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 Maryland Live! Casino.
ACDS administers two types of LDC Grants:
Invitation Only Grants. These grants are available to nonprofit and community organizations that are invited by the LDC to submit an application. The LDC invitation to apply will be based upon (i) identified needs within the eligible area; and (ii) presentations made by potential eligible applicants throughout the year. 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.
Community 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 Maryland Live! Facility. Eligible applicants may apply for a maximum of $40,000. 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.
The LDC has identified the following three major areas that they would like to see grant funds have an impact:
- Human service programs that help individuals succeed;
- Communities in need of beautification and improvement; and
- Schools and educational institutions.
If you would like to read more about the LDC’s current Strategic Priorities, please click HERE.
FY 2021 applications will be released in late September, 2019.
ACDS will conduct a Grants Training Workshop on October 17th, 2019 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.
Questions may be directed to Dave Sims, Project Planner, ACDS, at email@example.com.
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.