse by wearing blue, the national color for child abuse prevention, on April 1, 2022. Please feel free to share this flyer. For information on how to become more involved, contact the Child Advocacy Center at 301-600-1758.

The following Boards and Commissions are coordinated by Citizens Division Staff:

  1. Affordable Housing Council
  2. Commission on Disabilities
  3. Commission For Women
  4. Human Relations Commission
  5. Local Management Board

The Council supports existing affordable housing providers in their programs; acts as a representative for affordable housing in both existing and new regulations and programs in Frederick County, City of Frederick, and municipal government; encourages, assists or creates new affordable housing programs and/or support groups; and presents the affordable housing message and current conditions and future needs to the community.  Also administers its deferred loan program, which is funded by Frederick County Government to support the increase of affordable housing, both rental and homeownership, in the county. To visit their webpage, click here.