The City of Bowie offers funding, through the Community Outreach Committee (COC), for individuals and organizations that have plans to implement a program that will help meet the needs of City of Bowie residents.
Community Outreach grants are awarded in areas of social services, senior citizens, and mental health. Please note that this year, the committee is also highlighting projects that include a social justice component. Individuals, groups, and/or organizations which provide services that assist underserved residents of the incorporated City of Bowie are also encouraged to apply. This year $15,000 is available to be awarded to successful applicants through a competitive selection process. The maximum amount that will be awarded for any grant is $5,000. Although applicants need not live within the municipal limits of Bowie, the grant program for which they are seeking funds must directly benefit City of Bowie residents.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all applications must follow local, county and state orders and provide details as to how your project could be executed virtually.
The COC will host a Virtual Grant Application Clinic to review the application process on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 7 p.m. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to attend and may register at https://forms.gle/gTwq14XRBpU59QoXA.
The deadline to apply for a Community Outreach Grant is September 19, 2022 at 5 p.m. Please review and complete the Grant Application.
For additional information, please contact Lori Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-832-7451.
2021-2022 Grant Recipients
The Community Outreach Committee awarded grants to the following groups for 2021-2022:
- Diabetes Awareness for A Day - the Bowie Lions Club will host a walk around Allen Pond to promote health, wellness and diabetes prevention.
- Northview Elementary School Garden Club - the Interfaith Coalition of Bowie is partnering with Northview Elementary School to plant a community garden.
- ZONTA Game Watch: SAVE for BBGC- the Zonta Club of Prince George's County, in partnership with the Bowie Boys and Girls Club, will educate athletes on domestic violence awareness and prevention.
- CPSTS Youth and Development Program- the Coalition for Public Safety Training in Schools will assist qualifying Bowie High School students with driver education classes and obtaining a license, receiving job training opportunities and matching students with a mentor.