Community Grant Program

Dear Community Member,
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of Harford County has funding available for Neighborhood Grants. These funds may be used for programs that are new and creative, or for programs that have been demonstrated to be effective in to help reduce crime and/or drug abuse in our communities.

The program must help improve the quality of our communities by preserving neighborhoods, making neighborhoods safer and stronger, help build a sense of community, and/or through intervention or prevention programs for at-risk youth.

Eligible Groups
The following groups may apply for funding:
  • Churches
  • Community Associations
  • Informal Community Groups
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Parent Teacher Associations (P.T.A.s)
  • Youth Groups
Program Examples
Non-Profit organizations must develop partnerships with community organizations and vice versa. Program examples are listed below, but do not include all possibilities:
  • Community Clean-Up
  • Mentor Programs
  • Neighborhood Patrol
  • Other Community Based Initiatives with drug and alcohol education unit
  • Youth Odd Jobs Program - coupled with comprehensive services
Applications will be accepted beginning August 3, 2015. Grants will be awarded in early September and will continue until all funding is exhausted.

How to Apply

All levels of funding are considered and encouraged up to $5,000. If your group would like to apply for funding, please complete an application by clicking on the link below. In addition, a representative from your group may be requested to make a presentation before the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and answer questions prior to funding being awarded.

Completed Forms Should Be Returned to:
Department of Community Services
Office of Drug Control Policy
319 S Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
via Email

Questions may be directed to:
Joe Ryan - 410-638-3308