Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is awarded based on family income, and may require the applicant to pay a portion of the program fee. Financial assistance may not be applied to trips, special events, birthday parties, or facility rentals.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sandi Rauh at 301-600-1039.

Monthly Income Guidelines
You may be eligible if your gross monthly income falls within these guidelines.
Number of Family Members
Gross Monthly Income Less Than
1 or 2

To obtain a Financial Assistance Application, call 301-600-1039. You must submit a completed application and all proof of income to:
Division of Parks & Recreation
C/O Financial Assistance Coordinator
355 Montevue Lane, Suite 100
Frederick, MD 21702

Applications must be received at least 10 business days prior to the start of the program. Participants will be notified by phone, email, or mail regarding the status of their application. Applicants will be registered for the program only after their application has been approved.

If your application is approved and you owe a portion of the program fee, the payment will be due 10 business days prior to the start of the program. If payment is not received by the due date, the participant(s) will be withdrawn from the program(s).

Applicants who are denied assistance have the right to appeal. All appeals must be submitted in writing to the Frederick County Park and Recreation Division Director no later than 10 business days from the date of denial. An appeal must state the reason the applicant feels they should receive assistance and any special situations and / or verification that would help with the re-determination.

Attendance / Refunds
Failure to attend a program may affect future financial assistance. If you want to withdraw from a program, call 301-600-2936. All requests for refunds must be made 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Refund Policy

Cap / Limit
There is a financial assistance limit of $125 per youth (ages 0-17 years old) per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). The limit for organizations is $100.

The division does not provide transportation for programs.