UPDATE TO FUNDING CRITERIA: Expanded Eligible Use of Funds and Increased Grant Request Amount
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering up to $40 million of the Governor’s $50 million Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI). The remaining nonprofit funding will be administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce.
Of the $40 million being administered by DHCD, $10 million is earmarked for nonprofits providing services to people with disabilities, that are licensed by the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to provide basic operating support (staffing, rent, utilities, supplies, etc.) to address the revenue reductions and/or expense increases due to COVID-19 and the related state-of-emergency, the replacement of which is critical to the nonprofit’s continuity of operations.
This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) pertains only to the $10 million allocation for nonprofit provider organizations licensed by BHA and DDA and provides a preview of the application. The application for this funding is projected to be on-line as of Monday, September 21st. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.
Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Applicant Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible to apply, a nonprofit provider must meet all of the following criteria:
The maximum grant request amount is $75,000 and the minimum amount is $5,000 based on the organization’s annual operating budget.
Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Application Process:
In addition to basic organizational information, such as the organization’s mission statement, the following information and attachments will be required in the on-line application in order for an application to be considered complete. Space to answer will be very limited; it is recommended that applicants prepare answers and gather required attachments in advance of the September 21 opening of the on-line application.
1. Organizational Summary: A brief description of the organization’s (a) recent accomplishments, and (b) financial ability to continue operations.
2. COVID Impacts: A brief summary and dollar amounts of the (a) overall revenue reductions and/or (b) expense increases incurred or projected for the period March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020. Provide information on other local, state and/or federal COVID-19 relief funds received and how they have addressed the impact of COVID-19 on your organization and how you still have an operational gap after receiving those funds.
3. Budget/Use of Funds: A simple budget form will be provided in the on-line application in which the applicant will list the sources and use(s) of requested funds and related awards.
The following attachments will be required in the on-line application in order for the application to be considered complete:
BHA and DDA can help you. For quickest response, use the following email contact information.
BHA – BHA.INQUIRIES@maryland.gov
DDA - DDA.PPEApp@maryland.gov