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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 GRANT APPLICATIONS

 

FY16 CSP Operating Grant

CSP 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.  

To access the FY16 CSP Operating grant application and budget forms, please click on the following links:  

FY16 CSP Initiative Grant

CSP 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. 

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: 

FY16 CSP One-Time Grant

 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

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   

For a listing of the FY15 Community Services Partnership one-time and initiative grant recipients, please click here. 

 

CONTINUUM OF CARE (CoC)

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

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 Agendas:  

CoC Steering Group Minutes: 

FFY2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Project Applications 

The FFY2014 Project Applications were due to HUD on October 30, 2014. Applications were due by 5 p.m. on October 15, 2014 to the Department of Citizen Services; the competition is now closed. The Evaluation and Resource Allocation (ERA) Committee of the Board to Promote Self-Sufficiency (BPSS) reviewed and ranked the FFY2014 Project Applications. The Department of Citizen Services submitted the ranked Project Applications as follows:  

Tier 1 Projects::  

    1. Howard County Mental Health Authority – Shelter + Care - $165,666

    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. Bridges – Transitional -  $71,849

    6. Howard County Housing Commission, McKinney V - $22,633

 

Tier 2 Projects:   

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

    8. Planning Grant – $11,227 
 

 

 

 

 

  

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

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 

 

FFY2013 Continuum of Care (CoC) Project Applications   

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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