Published on: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Public Notices

Call for Community Grant Preliminary Applications

The Takoma Park Grants Review Committee is accepting preliminary applications for organizations seeking funding through the City of Takoma Park’s FY19 Community Grants Program.

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

“The Community Grants Program is valuable in that it supports small-scale, professional, and innovative STEM and Arts programs — programs like after-school art therapy for elementary school students; training in both documentary film production and radio production for middle and high school students; and original theater production for our adult neighbors who are refugees, to name a few,” said Erin Kelley, Grants Coordinator. “These programs have a direct, positive impact on the City’s low- to moderate- income residents who might not otherwise be able to access this type of programming.”

A Preliminary Application is required for all applications and individuals are encouraged to review the Guidelines for the Community Grants Program prior to submitting their application.

All prospective applicants, including those who have received grant awards under previous cycles of the Community Grants Program, are encouraged to attend one of two informational sessions. The information presented at each of the two sessions will be identical and will be held in the Hydrangea Room of the Takoma Park Community Center on:

  • Monday, February 5, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Preliminary Applications can be found by visiting this link. The deadline for submission of a Preliminary Application is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2018.

For more information, please contact the City of Takoma Park Housing and Community Development Department at 301- 891-7119 or