FY 2025 LDC Community Grant Applications are now available. Completed applications are due Monday, December 18.
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 of focus for awarding grant funds:
- Human Services for Success
- Beautifying and Revitalizing Communities; 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 non-profit organizations and community associations serving the community and residents implementing projects and programs serving and benefiting residents within a three-mile radius of the Live! Casino in Hanover, and are for up to $40,000.
All Local Development Council applications are completed online through ACDS’s Neighborly Portal. To register your account, please click HERE to be taken to the ACDS Neighborly Portal Login Page. If you are unable to access our online portal, please contact us at the email below.
A quick-guide for getting started with Neighborly can be found on the login page.
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 FY22 Community Grant awards HERE.
If you have any other questions about the LDC, please contact Tracey Mullery, grants associate, ACDS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Grant Application to be considered for funding. If your organization has been invited to apply for a FY 2025 LDC Grant, ACDS staff will contact you during Fall 2023.
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 FY22 Invitation Only Grant awards HERE.
For more information, please contact Elisha Harig-Blaine, Assistant Planning Director, ACDS, at email@example.com.
Annual LDC Grants Training.
ACDS has recorded a training to help all interested community members with the application. To view the training, click here.
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 Severn Library. Please check the meeting calendar for exceptions.
Please refer to the AACPS website or call 410.222.5000 for information about closures. In the event of inclement weather, please check back here and on the County webpage (Video Lottery Facility Meeting Calendar – Anne Arundel County Government (aacounty.org)) for any weather-related cancellations.