County Executive Pittman Re-establishes Community Grant Program

Application Period Now Open

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Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced is re-establishing a community grant program in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2021 budget. The program was previously phased out beginning in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget after the Anne Arundel County Council passed Resolution 47-15. Since that time, some funding has been provided to community organizations through specific county departments.

The community grant program is intended to offer county funding support for nonprofit organizations that provide vital services to county residents. Priorities include making services available to underserved populations, addressing the health and well-being of communities, and promoting equity and inclusion. The application period opened on March 1 for FY 2021 funding for eligible nonprofit organizations carrying out key health and human services priorities in an effort to make Anne Arundel County “The Best Place - For All.”

“Our nonprofit partner organizations improve the health and well-being of residents in virtually every part of the county,” Pittman said. “The vital services they provide touch the heart of the community in ways that are more effective and much less costly than what the county is equipped to do.”

Applications are due on April 15 by 4:00pm. If awarded, funds will be made available on or around July 1, 2021 pending FY 2021 budget approval by the county council. The amount of funding available for the program in the proposed budget has not yet been determined, as budget deliberations are still underway. The county executive will submit his proposed budget on May 1, 2020.

Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. (ACDS) will oversee the grant process for the county. Detailed grant guidelines and submission instructions are contained in the FY 2021 County Executive’s Community Support Grants Application packet.

More information is available by contacting the ACDS grant administrator at 410-222-3236 or dsims@acdsinc.org.

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