Outreach Grants

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.

Grants are awarded for projects or programs in areas such as social service, youth, senior citizens, and/or mental health issues that offer assistance to or address the needs of Bowie residents. The maximum amount that will be awarded for any grant is $5,000. Although applicants need not be City of Bowie residents, the grant program for which they are seeking funds must directly benefit City residents.

Application Process

2019-2020 Grant Application   Even though the deadline has passed, the application form remains here as a sample to those who might want to consider applying next year. 

Press Release

2019-2020 Grant Recipients

2019-2020 grants were awarded to:

  • "Outdoor Learning Garden" -  the Yorktown Elementary community will turn an undeveloped portion of the school grounds into a stimulating natural learning environment. This will be a place where teachers and students can gather, learn, explore, experiment and interact with nature first hand on a consistent basis.
  • "Bowie Senior Village / Aging in Place"  - the Maryland Umbrella Group (MUG), in partnership with Prince George's County Aging in Place Working Group, will provide senior residents within Bowie, the opportunity to participate in an aging services needs assessment as well as Senior Village information meetings and focus groups in an effort to collect information regarding specific needs of senior citizen wishing to remain in their homes as long as safely possible.
  • "Saving Seniors' Sight"  - the Bowie Lions Club will work cooperatively with local medical professionals and businesses to provide examinations and eyeglasses to seniors with financial need.

 Past Grant Recipients
 2018-2019
 2017-2018
 2016-2017
 2015-2016
 2014-2015
 2013-2014