Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any changes to the Community Partnership Grant Program this year?

Yes.  Prince George’s County now requires that all potential vendors register with the Office of Central Services.  You MUST complete the Vendor Online Registration process.  This will only take a few minutes of your time.  Please go to and register your organization.

General Application Questions

  1. Who is eligible to apply?
  2. How do I apply?
  3. Can I use a prior year or last year’s application to apply for funding this year?
  4. Is there an application deadline?
  5. Is there a limit on the number of years an organization can receive a Community Partnership Grant?
  6. My organization has multiple program initiatives.  Is there a limit on the number of grant applications we can submit for consideration?
  7. Can I submit multiple grant requests in one application for consideration under the County Executive’s Community Partnership Grants?
  8. Who do I contact if I have application or documentation questions?
  9. Can a non-profit submit a letter instead of an application for the 2015 CPG?
  10. Can I use this same application to apply for grants offered by the Prince George’s County Council (Legislative Branch)?
  11. Do you accept proposals from organizations using a fiscal agent/fiscal sponsor?
  12. Is there an overall amount of funding available for grants?
  13. Since the County Executive has established the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI), will applications that offer programs and/or services in the six (6) TNI areas receive additional consideration?
  14.  My organization will be partnering with and/or operating in a Prince George’s County Public  School.  Is a letter from the school’s principal sufficient evidence of this partnership?

Proof of Eligibility/Documentation Questions

  1. My organization recently submitted our IRS Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code for consideration however; we have not received our IRS Tax Determination Letter.  Can I still apply?
  2. What does it mean to be in “Good Standing?”
  3. Where can I obtain proof of my “Good Standing” documentation for my jurisdiction?
  4. My non-profit is based in the District of Columbia. However, we also provide services in Prince George’s County.  Which entity should I contact to obtain proof of my “Good Standing”,  the State of Maryland or the District of Columbia?
  5. I have a copy of a Certificate of Status; however, it is from a year ago.  Is this acceptable?
  6. Is my proof of Charitable Registration indicating that my organization is in good standing with the Office of the Secretary of State the same as the Certificate of Status issued by the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation “Good Standing”?
  7. What does the State of Maryland Certificate of Status document look like?

Process Questions

  1. How will I know the status of my application once I have submitted it?
  2. I received a letter indicating my application was “complete.” Does that mean my proposal is being reviewed? 
  3. If my request for funding is denied, is there an appeal process?
  4. I received notification that my proposal was not funded.  How can I obtain feedback on my overall proposal submission?

Award Questions

  1. Will my nonprofit receive the amount of funding requested in our proposal?
  2. How will I be notified if I receive an award?
  3. What is the award range for the Community Partnership Grant?
  4. I received an award letter. When I can I expect my award distribution?

Reporting Questions

  1. Are there any reporting requirements?
  2. Are there any site visits and/or audit requirements?