Notice of Funding Availability
St. Mary's Non-Profit Applicant Funding Utility

FY2018 Non-Profit Funding Application Process has closed.

Non-Profit Budget Discussion on 3/21/17 and Adopted Budget on 5/16/17


The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) funded over $1 million in Non-Profit Distributions for FY2017. The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have identified level-funding for FY2018. However, in response to increasing demand, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will accept all Non-Profit Distribution requests in the form of a Non-Profit Proposal (NPP) package from local Non-Profit Organizations which address the goals in the categories outlined below, and the General Requirements for the program. Following evaluation, and recommendation to the CSMC, Non-Profit Distributions will be based on the approved FY2018 Budget Appropriations.

Requests for Non-Profit Distribution Proposals (NPP): Proposals submitted in each category will be evaluated by an employee committee selected from within the department listed. The categories identified for evaluation by the departments shown below are specifically defined, but not limited to the following:

The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services (FY2017 Approved $906,415) offers a wide variety of programs and services to the residents of St. Mary’s County. This department will evaluate proposals in 4 key areas:


Behavioral Health Services related to mental health individual and family counseling, residential placement facilities, support services, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment, recovery support services and employment assistance.

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Community Services Hospice, family centered programs, children & family programs and activities, senior services, and veterans’ services.

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Disability Services Assistive technology, transportation, employment networking, veterans programs, advocacy services, peer support, respite care, independent living skills training, housing and transitioning youth programs and services.

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Homelessness Prevention Short-term or medium-term rental assistance, housing relocation and stabilization services, including such activities as mediation, credit counseling, security or utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance, and case management services.

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The St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development (FY2017 Approved $106,755) works to maintain and expand the local economy. This department will evaluate proposals in 4 key areas:


Conservation of Natural Resources The Agriculture and Seafood Division works to protect our rural heritage and promote sustainable agricultural businesses. We assist local farmers to maintain and expand profitable agriculture business, promote aquaculture, and work to preserve important environmental areas and natural assets of the County.

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Economic Development To promote the County’s competitive advantages, increase and broaden the tax base, recruit businesses to our community, facilitate the expansion of existing businesses, help new/start-up businesses and sustain businesses that are currently here. We are dedicated to retain and increase the presence of our largest employer, NAS Patuxent River and the supporting operations.

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Post Secondary Education To enhance opportunities for residents to access post-secondary education within the County to ensure that residents have job opportunities and that local businesses have a sufficient pool of trained and educated workers from which to hire.

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Post/Secondary/Primary Education An educated Workforce is an essential component of a robust economy. We work to ensure that residents have job opportunities and can advance in their careers with more challenging and higher paying jobs, and to sustain an educated workforce.

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The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks (FY2017 Approved $87,580) works to provide opportunities for our citizens to improve overall well-being, celebrate community and enjoy leisure pursuits. This department will evaluate proposals in 3 key areas:


Community Events Events which provide enrichment and support tourism.

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Cultural Activities to enhance the cultural activities for our youth and adults.

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Historical and Heritage Interpretations Events and sites which operate in the County.

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NPP Proposal Requirements: Major areas to be outlined in the proposal shown below. All proposals, addressing the categories shown above shall include, at a minimum:

                     Required On-line Fillable Forms:

  • Contact Information Form
  • Revenue & Expenditures
  • Summary of Changes
  • Project Budget Summary
  • Selected Statistics

Required Documents to Upload

  • Executive Summary to include a one-page narrative that conveys your program's intent to address the category objectives in the anticipated funding year.  How iwll your program accomplish the goals through measurable results
  • Latest signed Audited Financial Statement (if required to complete an audit)
  • IRS Form 990 (must be most recent filing)


Non-Profit Organizations should submit separate, complete NPP packages for each category in which they wish to apply. Completed NPP packages must be entered and uploaded through the above "Apply Here" links no later than February 3, 2017.

Requests for individual meetings with County Employees or Departments to review proposals will not be allowed at this time.  This will allow the County to maintain the integrity of the selection process.  If any non-profit organization needs additional information from the County, or should the County need additional information from an applicant, contact will be made via the following email.

Email questions to NonProfitHelp@stmarysmd.com