Heat Alert: Heat Emergency Has Been Declared This Weekend!

Montgomery County has issued a Heat Emergency Alert beginning 12 p.m Saturday, 6/22 through 8 p.m Sunday, 6/23, 2024. Residents should prepare for heat index values to reach 105 degrees during the afternoon hours. To beat the heat, head to one of the open City Facilities!

Important Notice: Ongoing Water Leak in the 7600 block of Maple Avenue - WSSC is Scheduledfor Repairs either Tues, July 2 or Wed, July 3 - The Repair Will Shut Off Water for a Portion of the Day.

WSSC is scheduling repairs so it can provide more notice to impacted residents and avoid doing the work when the forecast calls for very hot days next week. The repair work will be done at night to reduce impacts.

Library Renovations: Update: June 5, 2024 - Summer Construction Timetable

The scheduling of demolition and construction timelines are pending weather.

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Grant Programs

The City offers a variety of grant opportunities designed to further its goals to create and maintain a more fiscally and environmentally sustainable community and improve the quality of life for all residents.

Grant funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects ranging from STEAM-focused programming (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), downpayment assistance to first-time homebuyers (in the form of a forgivable loan), and capital improvements benefiting the community or a specific neighborhood. Priority is typically given to projects or programming which primarily benefit the residents of Takoma Park; provide services to at-risk populations; engage diverse members of the community; promote civic involvement by under-represented populations; further, the economic or environmental sustainability of the community; and are offered in partnership with another organization.

Grant Programs

GrantPurposeAvailabilityApplication Status
Community Quality of Life GrantsFunding for Arts, STEM, and STEAM programs, projects and events that benefit low and moderate income residents of Takoma ParkOpen. Applications due May 10th. Awards range from $5-10K.Currently accepting applications
Open for BusinessEncourages businesses to locate within the City, or to expand their current Takoma Park space.Awards based on square footage, capped at $10,000.Applications accepted on a rolling basis
The Home Stretch - Down Payment Assistance ProgramDown Payment Assistance, in the form of a no-interest forgivable loan, for first time homebuyers purchasing in the City of Takoma ParkRolling deadline; dependent on available fundsNot currently accepting applications
Multifamily Building Grant for Electrification & Building ImprovementsThe City has made funds available to assist multifamily building owners in making electrification improvements within the CityThe City will continue to accept applications, but buildings will be added to a waitlist if no funds are available.Not currently accepting applications
Food Insecurity Reduction GrantsSupport the rebuilding of a more community-centered food systemApplications closed, four grantees selected.Not currently accepting applications.
This table summarizes the various grant programs offered by the City of Takoma Park. Funding availability is subject to City Council allocation.

 

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