ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION GUIDELINES

APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • August 1, 2022

MAXIMUM GRANT NONPROFIT

  • $25,000

ELIGIBILITY FOR NONPROFIT

  • Must prove physical location or address in Talbot County.
  • Must have been in operation since January 2020.
  • Must submit proof of nonprofit status. Any of the following is acceptable evidence of nonprofit status:

(a) a reference to the applicant organization’s listing in the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) most recent list of tax-exempt organizations described in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code;

(b) a copy of a currently valid IRS tax exemption certificate;

(c) a statement from a State taxing body, State Attorney General, or other appropriate State Official certifying that the applicant organization has a nonprofit status and that none of the net earnings accrue to any private shareholders or individuals;

(d) a certified copy of the organization’s certificate of incorporation or similar document that clearly establishes nonprofit status;

(e) any of the above proof for a State or national parent organization and a statement signed by the parent organization that the applicant organization is a local nonprofit affiliate.

  • Must be in good standing with the State of Maryland.
  • Funds must be used for expenses that have not already been supported by COVID-19 relief or other funding.
  • Priority will be given to those nonprofits focused on the economic recovery of Maryland communities and on the health and human services and housing of underserved Maryland populations.
  • Priority will be given to those nonprofits that have not yet received grants from other sources.

QUALIFYING EXPENDITURES

  • Program development and training costs.
  • Business materials or inventory.
  • Purchase of equipment related to programs that assist underserved Maryland populations.
  • Expenses that occur in the ordinary course of business such as rent or mortgage payments, utilities, and payroll.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Applications will be accepted by the Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism, 11 S. Harrison Street, Easton, MD 21601.
  • Completed forms may be submitted online, by mail, and in person.
  • Applications will be reviewed and ranked by Talbot County government officials.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

  • Completed application form.
  • Detailed explanation of how the funds will be used, including a line-item budget for proposed expenditures.

  • Invoice(s) and proof of payment (cancelled check, bank statement, or credit card statement) for qualifying expenditures.
  • Financial information
    • Mandatory
      • Copy of IRS Form 990
      • W-9 IRS Form
  • Certification under penalty that all information is correct.

FINAL REPORT

  • No final report is required. Invoices and proof of payment must be submitted before grant funds are distributed unless otherwise agreed upon by applicant and granting organization.
  • All grant documents are subject to audit.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Cassandra M. Vanhooser, Director, Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism at (410) 770-8000; email cvanhooser@talbotcountymd.gov.