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Project Grants—Funding Guidelines

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Arts and Sciences Project Grants funded by Baltimore County government will help community-based organizations produce and present arts, science, history and humanities programs and activities in local communities in Baltimore County.


Community-based, not-for-profit organizations in Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Howard and Harford Counties are eligible to apply for funding for arts activities that serve Baltimore County residents. Project Grants provide funding support for specific projects, such as performances, exhibits, lectures, classes and workshops. General operating support is not available through Project Grants.

Note: All arts, sciences and humanities activities requesting project grant funding must take place in Baltimore County.

Eligible organizations include arts organizations, after-school programs, museums and community-based groups that present arts, sciences and humanities programs and projects.

Review Criteria

Review of Project Grants is based upon the following criteria:

  • Artistic, historic and scientific merit of the proposed activities
  • Service to Baltimore County residents
  • Number of proposed activities that take place in Baltimore County
  • Partnerships with County-based organizations
  • Feasibility of the budget
  • Ability of the applicant to carry out the proposed activities

Funding Amount and Requirements

Applicants may apply for up to $9,500 for a project in Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21). Arts, sciences and humanities activities must take place in Baltimore County between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Grant funds must be used for specific projects or events and not for general operating expenses. Requirements have changed. Read the instructions carefully. Both new and returning applicants should plan to attend the Grant Information session.

Next Project Grant Availability

Applications for FY21 Arts and Sciences Project Grants are open. The application deadline is Thursday, April 16 at 4 p.m. The deadline may be extended, contact us with questions.

Application Submission

Grant applications, request for financial assistance form and other required documents must be sent in PDF format by the application deadline to

Note: Please do not use the Mac Preview program when completing the PDF forms due to incompatibility issues. Use Adobe Reader or another PDF viewer if possible.

Revised March 17, 2020         


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