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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 Pre-Application Meeting Announced

The Howard County Department of Citizen Services will hold a pre-submission meeting on Thursday, December 11 for non-profit organizations interested in applying for a FY2016 Community Service Partnership (CSP) grant. The meeting will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 401 of the Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, in Columbia, MD 21046.

 

FY15 Community Service Partnership Grants

CSP grants provide 501(c)(3) and 501c4 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.

To access the FY15 application and budget forms, please click on the following links: 

FY15 Operating Application Package 

Agency Budget_Expenses 

Agency Budget_Revenue  

For a listing of the FY15 Community Services Partnership grant recipients, please click here. 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 or email citizen@howardcountymd.gov  

 

CONTINUUM OF CARE (CoC)

NEW! View our CoC Newsletter, Fall 2014 Issue and click here to subscribe. 

The Department of Citizen Services is the public agency responsible for planning and coordinating homeless services in Howard County, and administers the Federal and State grants which fund homeless services. A continuum of services is available, including

  • Outreach, assessment, and prevention
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional housing
  • Permanent housing with supportive services
  • Permanent housing
  • Supportive services

 

FFY2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Funding 

The FFY 2014 application process for Continuum of Care funding through HUD is now closed. Applications were due October 15, 2014, by 5 p.m.

To review the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for this year’s application please see the following resources: 

The window for accepting project applications by the Department of Citizen Services is now closed. The Evaluation and Resource Allocation (ERA) Committee of the Board to Promote Self Sufficiency is reviewing and ranking all project applications. The Department of Citizen Services will submit Project Applications, as accepted and ranked by the ERA, by HUD’s deadline of October 30, 2014. 

 

For information, contact: Michelle Hippert, CoC Manager at 410-313-5971 (voice/relay) or email mhippert@howardcountymd.gov if you have questions related to these funding allocations. 

Mailing Address: 

Michelle Hippert, CoC Manager 
Howard County Department of Citizen Services
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 300, Columbia, MD 21046
 

 

CONTINUUM OF CARE (CoC) Project Applications   

FFY 2013 – FFY 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Funding 

The FFY2013 – FFY2014 Collaborative Continuum of Care application was submitted to HUD on February 3, 2014.  The Collaborative Application, due every two years, included the Federal Fiscal Year Project Applications (FFY2013) requests.  

On April 8, 2014, Howard County was awarded Tier 1 Project Applications for FFY2013.  On June 19, 2014, HUD announced the Tier 2 Project Application awards for FFY2013.  See below for awards by agency and amount:  

    

Tier 1 Projects: 

 1. Howard County Mental Health Authority – Shelter + Care - $167,010    

 2. Howard County Housing Commission, McKinney I - $349,504    

 3. Howard County Housing Commission, McKinney II - $201,397    

 4. Howard County Housing Commission, McKinney III - $69,157 

 5. Howard County Housing Commission, McKinney V - $23,149 

 6. Howard County Housing Commission, McKinney IV - $16,817 

   

Tier 2 Projects:

  1. Bridges Transitional Housing - $71,849 

For information, contact:  Michelle Hippert, CoC Manager at 410-313-5971 (voice/relay) or email mhippert@howardcountymd.gov if you have questions related to these awards.  

Mailing Address: 

Michelle Hippert, CoC Manager 

Howard County Department of Citizen Services 

6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 300, Columbia, MD 21046 

  

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