Community Grants

The City of Takoma Park’s Community Grants Program is designed to provide financial support for specific programs, projects and events which improve residents’ quality of life by providing greater access and opportunities for participation in the arts and sciences.

We are not accepting grant applications at this time.

Applications for the FY18 Community Grants program will be available in Spring 2017. Please check back then.

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects include arts and humanities focused projects and events; Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) programs and events; and innovative economic development projects.  Examples of eligible projects include: science and/or math clubs, robotics clubs, computer programming classes, Concert and film series, public art, maker spaces, technology-based internship and/or apprenticeship programs, etc.

Targeted Beneficiaries

The primary focus of the proposal must be on providing benefit to individuals and households with low and moderate incomes, defined as 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) as determined by the U?S Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Seventy-five percent of the participants must be residents of Takoma Park

Award Process

Competitive grants process with applicants first submitting a Letter of Inquiry; applications reviewed by the Grants Review Committee. Final awards approved by the City Council.

Eligible Applicants

Nonprofit Organizations and Business Associations

Grant Awards

Minimum $5,000 / Maximum $10,000

Match Requirement

$1 per $1 grant award

Match may include cash, in-kind donations or volunteer hours; volunteer time is valued at $23.56 per hour, as determined by Independent Sector.

Funding Limitations

12 month grant term


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