Frederick Announces 2021 Community Partnership Grant Program

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner this week announced the opening of the application process for the FY21 Community Partnership Grant program. The program awards competitive grants to non-profit organizations serving the needs of county residents.

“I am proud to restore our long-standing partnerships with our local human service nonprofit providers,” County Executive Gardner said. “Together, we leverage our efforts to provide effective services and to make sure everyone shares in our community’s prosperity.”

According to a press release:

This year marks the sixth round of the grants program. Grants can be for operating expenses or for one-time purchases. Examples of one-time projects funded in the past include replacement flooring for a transitional housing shelter, costs associated with a mobile dental clinic, and a refrigerator/freezer for a senior center, among others.

Applications will be available at beginning Nov. 8. A pre-application meeting is scheduled for 1:30 – 3 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick. While the pre-application meeting is optional, it is highly recommended for all agencies to attend for a thorough understanding of application requirements and funding priorities.

The deadline to submit an application is midnight, Dec. 8, 2019. Funding awards will be considered in the county budget process and announced in April 2020, with funding available beginning July 1, 2020.

For more information and program updates, visit or contact Citizens Services Director of Operations Kelli Goetz at 301-600-1410 or via e-mail at