The County Council and County Executive Marc Elrich announced $1.5 million dollars to fund nonprofits through two new grant programs.
The $1.5 million will underwrite nonprofits working with underserved communities. The two grant programs are flexible, allowing nonprofits to identify their own needs.
“Nonprofit organizations based in underserved communities have an understanding of community issues and unmatched cultural competence to deliver the most effective services and programs,” Elrich said in a press release. “These grant programs target resources for nonprofits, so they and the communities they serve can grow stronger while also creating new opportunities for innovative programs.”
Nonprofits can apply for funds starting now. Applications are due at 9 a.m. on March 15. Applications and additional information can be found on the Montgomery County Office of Grants Management website.
Here is a brief overview of the two new grant programs.
- The FY 2023 Nonprofit Technical Assistance and Management Support Grant Program. This grant will provide $750,000 in unrestricted funds for improving an organization’s infrastructure and support functions. Organizations are encouraged to include multi-year funding proposals for up to two years.
- The FY 2023 Underserved Communities Projects Grant Program. This grant will provide $750,000 towards new projects, programs and initiatives in the County. This grant will give priority to organizations that do not receive funding from the County. Organizations are encouraged to include multi-year funding proposals for up to three years.
An independent committee organized by the County’s Office of Grant Management will review applications. Committee members will be neutral and qualified individuals from the County government. Members will be chosen for their experience in the grant programs’ subject area, project administration or grant administration.