Community Grants

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Community grant opportunities are available time to time from the Housing and Community Development Department for a variety of projects. Please call 301-891-7119 for current availability and additional information.

Community Development Block Grant Program

Applicatons due September 8, 2014

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is designed to fund activities that primarily benefit low and moderate-income residents of Takoma Park. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to programming or projects that address local housing, employment, crime prevention, childcare, health care, drug abuse prevention, education, mental health, welfare, neighborhood revitalization, or recreation needs.

Approximately $13,500 is available for programming which primarily benefits individuals or households of low and moderate incomes.  An estimated $77,500 is available for capital projects benefitting low and moderate-income neighborhoods. The project could be something that an organization does on its own or in partnership with the City of Takoma Park.  Funds would be available in mid to late 2015.

Community Grants

The City of Takoma Park’s Community Grants Program provides funding for a range of activities. Applications are accepted on an annual basis with grant awards announced in the fall. The City is no longer accepting applications for the FY15 grants cycle.

Cultural and STEM Grants – Projects, programs and events that contribute to the livability of Takoma Park, engage diverse populations, and strengthen the community’s commitment to the arts, humanities and sciences.  Examples of eligible projects include community festivals, public art installations, workshops, spoken word events, history or science lectures, film screenings or series, and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related projects and events.

Operating Grants – Programming designed to have a long term impact, providing residents and organizations with the support and resources needed to address current or future challenges and develop sustainable skills needed to realize their full social, economic, and physical potential. Examples of eligible projects include educational and mentoring programs, job training, microenterprise development, wellness and nutritional programs, energy conservation and environmental sustainability programs, and general operational support for community based or economic development organizations.

Capital Grants - One time capital projects designed to advance Takoma Park’s desire to create a vibrant and sustainable community that is economically efficient, environmentally sound, and socially equitable. Examples of eligible projects include the construction of shared community facilities, development of community gardens, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, creation of public commons spaces, and energy upgrades/retrofits.

For more information and a copy of the application form, please contact the Housing and Community Development Department at 301-891-7224.


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