Developing and maintaining strong partnerships with our nonprofit community is critical as we work to address the needs of County residents and citizens. The County government as a grant recipient is not immune to achieving and demonstrating measurable results and outcomes to our funders. Similarly, our County government as a grant maker must hold our non profit partners to these same standards. Performance measurement, evaluation and analysis for data-based decision-making are increasingly important drivers in informing policy-making. If we are all to succeed in diversifying our federal, state, local and private funding streams, we must all evaluate our “grant readiness” and our track record for planning, implementing, managing and evaluating successful projects and services provided to constituents. To achieve the shared vision of a thriving economy, great schools, safe neighborhoods and high quality healthcare, we must have a greater impact on raising the quality of life in areas that have been deemed to be most in need of resources. By taking a holistic approach in addressing the targeted communities, the “Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI)”, was established. It is an on-going, ever-evolving effort to uplift six neighborhoods in the County by improving key indicators in these same communities. TNI Key Indicators include, but are not limited to the following:
- Reduction in violent crime
- Reduction in property crime
- Improvement in 3rd and 5th grade reading and math scores
- School absentee rates
- Foreclosure rates
- Concentrations of Section 8 housing
- Income levels
- Pedestrian deaths/injuries
- Residents on public assistance
For more information on the TNI Initiative, please visit this website: Prince George's County, MD: Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative.
Eligibility and Required Documentation
If your organization, institution or association, is incorporated as a private, non profit organization as designated under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, providing services in Prince George’s County AND currently in good standing with the State you are eligible. Additionally, upon application submission the following documents must be presented:
- Proof of IRS 501 (c) (3) federal tax-exempt status, dated within the last five years. A copy of the IRS Tax determination letter is acceptable documentation.
- Copy of your organization’s general entity information showing that it is currently in good standing with the State of Maryland, District of Columbia or Virginia.
- IRS Form 990 or proof of electronic IRS EZ-990 filing
- IRS W-9 Form