Pimlico Local Impact Aid FY25 Community Funding Requests
As of September 1, 2023, the Baltimore City Department of Planning welcomes community partners to submit funding requests for FY25 Pimlico Local Impact Aid Spending Plan line items. Funding can be used for a wide variety of community development projects in the area around Pimlico Racetrack, including infrastructure improvements; facilities; public safety; sanitation; economic and community development, including housing; and other public services and improvements. Eligible nonprofit organizations can apply for funding to lead their own projects, or make requests to City agencies to advance projects that will create meaningful change in the Park Heights Master Plan area and the One-Mile Radius.
For best consideration, please submit funding requests by Friday, October 20, 2023. Groups will have until Thursday, January 11, 2024, to finalize their requests, but submission by October means that your project will be considered for inclusion in the preliminary draft Spending Plan for FY25. Click here for details. Email email@example.com with any questions.
Northwest Neighborhood Grants Program
The Baltimore City Department of Planning is excited to open the 2023 Northwest Neighborhood Grant Program. This grant, which is funded through state Pimlico Local Impact Aid, supports a wide variety of community-led projects in Liberty-Wabash, Northwest Community Planning Forum, and Coldspring Newtown. Projects can include operating funds or physical improvements that create meaningful, measurable changes in eligible areas in northwest Baltimore.
Eligible nonprofit organizations providing activities and services in specific areas can apply for up to $30,000 for projects that help neighbors and community organizations advance priorities that benefit residents of all ages.
Applications open August 30 and close October 13, 2023.
In 2023, the grant program is limited to projects in the area known as the One Mile Radius: Northwest Community Planning Forum; the Liberty-Wabash area; and the Coldspring-Newtown area (see map below). To be eligible, all activities and services must occur within these three areas of Northwest Baltimore. Projects in Park Heights are not eligible for funding.
Projects must be completed within two years.
Eligible organizations must have 501(c)3 tax-exempt status recognized by the IRS or be fiscally sponsored by such an organization; be a faith-based organization proposing a non-religious project that benefits the public; or be a public school proposing a project that benefits its students.
You can download the Request for Applications and link to the Application portal, or visit the Baltimore Civic Fund's Northwest Neighborhood Grants page.
For More Information
Interested organizations can learn more and apply here, or join a virtual information session to learn more:
To see examples of previously funded projects, please review the list below of recent awardees:
- FY21 Neighborhood Initiative Competitive grant awards (Fall 2020).
- FY20 Neighborhood Initiative Competitive grant awards (Fall 2019 and Spring 2020)
- FY19 Neighborhood Initiative Competitive grant awards (Spring 2019)
- FY19 Round 1 Grant Awards (Fall 2018)
Homeownership Opportunities and Resources
Please check out the B-HIP flyer to learn more about Baltimore Homeowner Incentive Programs and Baltimore City Homeowner housing counseling centers. You can also learn more about Homeownership Incentives through the Department of Housing and Community Development's (DHCD) Office of Homeownership's website here.
To learn more about assistance with repairs and rehabilitation for Homeowners and Residents, please visit DHCD's website to view available resources.