FY 2021 LDC Community Grant Applications are now available at the bottom of this page. Please read the guidelines included in the downloadable application carefully before submitting.
ACDS is the administering agency for Anne Arundel County’s Local Development Council (LDC) grants. LDC grants are available on a competitive basis to nonprofit and community organizations working to benefit the communities and residents within a three mile radius of Live! Casino.
The LDC has identified the following three major areas that they would like to see grant funds have an impact:
- Human Services for Success
- Communities in need of beautification and improvement; and
- Enhancing Educational Outcomes
If you would like to read more about the LDC’s current Strategic Priorities, please click HERE.
ACDS administers two types of LDC Grants:
These grants are available on a competitive basis to nonprofit organizations and community associations serving the community and residents within a three mile radius of the Live! Facility. Eligible applicants may apply for a maximum of $40,000.
The FY 2021 Community Grant Application and Budget Worksheet are available now at the bottom of this page. All applicants must submit a completed Community Grant Application and Budget Worksheet to be considered for funding. FY 2021 Community Grant applications will be due on November 29th, 2019.
To get a sense of the types of projects that have received Community Grant funds in the past, check out the LDC’s overview of FY20 Community Grant awards HERE.
Questions about the Community Grant application process may be directed to Dave Sims, Project Planner, ACDS, at email@example.com.
Invitation Only Grants.
From time to time, the LDC will invite nonprofit organizations & community associations to apply for funding outside of the $40,000 Community Grant process in order to meet an identified need or LDC priority.
Invited applicants will receive a formal invitation, and will still be required to complete the LDC Invitation Grant Application and FY2021 Budget Worksheet to be considered for funding. For FY 2021, Invitation Grant Applications are due on January 31st, 2020.
To get a sense of the types of projects that have received Invitation Only Grant funds in the past, check out the LDC’s overview of FY20 Invitation Only Grant awards HERE.
For more information, please contact Erin Karpewicz, Policy & Development Coordinator, ACDS, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual LDC Grants Training
ACDS will conduct a Grants Training Workshop on October 17th, 2019 at 6pm at the Harmans Community Room at Arundel Mills, which will offer applicants the opportunity to hear more about the LDC application process and grant requirements. If you are unable to attend this session, you can reach out to ACDS staff with any questions. The presentation will be posted here following the Workshop.
Monthly LDC Meetings
The Local Development Council typically meets on the 3rd Wednesday during the months of September – June at 6 p.m. at the Harmans Community Center at Arundel Mills. Please check the meeting calendar for exceptions. In the event of inclement weather, LDC monthly meetings may be cancelled. LDC meeting cancellations will follow the Anne Arundel County Public Schools closing policy for afterschool and evening activities. Please refer to the AACPS website or call 410.222.5000 for information about closures.