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Fiscal Year 2017 Grant Applications

The links below allow applicants to download the necessary grant application documents for Fiscal Year 2017 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. Additional funding comes from the State of Maryland and Baltimore County General Funds.

Important Note: The Division of Neighborhood Improvement is accepting new applications in all project areas this year: Capital projects for the removal of architectural barriers, Public Service projects addressing the needs of low-income citizens in the areas of employment, child care, health, education, substance abuse and welfare, and Homeless Service projects preventing homelessness or assisting those currently homeless. The application files below are either Microsoft Excel or Word documents.

The deadline for applications is 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2016. 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 2017, identification of priorities for funding, and a discussion on emerging trends. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the Baltimore County Public Library, Towson Branch (Towson Room), 320 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21204. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m.

Baltimore County announces grant opportunities for Fiscal Year 2017 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
  • Public Services – Projects that address needs of low-income citizens in the area of employment, child care, health, education, substance abuse and welfare
  • Capital projects – Projects for the removal of architectural barriers for persons with disabilities

Generally grants range in size from $15,000 to $200,000 annually. Baltimore County will be accepting new applications for Homeless Services, Public Services and Capital projects. A pre-proposal review session will be held at 9:30 a.m. before the public hearing for the Capital RFP. After the public hearing, the pre-proposal review sessions for Homeless Services and Public Services will be held.

Please pass this on to any organizations serving Baltimore County citizens who you believe may be interested in providing comments during our public hearing or those interested in grant funding for Fiscal Year 2017.

The most recent applications will be posted on or about December 1, 2015  and will be due Tuesday, February 2, 2016 by 2 p.m.

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

Capital Projects:
Fiscal Year (FY) 17 Capital Project Application (Word Document)

Public Service Projects:
FY 17 Public Service Projects Application (Word Document)

Homeless Projects:
FY17 Homeless Projects Application (Word Document)

Staff Contact: 

Colleen Mahony
Phone: 410-887-3317

Revised December 3, 2015


Revised April 6, 2016        

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