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Grants to Maryland Nonprofit Human Service Organizations for Operating Support

Community Service Partnership (CSP) Program - Core Support Grant

GrantWatch ID# 138453
Agency: Local

Funding Source
Howard County

Geographic Focus
USA: Maryland: Howard County

Important Dates
Conference Date: 12/05/22
Deadline: 01/24/23 2:00 PM

Grant Description
Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations in eligible communities for operating and administrative support. Eligible organizations provide community services in the focus areas of safety and security and basic human needs. Projects and programs must benefit the residents of Howard County.
CSP Core Support Grants support administrative and operating expenses including day-to-day operations and long-term organizational sustainability. These grants are intended to help organizations equitably and effectively provide critical human services that significantly address the Basic Human Needs and/or advance Safety and Security of individuals and families across Howard County.
Focus Areas:

    Level I: Basic Human Needs
    A thriving community starts with everyone having the ability to equitably access basic needs for themselves and their families. OCP provides targeted CSP grants through its Basic Human Needs funding area of focus to nonprofits serving individuals and families who lack access to adequate resources or are facing financial hardships in the following areas:
    • Hunger Relief and Nutrition
    • Homeless System Services
    • Health Services including Mental and Behavioral Health
    • Reliable and Affordable Access to Resources for Basic Human Needs

    Level II: Safety and Security

    Achieving the vision of connected, resilient and thriving communities means reaching beyond basic human needs to address safety and security needs of Howard County residents. To continue building the foundation for all residents to equitably access opportunities, grow and thrive, OCP will invest in the resources individuals need to create a better future for themselves and their families, ultimately leading to a stronger community. Through its Safety and Security funding area of focus, OCP will provide CSP grants to nonprofits serving individuals and families in the following areas:

    • Personal Security and Safety
    • Safe and Stable Housing
    • Legal Assistance
    • Job Skills and Employment
    • Healthy Aging
    • Family and Community Resiliency
    • Reliable and Affordable Access to Resources Related to Safety and Security


    • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

    Additional Criteria for Eligibility
    • Be a qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in good standing with the IRS
    • Be registered with the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation (SDAT)
    • Provide direct services to the residents of Howard County, Maryland

    Organizations must be in operation for three years or more.

    Pre-Proposal Conference
    Office of Community Partnerships (OCP) will host a virtual Grant Application Information Session to provide additional information and guidance on the application process. This information session will address all 3 available grant opportunities. All eligible, prospective and renewal, applicants are welcome and encouraged to attend.

    CSP Grant Application Information Session
    Monday, December 5th, 2022
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Meeting Number: 1607527484
    Join by phone: 1-650-479-3207 Call-in number (US/Canada)
    Access code: 160 752 7484


    Pre-Application Information
    - All applications will open Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022
    - All applications are due by Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, by 2:00 pm

    Estimated Size of Grant
    Minimum Core Support Grant request of $25,000

    Term of Contract
    July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

    Contact Information
    Apply online:

    If you have any questions, need assistance, or have feedback on the process, please reach out to Megan Godfrey Jackson, CSP Program Manager, at

    Arica Smith
    CSP Grants Manager

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