The Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund at BCF was created in March 2020 to respond to the continuously evolving crisis of the global COVID-19 pandemic in Baltimore County. The fund was made possible through the generous donations of individuals, corporations, and other private philanthropic donors. In July 2020, fifty local community-based organizations received the first grants from the fund, totaling $400,000. A full list of grantees can be found here.
2021 Baltimore County COVID-19 Nonprofit Recovery Grants Opportunity
Beginning May 24, 2021, the Baltimore Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for a new program made possible with funding from the Maryland State Department of Housing and Community Development’s Maryland Recovery Now program. The Baltimore County COVID-19 Nonprofit Recovery Grants Program will accept applications from any nonprofit organization with a physical address in Baltimore County. Nonprofits must be in good standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) to apply. Applications must be submitted online. The online application portal will open on this page on May 24, 2021 and close at 5:00 p.m. on June 11, 2021.
Eligible uses of funds
If awarded funding, grantees will be required to expend all funds by December 31, 2021. Requests may be made for program expenses through December 31, 2021, or for eligible reimbursable expenses for the period of March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021 as long as COVID relief or other funding has not already supported those expenses.
Minimum and Maximum Grant Requests
Grant sizes will range from $10,000 to $100,000, as follows:
An online application will open here on May 24, 2021. To apply, be prepared to answer/submit the following:
A) If applying for reimbursable expenses due to COVID impacts:
I) A brief summary and dollar amounts of the
- (a) Overall revenue reductions and/or
- (b) Expense increases incurred or projected for the period March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.
II) Information on other local, state and/or federal COVID-19 relief funds received and
- How they have addressed the impact of COVID-19 on your organization and constituents; and
- Why your organization may still have an operational gap after receiving those funds.
B) If applying for ongoing COVID recovery program funds, a brief summary of proposed activities, populations served, and your plan to expend all funds by December 31, 2021.
Additional Documentation Required
Questions about the 2021 Baltimore County COVID-19 Nonprofit Recovery Grants Opportunity may be directed to Ashley Meyer, Grants Coordinator in the Baltimore County Office of Government Reform and Strategic Initiatives, GRSIPartners@baltimorecountymd.gov. For technical assistance related to submitting the application through the online portal, contact Maya Smith, BCF Program Administrator, at email@example.com.
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