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Posted on: July 20, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Redevelopment Authority Awards Nearly $250,000 in Community Impact Grants to Local Non-Profits

Largo, MD --- The Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County has awarded nearly $250,000 in Community Impact Grants (CIG) to a wide range of local, non-profit organizations.  These grants are given to community based organizations that are incorporated and are 501©3 entities to help implement innovative community projects within the County’s inner beltway.  Eligible recipients must be located within Prince George's County and be in good standing.

“In many instances, a small infusion of capital dollars can take a community project from the planning phase to implementation,” says Howard W. Ways, Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority of Prince George's County.  Community Impact Grants help organizations build their capacity and strengthen their communities.”

Grants must be used for capital purposes such as the purchase of equipment and materials. Grants cannot be used for operations, salaries or personnel. Proposed projects must fall into one of several categories: Neighborhood Beautification or Environment or Natural Resources and Sustainability.  Grants can only be used for capital expenses related to the implementation of a community based project.  

Total funding for FY 2017 for this program does not exceed $250,000 and the maximum grant amount is $50,000.  Successful applicants shall have up to one year from the date of the executed grant agreement to complete the project and expend the grant funds. The Community Impact Grant Program does require a match from non-Prince George’s County Government sources, which can include both in-kind and cash contributions.  The total funding approved was $249,049.

Eight grants have been awarded for FY17:






The Conservancy of Broadcreek, Inc.


Reforestation of Native Plants




Award Amount:  $15, 875


The project includes reforestation in Fort Washington,  MD.  A historic district, work included  the removal of 50 yards of invasive bamboo and greenbrier in accordance with  the Conservancy’s Forest Plan and reforestation of native plants.  The addition of a walking trail is also  planned.  The bamboo will be donated to  the National Zoo.






Catholic Charities, Temple Hills, MD


Garden Preservation Project




Award Amount:  $50,000


The project will provide storm water management and  needed green space to the Susan Denison Mona Center, including 30 raised  planting beds for the community use, 10 raised bed teaching gardens, the  planting of trees and native plants and the installation of rain  gardens.  CIG funds will be used for  such things as the purchase and installation of a pavilion, solar lighting,  mulch and signage.






Windmill Square Condo, Inc.


Exterior and Landscape  Improvement




Award Amount:  $50,000


Project will replace rotting wood retaining walls on two  streets within the Windmill Square community with block walls and upper  fencing as needed.






Northern Estate Home Association


Install Endcap Monuments and  Landscaping




Award Amount:  $13,705


Project will provide neighborhood identification through  the installation of stone monuments and will use landscaping to beautify  common areas and support storm water management.






Mission of Love Charities, Inc.


Feeding 5,000 in Five Years




Award Amount:  $29,070


Project will create an urban garden and an urban farming  training center at the Mission’s warehouse site.  Participants will be taught to grow and  cultivate fruits and vegetables in an effort to address the area’s food  desert crisis.






Greenbelt MakerSpace Coop, Inc.


Composting Food Scraps to  Enrich the Soil




Award Amount:  $11,150


Project will install 3 composting systems:  A home, a commercial space and a 3-bin hot  composting station.  These systems will  facilitate food rescue, produce locally-sourced compost for the community and  will introduce agricultural practices and at home gardening to residents  throughout the community.  CIG funds  are being requested for materials and equipment to be used to create  composting and vermicomposting stations, and to purchase in-home composting  bins.






Hyattsville CDC


ARTways:  Cultural Signage and Mapping




Award Amount:  $50,000


Project will create wayfinding signage along Rhode Island  Avenue Trolley and Northwest Branch Valley Trails, transforming that area  into a Riverwalk to increase tourism in the Gateway Arts District of the  County.  CIG funding request includes  the installation of a Signage Kiosk, design and printing of signage  information, complete the installation of the Veterans Memorial.






The Arc of Prince George’s County






Award Amount:  $29,249


The project involves the creation and installation of a  new LED sign for its headquarters to assist clients and vendors in locating  the facility as well as contributing to the branding of the McCormick  business corridor.


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