The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is offering a second opportunity (Round II) to apply to the Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI). Round II has up to $9 million in funding available.
Eligibility requirements for Round II DHCD NORI have been expanded to allow nonprofit organizations with an annual operating budget over $5 million and more than 50 employees to apply for funding.
Round II DHCD NORI will be for nonprofits whose mission and work is focused on the economic development and economic recovery of Maryland communities as well as those nonprofits that focus on the health and human services and housing of underserved Maryland populations. This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) pertains only to the up to $9 million available for Round II and provides a preview of the application. The application for this funding is projected to be available online Wednesday, August 12.
To be eligible to apply, a nonprofit 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 official 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 12 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.
The following attachments will be required in the on-line application in order for the application to be considered complete:
Regionally assigned DHCD team leaders can help you. For quickest response, use the following email contact information to reach staff since most DHCD staff are teleworking.
Western and Central Maryland (Allegany, Garrett, Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Howard):Sara Jackson: email@example.com Sarah Kim: firstname.lastname@example.org
Montgomery CountyGarland Thomas: email@example.com Duane Felix: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, Calvert, CharlesAshlee Green: email@example.com Drew Holcombe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Shore, Cecil, and HarfordKaren Forbes: email@example.com JB Weiss: firstname.lastname@example.org
Baltimore CityTodd Scott: email@example.com John Papagni: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Arundel and Baltimore CountyLarry Brown: email@example.com Marcie Castaneda: firstname.lastname@example.org