Grant opportunities are available for community development programs
Baltimore County invited non-profit organizations, government agencies and the general public to a meeting to discuss upcoming funding opportunities and spending priorities for housing and community de- velopment programs. The meeting, to be led by the Department of Planning, was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in the Towson Room (ground level) of the Towson Public Library, 320 York Road, Towson, Maryland, 21204.
The bulk of the funding to be discussed is made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which allocates funding annually to Baltimore County. HUD funds include Community Development Block Grants and Emergency Solutions Grants. Additional support comes from State and County funding. The County disburses much of this funding through a competitive grant program administered by the Department of Planning.
Grant funding opportunities are targeted to:
Homeless Services – projects that prevent homelessness or assist those who are currently homeless.
Public Services – projects that address the needs of low-income citizens in the area of employment, crime prevention, child care, health and welfare, education, substance abuse, en- ergy conservation or recreational needs.
Capital Projects – for the removal of architectural barriers for persons with disabilities.
Generally, one-year grants will range in size from $15,000 to $200,000. Applications are due by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. To learn more, visit http:// www. baltimorecountymd. gov/ Agencies/ planning/ grants/index.html