Funding Resources

Funding Opportunities 

FY20 Neighborhood Initiative Competitive Grants

PCDA is excited to share the applications for the FY20 Neighborhood Initiative Competitive Grants through Pimlico Area Local Impact Aid. Funds for the Neighborhood Initiative Competitive Grants are available for the Park Heights Master Plan area, Liberty-Wabash, and the Northwest Community Planning Forum. Please select the application based on the grant amount being requested.  

Large Grant Application ($2,500-$30,000)

Small Grant Application ($0-$2,500)  

Large Grant Application ($2,500-$30,000) (Word document)

Small Grant Application ($0-$2,500) (Word document)

Check out the recently awarded FY20 Neighborhood Initiative Competitive grant awards (October 2019). Here is a list of Round 2 FY19 Neighborhood Initiative Competitive grant awards (Spring 2019). Also, here is a list of FY19 Round 1 Grant Awards (Fall 2018). 

Applications for Neighborhood Initiative Competitive “Large” grants must be submitted by April 1, 2020

For more information about the Neighborhood Initiative Competitive Grants, please contact Matt Bartolini ([email protected]) at Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.

FY20 Expanded Youth Program – Request for Application  

Family League, in partnership with the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, is committed to supporting youth through a collective effort to surround them with opportunities and to remove barriers to success.

In FY20, $434,000 in Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) funds are available to support youth programming in Park Heights. These funds will support Out-of-School Time (OST) programs operating in community-based settings which are serving school-aged youth (grades K-12) and young adults up to age 24.

The FY20 Expanded Youth Programming request for application (RFA) can be found here. The deadline to apply is September 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm. 

To learn more about the RFA, please attend one of the pre-proposal conferences listed below. Family League will host in-person and webinar pre-application conferences to present this RFA and respond to questions.  It is Family League’s aim to provide as much information and support to potential applicants as possible.

Pre-proposal Conference Schedule:

Date: September 10, 2019 at 4:00-5:00 PM

  • Location: Pimlico Elementary/Middle School, 4849 Pimlico Road, Baltimore, MD 21215

Date: September 11, 2019 at 9:00-10:00 AM

  • Location: Edgecombe Circle Elementary/Middle School, 2835 Virginia Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215

Date: September 11, 2019 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Applicants may submit written questions about the RFA via email to [email protected] until Friday, August 30th at 4:00 PM.  All responses to the questions received via email will be compiled and published on the website by 5:00 PM on Friday, September 6, 2019.  Please visit our Family League’s website for updates.


INSPIRE Development Incentives 

The Investing in Neighborhoods and Schools to Promote Improvement, Revitalization, and Excellence (INSPIRE) program was created to leverage the 21st Century Schools Initiative and to enhance the connection between the schools and the surrounding neighborhoods. The Department of Planning created this program to put a focus on the neighborhoods surrounding each of the schools, specifically the quarter-mile around the schools. The Department of Housing & Community Development is making funds available to provide incentives to help stabilize neighborhoods and promote new investment around the newly modernized schools.

Beginning June 19, 2019, the INSPIRE incentives will provide up to $50,000 per award, to assist with the development of vacant properties in the INSPIRE areas of Arlington Elementary School and Pimlico Elementary Middle School of which the developer has site control.  Click here to learn more about the INSPIRE Grant funding and/or to submit an application. The available funds for each INSPIRE area is $500,000.

Please visit DHCD's website for additional information. 

Questions? contact Kelly Baccala at 410-396-4111.

France-Merrick Foundation – Grants

The Foundation’s funding is aimed at increasing capacity of organizations to have a positive impact on lives and communities. 

The Foundation has six main areas of focus: civic and culture, community and economic development, conservation, education, health and human services and historic preservation.  The Foundation funds within Maryland, with a particular focus on the Greater Baltimore area.  France-Merrick Foundation’s funding is focused on project-oriented requests which have defined beginnings and endings which do not require ongoing financial support, as opposed to annual giving or operational support. Please click here to apply.