Baltimore City Announces $5.8 Million in New Community Catalyst Grants

Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott and the Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development yesterday announced an additional $5,826,582 in grant funds through the Community Catalyst Grants Program (CCG).

The CCG is a competitive awards program that provides capital and operating funds for community-driven revitalization efforts.

Eligible organizations include community development corporations, neighborhood-based development organizations, umbrella organizations, and other community organizations. Eligible projects support locally-driven revitalization initiatives and help advance neighborhood revitalization and transformation in long-disinvested areas.

“We witnessed how the initial Community Catalyst Grant funding helped leverage more than $52 million in community development work throughout Baltimore,” said Mayor Scott. “Supporting organizations rooted in our communities will ensure the positive growth and equitable outcomes this program was designed to achieve.”

According to a press release:

In this round of awards, the City is awarding:

Operating Award Funds to 23 grantees

  • Total amount to award: $2,275,000
  • Funding to Established organizations: $575,000.00 (25%)
  • Funding to Emerging organizations: $1,700,000.00 (75%)

Capital Award Funds to 16 grantees

  • Total amount to award: $3,551,582
  • Funding to Established organizations: $1,583,323.00 (44%)
  • Funding to Emerging organizations: $1,968,259.00 (56%)

Read the full press release for more information.

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