Community Partnership Grants

On October 16, 2023, County Executive Jessica Fitzwater announced updates to the Community Partnership Grant program to begin with the FY25 cycle. See Press Release

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The Frederick County Community Partnership Grant program awards competitive grants to non-profit organizations serving the needs of County residents. Beginning with the FY25 cycle, these grants can be used for one-time needs or for operating funds, but organizations may only submit one application per cycle. Applications will be accepted that target the following expanded priority areas:

  • Housing initiatives, including affordable housing and initiatives to help people age in place;
  • Addressing Homelessness and housing insecurity; 
  • Quality of Life initiatives, including support for seniors, youth support and engagement, recreation, and transportation innovation; 
  • Health and Human Services, such as programs addressing mental health, behavioral health, substance abuse prevention and intervention, and maternal health; and 
  • Arts and the Creative Economy including organizations expanding access to cultural enrichment and providing community arts and culture programming. 

To better reflect the diverse priority funding areas and align with other grant programs the County offers, effective immediately, the administration of the program will move to the Division of Finance/Office of Procurement and Contracting.

  1. Application Documents & Checklist 
  2. Prior Grant Awardees
  3. Eligibility Requirements

FY25 Community Partnership Grant Program Overview

Community Partnership Grant Program - FAQs

FY25 CPG Information Session Presentation

Transition Report

Livable Frederick Master Plan

Budget Templates in the Application

CPG Application - Organizational Budget Template
CPG Application - Project Budget Template
CPG Program - Budget Worksheet Guide

Community Partnership Grant Application - Signature Page

FY25 Community Partnership Grant Application - Checklist

Foundant Application Link 

Deadline January 5, 2024 @ 4:00 pm. Any applications left in draft form will be deleted.

NEW THIS YEAR! Our team will be offering time slots for technical questions with the FY25 Community Partnership Grant Application. There will be no formal presentation, this time will only be used to answer technical questions (such as questions with the Foundant system and/or required documentation related to the application). Our team will NOT provide assistance or advice on specific grant applications/proposals. These calls are completely optional.

Thursday, December 7, 2023 1-2pm Click here to join the meeting

Monday, December 11, 2023 10-11am Click here to join the meeting 

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 9-10am  Click here to join the meeting 

Thursday, December 28. 2023 11-12pm Click here to join the meeting 

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 1-2 pm Click here to join the meeting