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Pimlico Local Impact Aid

Neighborhood Initiative Competitive Grants

LARGE GRANTS ($2,500-$30,000)

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Useful Information for Applicants................................................................................................. 1 Important Dates for Large Grants .............................................................................................. 1 About this Grant.......................................................................................................................... 2 Eligibility Criteria......................................................................................................................... 4 Neighborhood Initiative Competitive Grant Eligible Project Areas .......................................... 5 Evaluation Process and Criteria.................................................................................................. 6 Requirements Upon Receiving a Grant...................................................................................... 7

Large Grant Application ................................................................................................................. 8 Geographic Area and Organization Profile ................................................................................ 8 About Your Project...................................................................................................................... 9 Project Budget........................................................................................................................... 10 Project Schedule........................................................................................................................ 10 Board Resolution....................................................................................................................... 11 Letters of Support ..................................................................................................................... 11 PARTNERSHIPS .......................................................................................................................... 13 STRATEGIC PLAN ....................................................................................................................... 13 OTHER ATTACHMENTS.............................................................................................................. 13

Applicant Checklist ....................................................................................................................... 14

Useful Information for Applicants

Important Dates for Large Grants

Grant Application Available

May 1, 2018 Available on PCDA's website:

Technical Assistance To describe grants and answer questions.

Learn about using public funding, impactful projects, and application submission.

May 15, 2018 Liberty-Wabash 6:30pm, Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Ave. May 17, 2018 Park Heights 6:30pm, CC Jackson, 4910 Park Heights Ave. May 22, 2018 Northwest Community

Planning Forum 6:30pm, JCC, 5700 Park Heights Avenue, Community Room on the 2nd floor

Proposal deadlines Grants are accepted on a rolling basis, but reviewed in batches. Applications must be submitted by midnight on the submission dates listed in order to be reviewed by the notification dates listed.

Submission Date #1 August 1, 2018 Submission Date #2 March 1, 2019

Notification of Awards

Notification #1 Notification #2

October 2018 May 2019

Questions? Please contact Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. for assistance with your application and project guidance. Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. is available to assist applicants with developing impactful projects and is maintaining a "help desk" to answer questions.

Completed Application. Please e-mail or mail your completed application to Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.

Email your completed application to: Mark Sissman msissman@ 410-332-0387 ext. 161

Matt Bartolini mbartolini@ 410-332-0387 ext. 158

Or mail your completed application to: Healthy Neighborhoods Inc. Attn: Mark Sissman 2 East Read St., 2nd Floor Baltimore , MD 21202

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About this Grant

Purpose of Grants:

Grantmaking Partnership:

There is a strong community desire to create meaningful and measurable change in the neighborhoods of Northwest Baltimore. To make community-driven projects a reality, funds for large, impactful grants are available through Pimlico Local Impact Aid for community building and to improve the built environment.

This grant is made possible through a partnership between the City of Baltimore, Pimlico Community Development Authority, and Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.

City of Baltimore ? The City receives Pimlico local impact aid to be spent within the eligible areas. The final approval for grant awards is from the Mayor's office.

Pimlico Community Development Authority (PCDA): PCDA serves an advisory role in determining funding allocations for Local Impact Aid funding. PCDA has the responsibility to advise the Mayor on priorities and the final funding decisions are part of the City budget approval by the Mayor and City Council.

Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. Healthy Neighborhoods Inc. assists strong but undervalued Baltimore neighborhoods increase home values, market their communities, create high standards for property improvements, and forge strong connections among neighbors. Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. is the City's grant management partner and is available to assist with grant applications; grant agreements; technical assistance; fiscal agents; and meeting city requirements such as insurance.

Source of Funds:

As a result of the legislation authorizing casinos in Maryland, the City of Baltimore receives Video Lottery Terminals revenue (Local Impact Aid) dedicated for areas around Pimlico Racetrack through 2032. The Local Impact Aid is allocated through an annual Spending Plan. In FY2019, funding was made available for neighborhood initiative competitive grants.

Grant Amount:

Eligible applicants can use this application to request from $2,500 to $30,000 to implement a wide array of community initiatives that demonstrate significant community impact. For smaller projects, please use the Small Grants application (available on PCDA's website).

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Use of grant:

Applicants may apply for both Large Grants and Small Grants, but no organization, its subsidiaries, or affiliates can receive more than 3 Pimlico Local Impact Aid grants and/or $35,000 in a fiscal year and/or concurrently. If you are applying for grants in FY20, you must have completed prior grant activities.

The Pimlico Local Impact Aid Large Grants are available for projects that enhance the physical appearance of neighborhoods and address various community interests and causes. Grants are available to help neighbors and community organizations invest in their communities and implement community priorities that benefit residents of all ages. This funding will help neighborhoods be welcoming, safe, and vibrant places.

Examples of suitable projects include:

Community sculptures and murals Creating or expanding local arts initiatives Organized block projects including exterior improvements such

as flower planting, painting, and landscaping Improving a small park Organizing a community garden and tree planting Constructing a community sign Implementing public safety programs Beautification and marketing efforts Education partnerships and opportunities such as academic

enrichment at elementary schools (e.g. culinary arts class) and Gardner/Coordinator (e.g. classes and garden setup)

Funds would also be available to community associations in need of technical assistance or expert help for a particular issue facing the community, such as professional design, financial, or legal services to address specific community challenges or opportunities; assistance to secure 501c3 status; or development of a strategic plan for a community organization.

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Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Areas:

Three areas within Northwest Baltimore are eligible to receive these grants (see map on next page). $450,000 is available for the Park Heights Master Plan area; $70,000 for the Northwest Community Planning Forum Snap areas; and $50,000 for the Liberty-Wabash area.

Park Heights Master Plan area: Park Circle (S), Wabash (W), Northern Parkway (N), Greenspring (E)

Liberty-Wabash area: Liberty Heights Avenue (S), Northern Parkway (W), Wabash (N/E)

Northwest Community Planning Forum SNAP areas: Northern Parkway (S), County line (W/N), Jones Falls Expressway (E)

Applicants must be based in the eligible areas, work in those neighborhoods, or partner with an organization based in those neighborhoods.

Eligible Applicants:

In order to be eligible, applicants must be one of the following:

A non-profit organization with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status that is recognized by the IRS.

A mission-based organization without 501(c)3 tax exempt status but with a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor.

A faith-based organization proposing a non-religious project that benefits the public.

Public Schools proposing a project that benefits its students.

Individuals and for-profit businesses may not apply.

Fiscal Requirements: To be eligible, applicants must meet the following fiscal requirements: Fiscal sponsor. A fiscal sponsor with tax exempt status will be required to manage any awarded grant funds for applicants that do not have an IRS Determination Letter. For those not able to receive funds directly, direct payment to vendors will also be considered. Tax ID number. Organizations must have an active tax identification number. Bank Account. Applicants or fiscal sponsors must have a valid bank account in the name of the organization.

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