The Prince George’s County Council believes local nonprofits represent an important and critical component of the County’s overall efforts to help address the human, social, education, recreation and service needs central to building and maintaining strong communities. Each year, through a formal application process, the Prince George's County Council appropriates funds to support nonprofit organizations throughout the County in the form of :
County Council Grant Process
To provide for greater transparency and full accountability of the Council's grant fund allocation and designation programs, modifications are continuing to be made to the Grant programs processes to further strengthen transparency and ensure the continuing integrity of the Council's Grant Programs. Prince George’s County Council Grant Coordinator Gary Sabel manages the day-to-day processing of all Council grants. Grant program processing requirements, are briefly summarized below.
- Only original signed applications will be accepted. Note: When submitting applications for consideration to multiple Council Members each application requires an original signature.
- Each application package must include a budget (separate page) and, if applicable, a financial report listing all County Council funds received in the previous fiscal year.
- All required documents must be submitted each year
- Additional pages may be attached for further explanation on any section within the application (more than one section may be included on a page)
- Submission of a grant application request does not guarantee award of a grant
- Requested amount for grant is not guaranteed to be awarded
- Receipt of a grant in a previous year does not guarantee award of a grant for current year
Accountability for County funding is required:
- Program or Service has measurable / quantifiable outcomes that can be reported
- Organization maintains adequate financial records and statements to account for all sources of funding, including County funding
- Organization maintains adequate records and documentation to facilitate an independent audit by a CPA firm or by the Prince George’s County Office of Audits and Investigations
Grant funds cannot be used:
- For Political Advocacy
- To benefit a For-Profit Entity
- To benefit, directly or indirectly, a Non-Profit / Tax-Exempt entity which has lost its IRS tax-exempt status
The following documents MUST be submitted with each application:
- A completed FY 2018 Grant Application form with original signature and date.
- A completed IRS Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification and Certification
- A copy of the IRS Tax-Exempt Status Letter
- A completed Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) enrollment form with original signature and date.
- A copy of the organization's latest IRS Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
- A copy of the financial report, documenting how funds received from the County Council in the previous fiscal year had been used
- A list of the organization's board of directors and a list of the organization's staff
- A copy of the latest independent audit (only if an audit has been conducted)