Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced $2.12 million in funding for 74 community-based organizations through the County’s Community Support Grant (CSG) awards program managed by Arundel Community Development Services (ACDS).
Since reintroducing the program as part of the fiscal 2021 budget, the County has granted 154 awards totaling $4.5 million to 92 unique nonprofits providing vital services to the residents of Anne Arundel County.
“The organizations that get these grants provide critical support for our residents – from food and baby pantries to afterschool programs to energy assistance and mental health services,” County Executive Pittman said. “Growing the capacity of community-based nonprofits to deliver services to our residents is one of the most important legacies of our administration.”
According to a County press release:
The competitive grant program received 136 applications this year, requesting nearly $8.5 million in funding. ACDS oversees the process, providing support and technical assistance for applicants, and reviews requests through a collaboration with the Department of Health, the Department of Aging and Disabilities, the Department of Social Services, the Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, and the County Executive’s office.
County Executive Pittman restarted the program in FY21, when $669,300 was distributed to 26 organizations. In FY22, the CSG program awarded $1.741 million to 53 organizations. Priority was given to proposals that address COVID-19 related needs, provide services in underserved communities, promote health and wellness, promote equity & inclusion, and/or address the opportunity gap in education. Organizations chosen for grant funding will support:
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