Grants Process Timeline

MCAEL Grants Process Timeline

By January 25, 2019: FY20 application information available on MCAEL website.

January 30, 1 pm: Grant Information meeting at the Conference Center, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850.  Online grants portal will open after this meeting.

Week of March 11: MCAEL staff available by appointment for specific application questions. Priority will be given to first-time applicants, new program staff, and access grant applicants. Please email Christine Neil to make an appointment.

April 2, 5:00 pm: Application deadline – all applications must be submitted through the MCAEL online grants portal.

May 8 and 10: In-person applicant interviews with MCAEL Grant Review Panel. 

May: County Council approves County budget. Grant Panel meets to develop funding recommendations.

Early June: MCAEL board meets to review recommendations and approve grant awards. Applicants are notified in writing of the MCAEL board’s final funding decision. Awards also announced on our awards page.

Mid-June/July: Award recipients make any necessary adjustments to program and budget to align with amount awarded, discuss grant requirements with MCAEL staff, and sign Letters of Agreement.

September: First of two award payments.

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