Fiscal Year 2020 Community Support Grants Announcement Request for Applications

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health (AACDOH) is offering a limited amount of funding to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations through a grant application process. A request for grant funding is included in the Fiscal Year 2020 Anne Arundel County Budget; however, FY20 grant awards are subject to final County Council budget approval on or before June 15.

The grants are for capital and non-capital community projects for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The goal of these projects is to improve and enrich the general quality of life in Anne Arundel County communities.

Capital grants provide funds to purchase equipment and related supplies or to make capital improvements (renovation, remodeling, restoration or new construction of buildings.) Non-capital grants provide funds to build capacity, increase impact and operate more efficiently
and effectively.

Who Can Apply

Eligible organizations shall operate a community support program for Anne Arundel County residents, be a 501(c)(3) entity as identified by the IRS, and be in good standing with the State of Maryland.

Application Deadline

Applications will be due to the AACDOH no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2019.

How To Apply

Complete the FY20 Community Support Grants Capital Grant Application or the FY20 Community Support Grants Non-Capital Grant Application. Be sure to include all required documentation at time of application submission.

One original grant application with original signature(s) and required attachments plus four copies of the grant application only must be delivered by mail or in person to the Department of Health by or before the application deadline at the following address:

Community Grants Administrator – Mary Lynn Bobbitt
Anne Arundel County Department of Health
3 Harry S. Truman Parkway – Room 123
Annapolis, MD 21401

Applications should include:

  • Quantifiable outcomes.
  • Reasonable plans for continuing activity without Anne Arundel County financial assistance beyond the fiscal year.
  • A cooperative effort by the applicant, the community and other private and/or public partners.
  • Creative ways of supporting a community or communities in Anne Arundel County.
  • Activities that will help county residents access services that sustain and enhance the quality of life and are equitable, effective, accountable and responsive to changing community needs.

Additional consideration will be given to applications that address one or more of the
following services:

  • Substance Use Disorder Prevention: Activities and/or programs that prevent or reduce the impact of substance use on the community. Examples of this type of programming include, but are not limited to: services/outreach to youth exposed to caregiver overdose, evidenced-based education/awareness activities.
  • Recovery Support Services: Recovery support services are community-based services and/or activities that promote recovery and reduce the stigma associated with substance use and/or co-occurring disorders. These activities may be adjunctive to treatment services, but are generally non-clinical in nature. Examples include drug-free recreational activities, peer support specialists/recovery coaches, child care and job training.
  • “SecondGen” Prevention: Activities and/or programs aimed at infants, toddlers, and school-aged children in families or households impacted by substance use disorder. The goal of these programs is to interrupt a cycle of multi-generation substance use disorder; to promote safety, resiliency and positive development; and to prevent or reduce avoidable adverse childhood events among impacted children. Examples of this type of programming include, but are not limited to, evidence-based home-visiting programs; early childhood enrichment activities; and kinship supports for caregivers.

Grant Application Review and Award

A grant selection review team will evaluate and score the submitted grant applications. The Department of Health will notify applicants of the grant awards and related amounts no later than June 15, 2019. Successful applicants will receive an award letter and grant agreement clearly defining expectations for grant funding distribution.

Questions: Contact Mary Lynn Bobbitt at or 410-222-7209.

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