Apply for Funding with ARPA Partners

As ARPA funding is distributed across local nonprofits and city and quasi-agencies, there are several funding opportunities for community members and community-based and nonprofit organizations to receive funding to assist with their recovery from the negative impacts of the COVID-19 health pandemic.

Emerging Leaders Fellowship: HBCU

In partnership with Baltimore City, Baltimore Corps will recruit and develop 25 credentialed graduates from local HBCUs, Coppin State & Morgan State Universities, for careers within city government. This 12-month fellowship will provide crucial support to city agencies focused on developing and retaining a diverse, skilled workforce in key management positions.

Fellows receive professional development support during the fellowship and continue to receive this support to facilitate their full-time employment placement and mobility within city government. Additionally, fellows receive competitive salaries, benefits, and living stipends to support housing and transportation. Go to the Baltimore Corps’ website to learn more.

Maryland Tough Baltimore Strong Relief Fund

The Maryland Tough Baltimore Strong Key Bridge Fund was created by the Baltimore Community Foundation with donations from local businesses, foundations, and individuals. Eligible port workers may receive a one-time payment of $1,000. Go to the Cash Campaign of Maryland's website to learn more.

Cultural Spaces Capital Support Fund

The City of Baltimore provides limited support to cultural organizations each year through the capital budget. Every two years, organizations can apply for General Obligation (GO) bonds for eligible capital improvements to their facilities. Go to the Department of Planning website to learn more.

$500 Covid Benefit for Baltimore City Long-Term Care + Home Care Workers!

Care Comes First Maryland, along with 1199SEIU, the union for healthcare workers, have been fighting for 2+ years for Baltimore City direct care professionals to receive a COVID benefit. Now, it is finally happening with the support of Mayor Scott! In the next few weeks, we will begin administering Covid benefits to qualifying home care workers & long-term care workers. Go to the 1199SEIU website to learn more.

2024 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Community Arts Grant

Mayor Brandon Scott and the City of Baltimore’s Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs are providing a significant investment of ARPA funds to support diverse arts organizations through the 2024 ARPA Community Grant program. United Way of Central Maryland provides administrative support.

Eligible arts organizations, including those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, can apply to receive between $10,000 to $500,000 in funding to sustain and expand work to provide high-quality art experiences and activities that are accessible to all Baltimore City residents, especially those in underrepresented and marginalized communities. The selected arts organizations will receive funding from April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2026. Applications must be submitted through our online grant application portal by Monday, December 18, 2023, 5:00 p.m. EST. Go to the United Way of Central Maryland website to learn more.

House Baltimore | Property Owner Engagement Initiative

The House Baltimore initiative is a collaboration between property owners and managers, community members, and homeless service providers in Baltimore City. This initiative allows housing partners to become House Baltimore members and receive various benefits for renting to households exiting or at risk of homelessness. Property owners and managers are active partners in solving homelessness, and House Baltimore can equip them to operate profitable rental properties while providing housing to our most vulnerable neighbors. Go to the Mayor's Office of Homeless Services website to learn more.

Baltimore City Chromebook Distribution

In partnership with Baltimore City Information & Technology and the Maryland Office of Statewide Broadband, the Pratt Library will distribute 30,000 HP Chromebooks to eligible Baltimore City households. Distribution events will be held at various Pratt locations and local community sites. Through the Maryland Connected Devices Program (MD-CDP), efforts will continue to decrease the digital divide and increase digital literacy in the Baltimore City community. Go to the Pratt Library website to learn more.

Housing Accelerator Fund and HOME- ARP

The Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS), and the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs (MORP) announced a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the creation of permanent supportive housing. This is an investment of nearly $30 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds - $15.2 million from the City’s American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Recovery funds (SLFRF) and $14.7 million from the Home Investment Partnerships Program American Rescue Plan Act (HOME-ARP). Go to the Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development website to learn more.