Office of Grant Development & Administration
The Office of Grant Development & Administration is located in the City Manager’s Office and is responsible for grant-related functions for the City including: grant policies and procedures, grant research, writing, and applications, grant management and grant-funded project oversight, regulatory compliance and training, grant reports, and grant audits.
The Office manages the following programs:
- Workforce Development Program
- Fair Housing Program
- Single Family Home Rehabilitation Program
- Homebuyer Assistance Referral Program
- Homelessness Services Program
- HUD Entitlement Community Program (CDBG)
- Sustainable Community Action Plan
Learn more about these programs on our Grants Summary page or click the links above for detailed information.
Major Grant Programs
HUD Entitlement Community Program (CDBG)
Since 2003, the City of Bowie has been designated as an Entitlement Community. This designation allows the City to receive direct funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Read more...
Workforce Development Program
The City’s Workforce Development Program is funded via HUD’s CDBG program. The program is free and open to all Bowie residents aged 15 – 25 and runs during the late spring. Topics covered include life skills, a variety of STEM-oriented careers such as healthcare and cybersecurity, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Program materials, including recordings of sessions, are available on the program website.
Single Family Rehabilitation Program
The Single Family Housing Rehabilitation Program is a federally funded grant program that provides financial assistance to single family homeowners with limited financial means. The purpose of the grant is to provide energy efficiency related upgrades and repairs to correct hazardous conditions; eliminate safety hazards; repair or replace major systems; correct interior and exterior deficiencies; make energy improvements or modifications for persons with disabilities; and eliminate lead based paint hazards. Read more…
The Office of Grant Development & Administration hosts an annual Fair Housing Symposium and training to educate the public, including but not limited to real estate developers, real estate agents, homeowner associations, nonprofit organizations, and City senior management staff, on the rights and obligations under the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Read more…
Other Grant-funded Programs
Grant-funded programs, such as the U.S, Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program, have enabled the City to conserve energy and reduce utility cost by placing solar panels on several buildings including the Parks and Grounds Building, the Radio & TV Museum, and the Genealogical Library. The City also used funds from this program to develop its first comprehensive Energy and Environmental Conservation Strategy. The Maryland Energy Administration provided a grant for another solar installation at the Department of Public Works.
Grants Offered to Organizations and Residents by the City of Bowie
In addition to the grants listed above, the City offers Community Outreach Grants, Arts Grants, and Education Grants. These grants are administered by the Community Services Department. Information about these programs can be found by using the menu to the left or following these links: