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.
The City of Takoma Park's Community Grants Program provides funding for a range of activities including:
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.
Program and Operational Support 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.
Capital Project 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.
NEW THIS YEAR: A Letter of Intent is required of all applicants seeking Community Grants Program funding for projects to be undertaken in FY16 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016). If selected for further consideration, the applicant will be contacted by the Grants Review Committee and invited to submit a full application for funding. Applications will be evaluated based on established funding priorities, program guidelines and available funding. Recommendations of the Grants Review Committee will be forwarded to the City Council for consideration. Unsolicited applications will not be considered.
Deadline for submission of the required Letter of Intent is Friday, March 20, 2015.
An informational meeting on the Community Grants Program and the new application process will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7 pm in the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park MD. Though not required, we encourage all prospective applicants to attend.
For additional information, please contact the Housing and Community Development Department at 301.891.7119 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Grants Program: Program Guidelines (PDF)
- Call for Letter of Intent Information (PDF)
- Letter of Intent Cover Sheet (PDF)
Community Development Block Grant Program
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.
CDBG Façade Easement Program - Allows the City to partner with private property owners in improving and reinvesting in their commercial properties by providing matching funds for exterior improvements to existing commercial buildings. Buildings must be located within a targeted CDBG area (see map below). The value for the purchase of a façade easement shall not exceed 50% of the eligible costs of the improvements, with a maximum value of $15,000 per storefront. Submissions are due Monday, June 1, 2015.