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Grant Opportunities

Baltimore County announces grant opportunities for Fiscal Year 2020 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 that serve people with disabilities or meet general community development needs

Generally grants range in size from $15,000 to $200,000 annually. Baltimore County encourages applications from both new organizations and those who have previously received grant funds.

Please pass this information 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 2020.

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 2020, identification of priorities for funding and a discussion on emerging trends. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the Community Center, Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2216 Pot Spring Road, Timonium, Maryland 21093. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Center on the lower level of the building. After the public hearing, the pre-proposal review sessions will be held.

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

Fiscal Year 2020 Grant Applications

The links below allow applicants to download the necessary grant application documents for Fiscal Year 2020 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 the federal Emergency Solutions Grant, the State of Maryland and Baltimore County General Funds.

Applications must be received by 2 p.m. January 29, 2019 at: 

Department of Planning, Second Floor
Grants Administration
Jefferson Building
105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 201
Towson, Maryland 21204  

Homeless Projects

Fiscal Year 2020 Homeless Services Instructions (PDF)

Fiscal Year 2020  Homeless Services Application Questions (Word Document)

Fiscal Year 2020 Homeless Services Application Budget Pages and Application for Financial Assistance (Excel Document)

Fiscal Year 2020 Homeless Services Required Attachments in Support of Proposal (Word Document)

Public Service Projects

Fiscal Year 2020 Public Services Instructions (PDF)

Fiscal Year 2020  Public Services Application Questions (Word Document)

Fiscal Year 2020 Public Services Application Budget Pages and Application for Financial Assistance (Excel Document)

Fiscal Year 2020 Public Services Required Attachments in Support of Proposal (Word Document)

Capital Projects

Fiscal Year 2020  Capital Project Application (Word Document)

Fiscal Year 2020 Capital Project Application Budget Pages and Application for Financial Assistance (Excel Document)

Staff Contact

Karen R. Edsell
Phone: 410-887-5606

Revised December 13, 2018         


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