Frederick Awards Community Partnership Grants

Frederick County recently announced awards to 24 local organizations through the County’s FY 2020 Community Partnership Grant Program. The program supports community needs by providing grants to local nonprofits.

County Executive Jan Gardner launched the grant initiative four years ago to restore the county’s longstanding partnership with human service nonprofit agencies. The program leverages county resources, eliminates duplicative efforts, and establishes a strong functional collaboration to meet the human service needs in the community.

According to a press release:

“These grants strengthen our community and make sure Frederick County is a great place to live for everyone,” said Executive Gardner. “They allow us to leverage our efforts and resources so we can make a bigger difference with our human services nonprofit partners. We’re working together to ensure a bright future for our citizens.”

Of the 42 competitive applications received for the grants, an independent panel selected grantees to meet needs in one of three categories – housing, seniors and community needs. Funds will be used for one-time purchases, ongoing programs, or both.

County Executive Gardner thanked County Council President MC Keegan-Ayer and Vice President Michael Blue for joining her today in announcing the grant awards.

A list of the grantees is available online.

Read the full press release for more information.