Community Grants Program

Overview


Frederick county, through its Parks and Recreation Commission (FCPRC), has established a grant program for eligible non-profit community organizations that provides funds for recreational facilities and programs.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is 4:30 pm, Friday, August 4, 2017


Final notification of grant awards is expected by November 2017


Eligible Organizations


The following organizations are eligible and may apply for grants:
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Civic / Community / Service Organizations
  • Athletic Associations
  • Recreation Councils
To determine if your organization qualifies for the Community Grant Program, take this questionnaire.

Purpose


Grants are for the purpose of improving existing recreation facilities or constructing new facilities on land owned or utilized by the organization. Funds will be provided prior to project construction and can be applied to the cost of materials, equipment, and contracted labor. Construction labor may be provided by any combination of volunteer service by the organization and/or paid contractors. Grants are not intended to meet the annual maintenance needs for existing facilities. Projects must be completed and reports properly submitted within 2 years of July 1 of the funding year.

Application Criteria


Applications are evaluated by a sub-committee of the FCPRC according to the following criteria:
  • Recreational and Community Value
  • Project and Planning
  • Site Plan / Master Plan
  • Local Contribution
The sub-committee's recommendation is forwarded to the FCPRC, which makes the final decision.

Requirements


  • Construction labor may be provided by any combination of volunteer service by the organization and/or paid contractors.
  • Grants are not intended to meet the annual maintenance needs for existing facilities.
  • Projects must be completed and reports properly submitted within 2 years of July 1 of the funding year.
  • Funding is not allowed on land owned by federal, state, municipalities or Frederick county
Call 301-600-6816 for additional information and to receive an application.