Takoma SPARK Grant
The Department of Housing and Community Development is not currently accepting applications for the Spark Grant program.
The Spark Grant program provides grants for small, community-driven projects that create stronger, more connected neighborhoods.
This grant program is open to community groups operating in Takoma Park and non-profit organizations. A partial list of eligible groups includes:
- Non-profit Organizations (501c3)
- Buisness Associations (501c6)
- Parent-Teacher Associations
- Neighborhood Associations
- Homeowner Associations
- Tenant Associations
- Other Community Associations
- Youth Organizations
- Funding requests must be between $500 and $2,000;
- Projects must take place in the City of Takoma Park and benefit city residents;
- Funding must be directed to a non-profit or another community organization or association operating in Takoma Park;
- Individuals and for-profit businesses are not eligible for funding;
- Organizations that are not currently 501c3 or 501c6 are still eligible for funding. However, please note that grant funds may be taxable.
Funding Decisions and Availability of Funds
- Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by a panel of current and former residents;
- Projects that meet a minimum average score of 75% will be awarded funding;
- Program funds are appropriated annually on July 1 and will be spent down on a rolling basis; When all Spark funds have been awarded for the year, the grant program will be temporarily closed to applications until the next budget begins.