Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, County Council-designated grant funding for County
non-profit organizations is allocated through two principal sources: non-departmental designated grants and
special appropriation grants. The Council
also periodically awards grants associated with the Stadium Impact Area
Mitigation Fund, as authorized by CR-87-2009.
FY 2015 Non-Departmental Designated Grants
2015 Approved County Budget includes grant allocations to 45 designated non-profit
organizations, plus $20,000 for scholarships to former student members of the
Board of Education, for a total amount of $2,740,000. These specific grants, which are referred to
as Non-Departmental Designated Grants, further reflect and underscore the
Council's firm commitment to building and maintaining a strong partnership with
the County's non-profit service community.
Citizen / community-based programs and services represent an important
and critical component of the County's overall efforts to help address the
human, social, education, recreation and other service needs that are central
to building and maintaining strong communities.
A letter of invitation and an application package will be sent to those
FY 2015 Special Appropriation Grants
2015 Approved County Budget provides $100,000 in grant funds for each Council
Member to designate and allocate to local County non-profit service
organizations (501(c)(3) charities).
These grants, which are referred to as Special Appropriation Grants and
total $900,000 Council-wide, are part of the Council's continuing priority
partnership with non-profit organizations that help support a wide range of
vital programs and services to the County's citizens and communities.
FY 2015 Grant Processing Procedures
provide for greater transparency and full accountability of the Council's grant
fund allocation and designation programs, modifications are continuing to be
made to the grant program processes to further strengthen transparency and
ensure the continuing integrity of the Council's grant programs. The grant program processing requirements,
including the modifications for FY 2015, are briefly summarized below. Gary Sabel, Grant Coordinator, Prince
George's County Council, will manage the day-to-day processing of all Council
grants (non-departmental and special appropriation).
of non-departmental designated and special appropriation grants all require the
submission of the same set of documents (as applicable for your
organization). All grant applications
undergo the same scrutiny (i.e., verification of good standing with the IRS and
the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (MD SDAT) and the
submission of all applicable supporting documents). If an organization designated to receive a
grant is not in good standing, it will not receive the grant until it has been
reinstated to good standing status.
Applying for a special appropriation grant does not mean that an
organization, even if it is in good standing and has all of its paperwork in
order, will receive a grant from a council member.
following documents need to be submitted (see caveat(s) in parentheses) with
A completed, signed and dated FY 2015 grant
A copy of the IRS tax-exempt status letter
(only if your organization is a first-time applicant or if requested by the grant
A copy of the organization's IRS Form 990,
Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax)
A copy of the financial report (see FY 2015
financial report, below), documenting how funds received from the County Council
in the previous fiscal year had been used
A list of the organization's board of
directors and a list of the organization's staff
payments will be transmitted either by mail (for checks) or electronically (for
those organizations that signed up for electronic deposit).
have questions on the grant program, please contact Gary Sabel, Grant Coordinator,
by phone at 301-952-5839 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
following documents are provided for your use, as needed:
- Supplemental Instructions For Special Appropriation Grants (PDF)
- Grant Documents Checklist (PDF)
- FY 2015 Grant Application (PDF)
- Electronic Disbursement Enrollment Form (PDF)
- FY 2014 Financial Report (PDF)
Stadium Impact Grant Awards
Non-Departmental Grant Summaries