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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
Emergency Assistance FundFinancial support for income-eligible residents in crisisOngoing; case-by-caseCurrently accepting applications
Community Quality of Life GrantsArts & STEM funding for programs, projects and events that benefit low and moderate income residents of Takoma ParkAnnual; spring deadlineNot currently accepting applications.
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 fundsAccepting online interest forms
This table summarizes the various grant programs offered by the City of Takoma Park. Funding availability is subject to City Council allocation.


Housing and Community Development Sections