New Grants Portal Launched (VIDEO)
Montgomery County officials launched a new Grants Portal containing the application process for the FY16 community collaboration grants. The new portal, located at https://montgomerycounty.fluidreview.com, replaces the application process from previous years and also houses the application process for County Council grants. The County’s other grant programs, such as Community Development Block Grants, remain unchanged.
“I remain committed to building effective partnerships with community-based organizations to provide needed services for our County’s residents,” said Leggett. “I am very proud to announce the launch of a new one-stop-grants-shop for all community grants.”
The new Montgomery County Grants Portal, powered by FluidReview, is a collaborative effort between the County Executive and County Council and is designed to streamline the community grants process from application to awards. Applicants will access a single site to apply for both Executive and Council grants – with separate applications — and will receive communication regarding their applications directly from the portal.
“What used to be a cumbersome process for non-profit organizations is now dramatically improved,” said Jennifer Hughes, director of the Office of Management and Budget. “The launch of the new grants portal is a great leap forward in enhancing the experience hundreds of organizations have with the County.”
The County Executive’s Community Collaboration Grants are discretionary funding in the County Executive’s annual recommended operating budget to support non-profit organizations delivering services consistent with the County Executive’s stated mission. Applications are due no later than January 13, 2015.