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The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

Grants Administration

COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Fiscal Year 2021 Grant ApplicationsDue June 30, 2020

Baltimore County announces grant opportunities for Fiscal Year 2021 funding. Nonprofit and government organizations serving County citizens are eligible to apply for grant monies to prevent homelessness for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded through Baltimore County’s $2,465,172 allocation of Community Development Block GrantCorona Virus Eviction Prevention Funds can be used for subsistence payments (one-time or short-term) and for security deposits. New and prior grantee organizations are encouraged to apply.

Join a virtual public meeting on June 18, 2020 at 10 a.m. to learn how to apply for these grant funds by emailing cnevy@baltimorecountymd.gov to request a meeting invitation. Application deadline is June 30, 2020.

May 20, 2020 Virtual Public Hearing

A Virtual Public Hearing was held on May 20, 2020 at 6 p.m. via webex regarding the County’s draft plans below. Plans are currently being revised based on public comment and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) feedback. New plans will be posted when available.

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report, Federal Fiscal Year 2018 and County Fiscal Year 2019

Baltimore County's Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER), Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 and County Fiscal Year (CFY) 2019 (PDF) describes how the County used federal Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership Act, and Emergency Solutions Grant funds awarded to the County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for use during CFY 2018. The report explains how these funds leveraged other federal, state and county funds for the benefit of Baltimore County citizens. These uses are to be consistent with the priorities identified within the County's Consolidated Plan, FFY 2016 to 2019 (PDF). The Consolidated plan was previously submitted in accordance with federal requirements for jurisdictions receiving funds from HUD for housing and community development programs.

Annual Action Plan for FFY 2019 and CFY 2020

Baltimore County's Annual Action Plan for FFY 2019 and CFY 2020 (PDF), was submitted to HUD on June 11, 2019, and proposes how the CFY 2020 allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Act and Emergency Solutions Grant funds will be used to further the priorities identified within the County’s Consolidated Plan, FFY 2016 to 2019 (PDF). The Consolidated Plan was previously submitted in accordance with federal requirements for jurisdictions receiving funds from the HUD for housing and community development programs.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Planning administers annual entitlement grants from HUD, which constitutes the majority of the agency's funding. The Department receives funding from the CDBG, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and from the Emergency Solutions Grant from HUD.

Funds currently received under this program are tied to the County's Consolidated Plan, FFY 2016 through 2019 (PDF). This plan outlines a multiyear strategy that proposes how the County will use these funds to create decent housing, expand economic opportunity, and ensure a suitable living environment for low- to moderate-income persons and communities.

The Annual Action Plan highlights the efforts that will be taken in each Fiscal Year to meet the goals of the Consolidated Plan. These 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 HUD and are reviewed and approved each year. Evaluations by HUD are made each year for compliance of activities outlined in these plans.

In keeping with its federal guidelines, the County also invites citizens to read its CAPER each year. The CAPER describes how the County used CDBG, HOME Investment Partnership Act and Emergency Solutions Grant funds awarded to the County by HUD for use in a particular fiscal year. The report explains how these federal funds leveraged other federal, state and County funds for the benefit of County citizens.

State of Maryland

The Department of Planning also administers funding from the State of Maryland that supports those citizens at risk of living in a homeless shelter, citizens living in homeless shelters and citizens moving out of a shelter.

Baltimore County

The Department of Planning uses County General funds from the Baltimore County Operating budget to leverage all of the federal and state funding received.

Use of Funding

Most of the funding listed above is allocated to benefit low- and moderate-income households and individuals through various activities carried out by public agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Activities Include:

Staff Contact

Colleen Mahony
Phone: 410-887-3317
Email: cmahony@baltimorecountymd.gov

 
Revised June 15, 2020         

 

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