Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner, County Council President M.C. Keegan-Ayer, and Council Vice President Michael Blue today announced $1 million in awards to 30 local nonprofit human service organizations through the County’s Community Partnership Grant program, which awards competitive grants to nonprofits serving community needs.
“Our nonprofit partners are taking care of people in our community,” said County Executive Gardner. “By supporting these human services organizations, we are able to leverage our efforts and resources so together we can make a bigger difference to people.”
County Executive Gardner launched the program six years ago to restore the County’s longstanding partnership with human service nonprofit agencies. The program leverages County resources, avoids duplication of effort, and establishes a strong functional collaboration to meet community and human service needs. The County saves tax dollars by working with community organizations to promote early intervention and prevention.
According to a County press release:
Grants will provide food to children and seniors; respite service for caretakers of seniors with dementia; home repairs for veterans and seniors with low income; job skills and education for homeless youth; emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence; and 2-1-1 crisis services for residents facing addiction, among many other services.
Of the 43 competitive applications received for the grants, an independent panel selected 32 grants to 30 nonprofits to meet needs in one of three categories – housing, seniors and community needs. Funds were made available for one-time purchases, ongoing programs, or both. A list of the grantees is available online at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/CPGawardsFY22.