Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner, County Council President M.C. Keegan-Ayer, and Council Vice President Michael Blue this week announced $1 million in awards to 27 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 can leverage our efforts and resources so together we can make a bigger difference to people.”
County Executive Gardner launched the program seven 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 collaboration to meet community and human service needs. In addition, the County saves tax dollars by working with community organizations to promote early intervention and prevention.
According to a County press release:
These partners stepped up to help people in need during the pandemic, and they continue to play an important role in recovery. Grants will provide food to children and seniors; crisis services for residents facing addiction; respite service for caretakers of seniors with dementia; home repairs for veterans and seniors with low income; life skills for homeless youth; emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence; and many other services.
Of the 46 competitive applications received for the grants, an independent panel selected 29 grants to 27 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/CPGawardsFY23.