Grant Applications Available from MD Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

The Special Population and Youth Grant applications are now available for organizations, schools, and colleges interested in working with the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling to prevent underage and problem gambling.  

The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center) is implementing a youth and young adult-driven underage and problem gambling prevention program for the State of Maryland. The target population age for the grant is 11 to 25 years old. The Program is funded through the Center from the Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration (BHA).

According to the grant details:

The Center will be offering limited grant opportunities to schools and colleges, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapters, school substance misuse prevention clubs, school mental health promotion clubs, school wellness clubs, or other school leadership groups/clubs to be implemented during the 2021-2022 school year. Community organization youth and young adult groups will be considered for grants, but due to a greater number of students reached through schools and colleges, school and college groups and clubs are preferred. Each grant will be for $1,000 to complete three peer to peer led prevention strategies.

Priority populations for fiscal year 2022 include the Hispanic population and college-age young adults. The priority geographic area is the Eastern Shore. The reason these are priorities is because there have been no problem gambling prevention grants for these populations or in the Eastern Shore region in past fiscal years.


Grant applications will be accepted through this link:

Contact information and three suggested prevention strategies must be included in the application. Grant applications will be accepted until all funding is allocated for fiscal year 2022.

Please contact Heather Eshleman, Prevention Manager, Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling by email: or phone 667-214-2128 if you have any questions.