Frederick Accepting Applications for Community Recreation Facility Grants

Frederick County is now accepting applications for its Recreation Facility Grants, part of its community grants program. $100,000 in total is available to eligible grantees.

Frederick County, through its Parks and Recreation Commission (FCPRC), is now accepting applications from eligible non-profit community organizations that provide recreation opportunities for county residents. The County has allocated $100,000 in funding for its Community Grant Program for fiscal year 2023.

Eligible community organizations include:

  • Homeowners Associations
  • Civic/Community/Service Organizations
  • Athletic Associations and Recreation Councils

According to a press release:

Grants are for improving existing recreation facilities or constructing new ones on land owned or utilized by the organization. Funding is not allowed on land owned by federal, state, municipalities or Frederick County. Funds will be provided prior to project construction and can be applied towards the cost of materials, equipment and contracted labor. Construction labor may be provided by any combination of volunteer service by the organization and/or paid contractors. Grants will not be awarded to meet the annual maintenance needs for existing facilities. Projects must be completed within two years of July 1st of the funding year (For FY2023, this will be June 30, 2024).

Application process

New this year: grant applications should be submitted online and must be completed by 4:30pm Friday August 5, 2022.

A FCPRC sub-committee will objectively evaluate all applications and projects. Scores are assigned according to the following criteria:

  • Recreational and Community Value
  • Project and Planning
  • Site Plan/ Master Plan
  • Local Contribution

The sub-committee’s recommendations are then forwarded to the FCPRC, which will make the final decision. Applicants are provided a copy of the Project Evaluation Form, which indicates scores and comments by the evaluators.

Organizations will be notified by November regarding grant awards.

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