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Fiscal Year 2018 Grant Applications

The links below allow applicants to download the necessary grant application documents for Fiscal Year 2018 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 Department of Planning uses the CDBG guidelines to shape its applications and the use of grant funds. Additional funding comes from federal Emergency Solutions Grant, the State of Maryland and Baltimore County General Funds.

Important Note: The Department of Planning 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.

Applications must be received at:

Department of Planning, 2nd Floor
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 2018, identification of priorities for funding, and a discussion on emerging trends. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at St Pius Church, Genesis Hall (Church Basement), 6428 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21212. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m.

Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Notice five business days prior to the event is requested so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Grant Opportunities

Baltimore County announces grant opportunities for Fiscal Year 2018 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. After the public hearing, the pre-proposal review sessions for Capital, 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 2018.

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. - No longer accepting applications.

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. - No longer accepting applications.

Capital Projects

Fiscal Year (FY) 18 Capital Project Application (Word Document) 

Public Service Projects

FY 18 Public Service Projects Application (Word Document) 

Homeless Projects

FY18 Homeless Projects Application (Word Document) 

Staff Contact

Colleen Mahony
Phone: 410-887-3317

Revised December 2, 2016         


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