Howard County Government is committed to investing in the provision of critical human services by nonprofit organizations in Howard County, Maryland through the Community Service Partnership (CSP) Program. The Howard County Executive’s overarching goal is to partner with the nonprofit sector to create, enhance, and support the delivery of essential human services in the Howard County community. CSP grants provide funding to support the delivery of human services, specifically those services which meet basic needs and provide greater opportunities for individuals and families to be self-sufficient.
All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Funding for CSP grants is made available through the County budgeting process and is dependent upon the resources available each budget year. All application should be aware that CSP grant amounts are subject to change from one grant year to another. CSP Grants are awarded at the sole discretion of the County.
Within these general guidelines, we consider the following funding request types
The CSP is currently facilitating an inclusive redesign process to reimagine the CSP grant program in the context of today’s Howard County. Our goal is to launch the redesigned CSP grant program in FY22 that will:
The end goal of this process is a new high-impact grant program that fully leverages the County's grant dollars in partnership with local nonprofits to drive measurable progress for the people of Howard County. At this stage in the process, we are curating and culling data from existing needs assessments to create a clearer overall picture of resources and gaps in human services throughout Howard County. Throughout the redesign process, CSP will remain committed to addressing the barriers to stability and finding what strategies are needed to make Howard County a place of broadly shared prosperity and opportunity for all who live and work here.
To learn more, please review Frequently Asked Questions . Still have questions? Contact Megan Godfrey Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org .
The redesign process will take place during FY20. With proposed changes to be implimented in FY22.
One-Time Grant - Open application; was due by January 15, 2020.
Operating Grant - Closed application (no new applicants); was due by January 15, 2020
Human Service Transportation Grant - Closed application; was due by January 15, 2020.
Applications were completed and submitted online via the Howard County FluidReview Portal.
All prospective applicants for the above funding opportunities were welcomed and encouraged to attend the Pre-Application Information Sessions. They receive technical guidance on the application process at these sessions.
FY20 CSP Human Servce Grant Recipients:
FY19 CSP Human Service Grant Recipients:
FY18 CSP Human Service Grant Recipients:
FY17 CSP Human Service Grant Recipients:
FY16 CSP Human Service Grant Recipients:
FY15 CSP Human Service Grant Recipients
FY14 CSP Human Service Grant Recipients
CSP Funding History (1983 - 2017)
This document is intended as a broad overview - historical data may be inconsistent with actual awards. If you are aware of any discrepancies in the figures provided, please call 410-313-5996.
Current CSP Grant Recipients
Report Submission Guide
Current Grant Recipient Forms & Documents
CSP Point of Contact Form - if the information on the Point of Contact form submitted with your application changes, please submit an updated form to the Grant Manager
Budget Modification Request Form - please complete all 3 sections (2 tabs) and sign the form prior to submission. Approval from the Grant Manager must be acquired prior to initiating any budget changes resulting in a modification of 10% or more of any line item
Report Submission Guide - please use this form as a guide to complete all required reporting. CSP grant reporting is now submitted through the FluidReview portal.
DocuSign - will be used, starting the FY20 grant season, for electronically signing Grant Agreements. Awardees will receive their grant agreement directly from DocuSign. The email from DocuSign will be sent to the individual identified as the contract signatory on the Point of Contact form submitted with the respective grant application—please make us aware of any changes in this point of contact immediately. Linked below are directions on how to sign and return grant agreements. No witness is required as DocuSign serves as the witness. Any questions regarding grant agreements or if you need to modify an agencie's document, should reach out to Megan Godfrey Jackson email@example.com, do not reply through the DocuSign system.
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CSP is embarking on a redesign process.Click here to learn more.