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Project Grants—Funding Guidelines

For questions during the COVID-19 pandemic, email

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 the County.


Community-based, not-for-profit organizations such as arts organizations, museums, drama groups, or music groups in Maryland are eligible to apply for funding for arts activities that serve 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. If the event is virtual, the organization applying for funding must be located in Baltimore County.

Review Criteria

Review of Project Grants is based upon the following criteria:

  • Artistic, historic or scientific merit of the proposed activities
  • Uniqueness and relevance of the project
  • Service to County residents
  • Multicultural engagement and outreach
  • Feasibility of the budget

For this year, please provide a “COVID-19 backup plan” in your description of activities (question two).


Applications for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Arts and Sciences Project Grants are now open. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 13 at 4 p.m. Applicants may apply for an amount from $1,000 up to $9,500 for a project in FY22. Arts, sciences and humanities activities must take place in Baltimore County between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. Grant funds must be used for specific projects or events and not for general operating expenses. Read the instructions carefully.

Attend an Information Session

It is recommended that new applicants attend a virtual information session via Webex on one of the dates listed below:  

  • Thursday, March 4, at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m.

Register to Attend

To register to attend, email at least 36 hours in advance of the session to receive the Webex meeting information.

Application Submission

Grant applications, request for financial assistance form and other required documents must be sent in PDF format by April 13 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 February 22, 2021         


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