Grants

Thank you for the good work you are doing in Prince George's County as we work together to strengthen our community.

All funds for FY2021 have been disbursed. Please check back in late July for FY2022 Special Appropriation Grant Applications. 

Supporting Non-Profits
Each year the Prince George's County Council appropriates funds to support non-profit organizations throughout the County in the form of Special Appropriation Grants. Each Council Member has their own process for distributing grant funding.

Citizen Advisory Committee
To distribute grants from my office, I have formed a Citizen Advisory Committee to review grant applications and make recommendations. This is a competitive process as each year funding requests far exceed available funds. Priority is given to programs that serve District 3 residents and grants are typically in the range of $500-$1,500. In your application, please be sure to include a description of the work you do with District 3 residents. Letters of support are not required, but may enhance your application.

Past Grant Support
Past grant support from District 3 does not influence future grant funding, but if you have received a District 3 Special Appropriation Grant in the past, please include information about how that money was used.

Applying for FY 2021 Special Appropriations Grant 
As Council Chair in 2018, I initiated an updated health assessment by the RAND Corporation. The final report, "Assessing Health and Human Services Needs to Support an Integrated Health In All Policies Plan in Prince George's County" was released in September. You can read the full report and executive summary here.

I believe it is crucial for Prince George's County to expend more dollars in health and social services. Doing so during the midst of an economic crises requires prioritization. Thus, I will allocate the District 3 Special Appropriation Grant funding to proposals that align with the needs and strategies outlined in the RAND report as well as those that align to address equity in the community.

District 3 Grant Submission
District 3 Special Appropriations Grants in the past have had a submission deadline. For the first time, we have removed the required deadline. For the FY2021 grant cycle we are accepting applications on a rolling basis; however, a majority of funding decisions will be made by February 2021. We have disbursed all funds, please check here in late July for FY2022 applications. 

If you would like to apply for a Fiscal Year 2021 Special Appropriations grant from my office, please visit the Council's Special Appropriation Grant Awards page. Detailed instructions and the Fiscal Year 2021 Special Appropriation Grant Application may be found there. Please note the application and requirements have been updated from previous years along with a new online submission process, so please allow yourself ample time to complete the application and compile the required documents.

After you've submitted your application to the Council grants office, please send a separate letter via email to Alesha Wilson at 
aewilson@co.pg.md.us. This correspondence should include a specific explanation of the health and/or equity focus of your application and an explanation of how your funding request will serve District 3 residents. 


Making a Difference
There are many non-profit organizations and individuals in District 3 and throughout Prince George's County that are making a positive difference in the community. I am grateful for the many ways you and the members of our non-profit community serve our residents each and every day.