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Cecil County, Maryland

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05/20/22 11:59 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $25,000 to Maryland nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations for programs to benefit the community. Areas of focus include education, economic development, infrastructure, and safe, healthy, and active communities. Eligible applicants are located in Cecil County.

VLT Local Community Grants have been awarded annually to various organizations to support local community programs and projects. Grants have traditionally been used to provide support for public safety initiatives, economic and community development public service projects and programs, and projects and programs that address the needs of the community or population served.

VLT Local Community Grants will be provided to local nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations and state, county, and municipal government agencies to reflect and align with needs of the community as outlined in the Cecil County Strategic Plan. Areas to be addressed include Economic Development, Education, Infrastructure and Safe, Healthy and Active Communities. For more information on strategic priorities and purpose areas, see

Preference will be given to applications that directly serve a population or purpose area with demonstrated need.

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GrantWatch ID#: 181140

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The maximum award per grant application is $25,000.

Term of Contract:

FY 2023 VLT Local Community Grant funds are for a 12-month period that starts 7/1/2022 and ends 6/30/2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funds requested through this application are limited to nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations and state, county, and local government agencies located within Cecil County, Maryland.

Nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations must be in good standing with the State of Maryland and Cecil County.

VLT grants may not be used to reimburse or replace (supplant) funds from other sources and may not be distributed to sub-grantees.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A virtual informational presentation will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 11 a.m. for interested parties to receive an overview of the NOFA and to ask questions.

The workshop will be held in the Elk Room of the Cecil County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Boulevard in Elkton, or can be accessed via Zoom at
Meeting ID: 977 8153 0185. Passcode: 889610.

Pre-Application Information:

- Monday, April 25, 2022: VLT NOFA Release
- Wednesday, May 11, 2022: Informational Workshop, Virtual Meeting, 11 am – 12 pm
- Friday, May 20, 2022: Deadline for grant applications (11:59 p.m.). Applications must be received by the stated deadline.
- May 27 – June 3, 2022: Grant Review Committee meetings
- June 6 – 17, 2022: County Executive Review of recommendations
- June 20 - 24, 2022: Notifications to grant recipients and public announcements
- July 1, 2022: VLT Local Community Grants funding available
- June 30, 2023: VLT Local Community Grants expire

Eligible organizations may submit one (1) application for each Purpose Area.

Cecil County Government will distribute grant funds on a reimbursement basis following the receipt of invoices and proof of expenditures.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be submitted electronically to

If you are unable to submit an electronic application or if you have any questions, please contact Barbara Smith at the Department of Community Services, 410-996-8430 or

Department of Community Services
Community Partnerships Division
200 Chesapeake Blvd, Suite 2550
Elkton, MD 21921

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