Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the Montgomery County Council announced that $1.5 million will be available through two new grant programs for County nonprofit organizations that work with “underserved communities.” Both programs are intentionally very flexible to allow nonprofits to identify their own needs and new programs best suited to support their communities.
Eligible nonprofits can now apply for funds from the programs. Applications are due by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15.
The full program details and the online application are available on the Montgomery County Office of Grants Management – Grants Application Platform
The two grant programs are:
“Nonprofit organizations based in underserved communities have an understanding of community issues and unmatched cultural competence to deliver the most effective services and programs,” said County Executive Elrich. “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.”
County Council President Evan Glass said the new grants could make a major impact on the organizations that receive the funding.
“The nonprofit sector is critical to maintaining a strong social safety net in Montgomery County,” said Council President Glass. “I am pleased that the County is pursuing reforms to improve the grants process for our nonprofit partners. As the County makes these important changes, we must ensure that we work alongside our nonprofit partners. Nonprofits are instrumental partners for our County and their engagement in this process is key.”
Grant applications will be reviewed by an independent committee organized by the County’s Office of Grants Management. The committee will include neutral, qualified individuals from Montgomery County Government who are selected for their experiences in the grant program’s subject area, grants administration or project management. The panel members will review and score applicant proposals on a 100-point scale based on the criteria and priorities established in the grant program, with cumulative ranking informing the final awards.
Questions about the application process can be directed to Rafael Pumarejo Murphy, director of the Office of Grants Management, by calling 240-777-2775 or emailing email@example.com.
More information and to apply to the FY 2023 Nonprofit Technical Assistance and Management Support (NTAMS) Grant Program.
More information and apply to the FY 2023 Underserved Communities Projects (UCP) Grant Program.