Baltimore County Awards Almost $2.5M in Grants to Community Partners

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced grant awards totaling almost $2.5M to nearly 60 local organizations assisting in COVID recovery.

Recently, Baltimore County in partnership with the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) awarded $2.47M to over 50 community-based organizations with a focus on COVID recovery and enhancing neighborhood resiliency.

(courtesy of Baltimore County Government)

Baltimore County’s portion of the funding comes from Maryland Recovery Now, a state-wide program enacted in response to the pandemic and aimed at helping critical non-profit actors across the state. Baltimore County is targeting their portion of the recovery funds at organizations who provide critical county services.

“Baltimore County is home to so many dedicated community organizations working every day to create opportunities for our residents and supporting our diverse neighborhoods,” Olszewski said. “Thanks to these new grants, we are proud to provide millions to support the recovery of these organizations, allowing them to continue providing services on behalf of our residents for years to come.”

“Baltimore County’s community organizations have exemplified time and again their ability to respond, innovate and support families’ survival and quality of life needs,” said Shanaysha Sauls, BCF President & CEO. “It was both natural and seamless to partner with County Executive Olszewski’s administration to steward these funds, achieve the program’s goals and do our part to help our region and its residents emerge from this pandemic safely and more resilient.”

View the full list of the Baltimore County Emergency Response Fund awardees in the County press release.