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Fiscal Year 2015 Shelter Diversion Grant Applications

Baltimore County announces a new grant opportunity for Fiscal Year 2015 funding. Nonprofit and government organizations serving Baltimore County citizens are eligible to apply for grant monies for a new Shelter Diversion project. A pre-proposal review session will be held Tuesday, September 30 at 1 p.m. at the Baltimore County Department of Planning, Suite 201.

New project applications are being sought from organizations. Shelter Diversion seeks to creatively respond to those at immediate risk of entering a Baltimore County Homeless Shelter. Clients will be referred to the winning Shelter Diversion organization via the Baltimore County Homeless Screening Unit and will work creatively with clients to divert them from entering shelter by exploring alternatives to shelter. Baltimore County will be looking for applicants who can utilize industry Best Practice models in their applications. 

The links below (Application for Financial Assistance and Application for Shelter Diversion Projects) allow applicants to download the necessary grant application documents for Fiscal Year 2015 Shelter Diversion grant funding made available through county funds. Although County funds will be supporting this grant, a large source of potential future funding for this project may be derived from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Therefore, the Division of Neighborhood Improvement uses the CDBG guidelines to shape its application requirements and the use of grant funds. The application files below are either Microsoft Word or Excel documents.


The deadline for applications is 2 p.m. on Monday, November 3. 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      

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

Application for Shelter Diversion Projects:
Fiscal Year 2015 Shelter Diversion Projects Application (Word)

Staff Contact: 

Colleen Mahony
Phone: 410-887-3317

Revised September 24, 2014

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