Community Partnership Grants
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.
Budget Templates in the Application
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
Organizations must be:
- In operation for a minimum of 3 years - the business must have had operating activities for the past 3 consecutive years which includes generating revenues as well as operating and administrative expenses activities.
- A 501(c)(3) agency (except churches, fraternal and/or civic organizations, homeowner’s associations, labor unions, cemeteries, volunteer fire departments and cannot be private, political, or public foundations).
- Provide a majority of direct services to residents living within Frederick County.
- In good standing with the IRS, the Maryland Secretary of State’s Charitable Division, and the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT).