ACDS is now 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.
There are 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.
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.
The LDC has identified the following three major areas that they would like to see grant funds have an impact:
- schools and educational institutions;
- communities in need of beautification and improvement; and
- human service programs that help individuals succeed
If you would like to read more about the LDC’s current Strategic Priorities, please click HERE.
To get a sense of the types of projects that have been funded in the past, check out the LDC’s overview of FY19 grant awards HERE.
FY2020 Applications are Live!
FY 2020 LDC grant applications are now available HERE.
The deadline for FY20 Community Grant applications is Friday, December 19, 2018 at 4:00pm. Instructions for submission can be found in the application. Applications are reviewed, and final award decisions are made, by the Local Development Council.
This year, for the first time, ACDS will be conducting a Grants Training Workshop. The workshop will be held on November 8th, 2018 at the Harmans Community Room at Arundel Mills, 6pm. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. During the workshop, we will explain the application process and go over the grant requirements. If you are unable to attend this session, you can reach out to ACDS staff with any questions about the application process. Additionally, we will hold a second training in the Spring for grant awardees to go over grant requirements for those who could not make the initial training.
If you are planning to attend the Grants Training on November 8th, please RSVP to Dave Sims, Project Planner, ACDS, at email@example.com.