Outreach Grants

  1. Apply for a Community Outreach Grant (Round 2)

    The City of Bowie Community Outreach Committee is reopening the grant cycle for a second round of funding. A Grant Application Clinic will be held on November 4 and applications are due November 22, 2021. Read on...
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The Community Outreach Grant Application process reopens on Monday, October 25, 2021 for round 2 grant funding. 

The City offers funding, through the Community Outreach Committee (COC), for individuals and organizations that have plans to implement a program to help meet the needs of City of Bowie residents. Previous applicants are welcome to reapply. 

The committee will host a virtual Grant Application Clinic on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.  Please click here to register.
Community Outreach Committee grants are awarded in areas of social services, senior citizens, and mental health. Please note that this year, the City will also highlighting projects that include a social justice component. Individuals, groups and/or organizations that provide services that assist underserved residents of the incorporated City of Bowie are also encouraged to apply.

In 2021, $10,000 is available to be awarded to successful applicants through a competitive selection process during round 2. The maximum award amount 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 residents in the incorporated city limits of Bowie. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all applications must follow local, county and state orders and provide details as to how your project will be executed virtually.

Please click here to apply for the second round of the 2021-2022 Community Outreach Grant. The deadline for applying for a Community Outreach Grant this year is November 22, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact Lori Cunningham by email or phone (301-832-7451).

The Community Outreach Committee awarded grants to the following groups for 2020-2021:

  • Chapel Forge Early Childhhood Center - Created the Chapel Forge ECC Outdoor Community Garden
  • Housing for Homeless Mothers and Babies  - Assisted homeless mothers transition to self-sufficiency 
  • Saving Seniors' Sight  - Bowie Lions Club will work cooperatively with local medical professionals to provide examinations and eyeglasses to seniors with financial need.
  • Alpha House Renovation Renovated the home to create a more welcoming environment for residents transitioning from homelessness

 Past Grant Recipients