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 help defray an increase in costs directly related to the ongoing need to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) and related cleaning supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 Wednesday, August 5th . PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.
A separate NOFA for the $30 million from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is available here: www.dhcd.maryland.gov/MNRI
Information about nonprofit funding through the Maryland Department of Commerce is as follows:COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program Applications:
Maryland State Arts Council Arts Recovery Grant: Dana Parsons email@example.com
To be eligible to apply, a nonprofit provider must meet all of the following criteria:
The maximum grant request amount is $50,000 and the minimum amount is $5,000 based on the organization’s annual operating budget.
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 August 5 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 of the PPE and/or cleaning supply expense increases incurred or projected for the period March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020.
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