Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced 23 awards through the county’s Community Partnership Grant program for Fiscal Year 2019. She thanked the human service nonprofit agencies that help others reach their potential, and pointed out the impact that the partnerships create.
Grants will provide emergency shelter and life-saving prescription medicines to those in crisis, life skills training, dental care for seniors and others who cannot afford these services, shelter for high-risk victims of domestic violence, and food for children, among other services.
"These grants make a significant difference to people in our community. They allow us to leverage our efforts so we can make a bigger difference with our human services nonprofit partners, and they go a long way toward making sure that everyone can benefit from our community’s prosperity," said Executive Gardner.
The program leverages county resources, avoids duplication of effort and establishes a strong functional collaboration to meet the human service needs in the community. Working together with the community, the county saves tax dollars through early intervention and prevention.
Of the 41 competitive applications received for the grants, an independent panel selected grantees to meet needs in one of three categories – housing, seniors and community needs. Twenty-one Frederick County nonprofits were awarded a total of 23 grants. Funds could be used for one-time purchases, ongoing programs, or both.
For a complete listing of the awards and more information, visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/communitypartnershipgrants