Community Health and Safety Works

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview​

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) administers Community Health and Safety Works grant opportunities to improve the livability and economic potential of Maryland communities through targeted investments in the physical environment that impact health and safety.

Who Can​ Apply

Eligible Applicants

501c3 Nonprofits and/or​ Local Governments.

Eligible Activities

Awards will be competitive in the five categories below. Applicants may apply only once in each category. Projects should be located in Baltimore City or within designated Sustainable Communities Areas elsewhere in the state.

  1. 1 - Community Placemaking

    Collaborations that engage artists and designers to create lovable spaces for community use. Communities will be asked to engage artists and/or designers to facilitate community engagement and project design and implementation. Grants up to $100,000.   

    This grant program is expected to open in February/March 2024.   

  2. 2 - Environmental Health and Justice

    Collaborations to eliminate predatory and unhealthy practices such as illegal dumping, litter and traffic hazards and address urban heat islands and other conditions related to climate change. Grants up to $100,000.   

    This grant program is expected to open in February/March 2024.   

  3. 3 - Crime and Violence Prevention and Intervention - Cameras, Lighting and Related Safety Services

    Grants up to $100,000.   

    This grant program is expected to open in February/March 2024.   

  4. 4 - Crime and Violence Prevention and Intervention - Comprehensive Outreach and Case Management Program

    Grants up to $250,000 to non-profit organizations for place-based comprehensive outreach and case management services that directly connect at-risk individuals to safe, restorative pathways.   

    Apply Now

    Currently, the Crime and Violence Prevention and Intervention - Comprehensive Outreach and Case Management Program grant application is open for applications. This is the grant to tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, up to $250,000, for place-based comprehensive outreach and case management services that directly connect at-risk individuals to safe, restorative pathways. The application will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until March 15, 2024. ​The CHSW-CVPI application​ must be completed online.     

    The application questions are provided in the CHSW-CVPI Sample Application​.   

    The application requires two uploads: 1) a FY24 CVPI Budget Template and 2) a FY23 CVPI Timeline Template. Both uploads are linked below. You must complete and upload both attachments to submit the Crime and Violence Prevention and Intervention - Comprehensive program application.  

  5. 5 - Technical Assistance for CHSW Initiatives

    Individual and teams of nonprofit providers that will provide project design and implementation support to the awardees of CHSW project funding. Nonprofit applicants must be Maryland-based and have a record of assistance to community-driven projects. Grants up to $100,000 for nonprofit providers to assist multiple CHSW projects.   

    This grant program is expected to open in February/March 2024. 

More ​Inf​ormation

Eric Borchers
​​Project Manager
​​Division of Neighborhood Revitalization
​​Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
​​2 North Charles Street, Suite 450
​​Baltimore, Maryland 21201
​​E: dhcd.communitysafety@maryland.gov