Community Service Partnerships
COMMUNITY SERVICE PARTNERSHIP GRANTS
Howard County, through its Department of Citizen Services, offers grants to nonprofit organizations providing critical human services in the county. To be eligible for funding, an agency must:
- Be a 501 (c)(3) or 501 (c)(4) nonprofit,
- Serve the residents of Howard County (if the agency serves a larger geographic area, funding may only be requested for those services that are offered within Howard County), and
- Make their services available to eligible residents in conformance with federal, state, and local housing and human rights law.
NEW! FY16 CSP GRANT APPLICATIONS
FY16 CSP Operating GrantCSP grants provide 501 (c)(3) and 501 (c)(4) nonprofit organizations with funding to support the delivery of essential human services in the Howard County community. CSP funds may be used for operating expenses to support the ongoing administrative functioning of an agency, project expenses to support the cost of a specific program or service, and/or direct client assistance. For more information, call 410-313-6400 (voice/relay).
To access the FY16 CSP Operating grant application and budget forms, please click on the following links:
FY16 CSP Initiative GrantCSP grants provide 501 (c)(3) and 501 (c)(4) nonprofit organizations with funding to support the delivery of essential human services in the Howard County community. CSP funds may be used for operating expenses to support the ongoing administrative functioning of an agency, project expenses to support the cost of a specific program or service, and/or direct client assistance. For more information, call 410-313-6400 (voice/relay).
CSP initiative funds may be used for:
- A new or existing initiative that addresses the CSP priorities of meeting basic needs or promoting self-sufficiency.
- Projects that assist with implementing the County’s Plan to End Homelessness (PEH).
To access the FY16 application and budget forms, please click on the following links:
CSP one-time funds may be used for one-time expenses such as a strategic planning process, technology upgrades, or vehicle replacement.
FY15 Community Service Partnership Grants
View the list of the FY15 Community Services Partnership grant recipients. In general, grant funds can be used for either agency operating costs, direct program costs or a combination of the two. CSP funding cannot be used as capital project grants. For questions regarding the Community Service Partnership Program, please call 410-313-6400 (voice/relay) or email email@example.com
CONTINUUM OF CARE (CoC)
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The Department of Citizen Services (DCS) is the lead agency responsible for planning and coordinating homeless services in Howard County. DCS administers the Federal and State grants which fund services to end and prevent homelessness. A continuum of services is available, including:
- Outreach, assessment, and prevention
- Emergency shelter
- Transitional housing
- Permanent housing with supportive services
- Permanent housing
- Supportive services
CoC Steering Group Minutes:
FFY2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Collaborative Application & Project Applications
On September 17, 2015 HUD released the FY2015 Continuum of Care Application. On Tuesday September 22, 2015, an email was released to the Continuum of Care, calling for applications for this competition. FFY2015 Email Release for CoC App - 9.2015
There are two main components of this application; both are due in the federal reporting site, e-snaps on November 20, 2015, 7:59 PM. The first component is the FFY2015 Collaborative Application (previously named Exhibit 1). This includes questions about the CoC’s governance, structure, community and client engagement, documented partnerships, local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and overall ability to commit to ending homelessness in line with the federal plan, Opening Doors.
The second component is the FFY2015 Project Applications (previously named Exhibit 2’s). The local Howard County internal deadline for all Renewal Project Applications is 5 p.m. on October 20, 2015 to the Department of Citizen Services. All Applications (renewals and bonus) must be submitted in e-snaps. If your agency is interested in applying for any available Bonus Project Applications for Permanent Supportive Housing or Rapid Rehousing, please contact Michelle Hippert, at information listed below.
HUD has released a variety of guides and instruction manuals to assist agencies submitting Project Applications – both new and Renewals. Those guides and manuals can be found here, under the “CoC Program Competition – Project Applicants”: https://www.hudexchange.info/e-snaps/guides/coc-program-competition-resources/
The Evaluation and Resource Allocation (ERA) Committee of the Board to Promote Self-Sufficiency will review and rank the FFY2015 Project Applications, in accordance with the FFY2015 NOFA, and all agencies submitting Renewal Project Applications, and any Bonus Project Applications will be notified no later than 15 days prior to HUD’s submission deadline of November 20, 2015 7:59 PM. To review the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and the guiding regulations for the program, please see the following resources:
If you require immediate assistance, please contact Grassroots Crisis Intervention 24 HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE: 410-531-6677 (voice/relay).