Frederick County government this week announced plans for its eighth Community Partnership Grants, a program that awards funding to nonprofits serving community needs, seniors and housing.

Grant money can be put toward operating expenses or one-time purchases, according to a county news release, which listed examples of one-time projects, such as HVAC equipment replacement for a transitional housing shelter, commercial washers and dryers at a homeless shelter, and computer equipment at a community center.

“Our human service nonprofits do an amazing job connecting people with the resources they need,” County Executive Jan Gardner said in the release. “The benefits to our community have been clear, especially during the pandemic.”

Applications will be available from Nov. 10 through Dec. 14, and the county plans to host a virtual meeting the night before applications open on Nov. 9. More information and a link to the applications, once they open, can be found online at Questions can be directed to Citizens Services Director of Operations Kelli Goetz at 301-600-1410 or

The county will announce grant winners in April 2022, and funding will be available beginning July 1.

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The county will announce grant winners in April 2022. What a bizarre way to phase recipients as "winners." If there are "winners" there must be "losers." Wonder who are the "losers."


Ridiculous! In recent days we read county government is awash in cash. How exactly does happen? It happens because government forcibly takes wealth from taxpayers which was obviously more than was necessary to fund the goverment. I retain the right to decide which, if any, non-profits to support with my earnings not Jan Gardner.

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