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Grants Administration

Fiscal Year 2015 Grant Applications

The links below allow applicants to download the necessary grant application documents for Fiscal Year 2015 funding made available through federal, state and County funds. The largest source of funds is derived from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Division of Neighborhood Improvement uses the CDBG guidelines to shape its applications and the use of grant funds. 

Important Note: The Division of Neighborhood Improvement is accepting new applications in one project area this year: Capital Projects for the Removal of Architectural Barriers. Baltimore County will be accepting renewals only for Public Service projects addressing the needs of low-income citizens in the areas of employment, childcare, health and welfare, education, substance abuse prevention, and energy conservation; and Homeless Service Projects preventing homelessness or assisting those currently homeless.

The deadline for applications is 2 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014. Applications must be received by that time at:

Department of Planning, Division of Neighborhood Improvement
Grants Administration
Jefferson Building
105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 201
Towson, Maryland 21204      

Public Hearing and Pre-Proposal Meeting

Please join us for a public hearing to obtain citizen views on the use of federal Housing and Urban Development funds in Fiscal Year 2015, identification of priorities for funding and a discussion on emerging trends. The hearing will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the Towson Library (Towson Room), 320 York Road, Towson, Maryland, 21204. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m.

In the case of inclement weather: If the Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), Towson Branch, is closed or has a delayed opening later than 10 a.m. on Monday, December 16, the Public Hearing and Pre-Proposal will be postponed to a future date, to be determined. If the BCPL Towson Branch is open to the public at or before 10 a.m. on Monday, December 16, the Public Hearing and Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held as scheduled (9:30 a.m.) or at the time of the delayed opening (10 a.m.). Information about the closing or delay of the BCPL Towson Branch will be posted on www.bcpl.info and will be announced on WBAL TV, Channel 11.

Baltimore County announces grant opportunities for Fiscal Year 2015 funding. Nonprofit and government organizations serving Baltimore County citizens are eligible to apply for grant monies in three areas:

  • Homeless Services: Projects preventing homelessness or assisting those currently homeless (Renewals Only)
  • Public Services: Projects that address needs of low-income citizens in the area of employment, child care, health, education, substance abuse, energy conservation and welfare (Renewals Only)
  • Capital Projects: Projects for the removal of architectural barriers for persons with disabilities (New Applicants)

Generally, grants range in size from $15,000 to $200,000 annually. Please note that due to uncertainty with regard to future federal funding, Baltimore County will be accepting renewals only in the case of Homeless Services and Public Services. Baltimore County will be accepting new applications for Capital grants. A pre-proposal review session will be held following the 9:30 a.m. public hearing.

Please pass this on to any organizations serving Baltimore County citizens who you believe may be interested in providing comments during our public hearing and/or those interested in grant funding for Fiscal Year 2015.

Applications will be due Monday, February 3, 2014 by 2 p.m.

Applications

Application for Financial Assistance:
Application for Financial Assistance (Excel) - required for each of the grant categories listed below and is to be placed in front of Appendix Three.

Capital Projects:
FY 15 (New Applicants) Capital Project Application (Word)

Public Service Projects:
FY 15 (Renewal) Public Service Projects Application (Word)

Homeless Projects:
FY15  (Renewal) Homeless Projects Application (Word)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Other Federal and State Resources

Background Information

CDBG Grants Administration provides for the appropriation of entitlement funds awarded to Baltimore County from Federal and State housing and community development programs, such as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, and the Stewart B. McKinney Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Program funded under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Homeless Prevention Program, Emergency and Transitional Housing Services, and Homeless Women’s Services funded under the Maryland State Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). These grant programs are primarily designed to benefit low and moderate-income households and individuals through various activities carried out by public agencies and non-profit organizations, such as housing rehabilitation, home ownership assistance, drug and alcohol counseling, fair housing, education and counseling services to the homeless and at-risk, capital improvements for community-based facilities and public infrastructure, and programs which benefit the disabled.

Funds received under this program are tied to the County's Consolidated Plan 2012-2016 and its One-Year updates (PDF). The updates are completed for each fiscal year and describe the progress of initiatives and projects outlined in the Plan. They also explain changes in policies and direction by the County based on the past year's experience and describe additional projects that were undertaken during that year. A part of these Updates is a List of Proposed Activities to be Undertaken beginning July 1 of each fiscal year. These documents are mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are reviewed and approved each year. Evaluations by HUD are made each year for compliance of activities outlined in these plans.

For more detailed information on the plan or its updates or to receive a copy, call the Grants Administration Division at 410-887-3317.

Revised December 13, 2013

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