Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) has announced nearly $1.6 million in grants to 72 nonprofits in the second annual Community Partnership Grant Program competition since he took office in 2010.
The winners were culled from a list of approximately 200 applications from nonprofits, including faith-based organizations. Last year, Baker’s office gave out nearly the same amount.
Several of this year’s grants were awarded to organizations working in six struggling neighborhoods, which the Baker administration has targeted for extra government services, and where it is also trying to persuade nonprofits to establish programs.
Many grants also went to organizations serving the entire county.
“I am pleased that we were able to provide assistance to non-profits across Prince George’s County covering a diversity of needs and services,” Baker said in a statement.
“This year and moving forward we have dedicated a significant portion of our community grants to resources targeting our Transforming Neighborhood Initiative (TNI). Since launching TNI last year, the county has targeted our government resources to six challenging communities to address issues of economic disparity, health and education outcomes, and public safety. I am happy to see our non-profit community coordinating and complementing our resources with theirs in these communities,” Baker’s statement said.
The six Transforming Neighborhood Initiative areas are:
Hillcrest Heights/Marlow Heights;
Suitland/Coral Hills .
Applicants for the grants must be designated as 501(c)(3) nonprofits under the federal tax code, according to the county’s requirements.
A list of grantees is here.