Upcoming Meeting for Non-Profits Seeking City Grants

Any nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, which is considering applying for a grant from the City must attend a workshop at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 in the City Hall boardroom to learn about the application process. Applications will be available immediately following the workshop, and will be due by Dec. 31 2018.

Groups that have a memorandum of understanding with the City that specifically provides funding allocations do not need to apply for grants. Groups whose MOU does not outline funding are required to apply.

For the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2019, the Board of Aldermen set expectations for grant recipients to promote the general welfare of the residents of the City, with priority given to programs supporting one of the following focus areas: promotions and arts, youth development needs, and senior support / aging in place.

Grant awards may range from $500 to $20,000, depending on funding availability.

More information regarding eligibility and application requirements is available online here. Nonprofits with questions about the program may contact Gayon Sampson, the mayor’s executive assistant, gsampson@cityoffrederick.com; 301-600-2513.

(cover photo donated by the talented Frederick Tour)