Howard County’s Youth Engagement Programming (YEP!) Grants promote youth activities and engagement in Howard County through free, accessible, and supportive programming developed by nonprofit and community organizations. The goal of these grants is to provide community organizations with the resources to develop programs for young people in Howard County that are offered outside of traditional school hours. Grant applications should focus on social-emotional learning, mental health and wellness, and activities for young people. Additionally, proposals that leverage partnerships with other community organizations are encouraged.

The YEP! Grant application period runs from March 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis while funds are available.

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Application Process and Requirements


  • Applicants must demonstrate that the organization is a 501c(3) and in good standing.
  • Applicants must provide direct services to the residents of Howard County, Maryland.
  • Any programs funded by the grant must be active for the duration of eighteen months.
  • Grant recipients must provide bimonthly reports to the County Executive’s office on how the funding is being used and the impact that it has made.

Application Process

  1. Applications may be submitted on a rolling basis through May 31, 2023 at 11:59pm.
  2. To apply, please download the application and budget form which can be found HERE.
  3. Complete and submit application and budget form to Janice Marmol ([email protected]).
Available County Programs for Young Adults
Community Resources and Services
Howard County Police Department
Recreation and Parks

Teen Club- Free

Location-Roger Carter CC
2nd Wednesday of the Month
September-May- 4-5:30pm

Digital Photography

Location- Gary J Arthur CC
5-week- $69

Feb 25th 10:30-11:30am

Anime & Manga: Styles of Classic Mangaka

Location-Clarksville MS
4-week class-$75

Feb 9th 6:30-8pm
April 27th 6:30-8pm

Character Design Class

Location- Clarksville MS
4 Week Class-$75

April 26th  6:30pm-8pm

Drawing Techniques

Location-Murray MS
5 Week Class-$75

April 19   6pm-8pm

Henna painting

Location-Roger Carter CC
2 Week Class-$59

April 14  6-8pm

Painting for Teens

Location- North Laurel CC
5 Week Class-$79

April 15  10:30am-Noon

Hip Hop Dance Intro-

Location Roger Carter CC
6 Week Class-$89

April 16- 3pm-5pm

Hip Hop Dance Advanced-

Location Roger Carter CC
6 Week Class-$89

April 15- 3pm-5pm

K-Pop Style Dance Intro-

Location Roger Carter CC
6 Week Class-$89

April 16- 12:30pm-2:30pm

K-Pop Style Dance Advanced-

Location Roger Carter CC
6 Week Class-$89

April 15- 12:30pm-2:30pm

Ker De Zuri Dance-

Location-North Laurel CC
8 Week class-$79

April 16- 6:30pm-7:30pm

Teen Ball Room Scene-

Location Harriett Tubman CC
6 Week Class-$69

April 13 6:30pm-8:30pm

Dungeons & Dragons

Location- Rojer Carter CC
9  Week Class-$169

April 15th Noon-3pm

Animation Using Minecraft Software-

April 15th – Roger Carter CC         10:45am-11:45am
April 15th- North Laurel CC            3:15pm-4:15pm

April 16th Gary J Arthur-                 10:45am-11:45am
April 16th Harriett Tubman CC     3:15pm-4:15pm

Chess With Magnus Academy

Location-Hammond MS
April 12

8 Classes

Teen Entrepreneurs Academy

Location-Harriet Tubman CC

April 13th

Babysitting Fundamental

Location-Ellicott Mills MS
2-week class-$69

Feb 8th 5:30-6:30pm


Lets Glow Crazy-

Harriet Tubman CC
June 9th 7:30pm-10:30pm

May the 4th Family Fun Parade- Free- 

Thomas Isaac Log Cabin
May 4 - 6-7:30pm 


Workforce Development

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