FREDERICK, Md. – Frederick County Executive Jessica Fitzwater today announced more than $1.3 million in awards to 39 local nonprofit organizations through the county’s Community Partnership Grant program. Grants will provide food to children; emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence; respite service for caretakers; home repairs for seniors with low income; job skills and education for youth without stable housing; and 2-1-1 crisis services for residents facing addiction, among many other services. County Council President Brad Young and Vice President Kavonté Duckett joined Executive Fitzwater to unveil the list of grant recipients.
“Partnering with these organizations allows us to invest in our best asset – our people,” County Executive Fitzwater said. “We see big community impacts from an investment of a relatively small amount of money, leveraging the incredible experience, expertise, and relationships our nonprofits have built in our community.”
Local nonprofit organizations applied for a total of 51 grants requesting over $2.1 million. An independent panel narrowed down the field to 43 grants. Four nonprofits received both ongoing and one-time grants. A full list of the grantees is available online at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/CPGawardsFY24.
“We are blessed to live in a community with so many amazing organizations devote to helping people reach their full potential. They are making life better and making it possible for everyone in our community to thrive. I am proud to be able to expand this program in the proposed budget I submitted last week.”
Grant funds are not final until passage of the budget. For more information, visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/CommunityPartnershipGrants or contact the Frederick County Division of Citizens Services at 301-600-1454.