The City of Bowie offers funding, through the Community Outreach Committee (COC), for individuals and organizations that have plans to implement a program that will help meet the needs of City of Bowie residents.
Community Outreach Committee grants are awarded in areas of social services, senior citizens, and mental health. Please note that this year, we are also highlighting projects that include a social justice component. Individuals, groups and/or organizations which provide services that assist underserved residents of the incorporated City of Bowie are also encouraged to apply. This year $15,000 is available to be awarded to successful applicants through a competitive selection process. The maximum amount that will be awarded for an y grant is $5,000. Although applicants need not be City of Bowie residents, the grant program for which they are seeking funds must directly benefit City residents.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all applications must follow local, county and state orders and provide details as to how your project will be executed virtually.
Please click here to apply for the 2020-2021 Community Outreach Grant. Additional information and a grant application is available on the City of Bowie website at www.cityofbowie.org. The deadline for applying for a Community Outreach Grant this year is October 9, 2020. For additional information, please contact Lori Cunningham by email or phone (301-832-7451).
2019-2020 Grant RecipientsThe Community Outreach Committee awarded grants to the following groups for 2019-2020:
- Outdoor Learning Garden - the Yorktown Elementary community will turn an undeveloped portion of the school grounds into a stimulating natural learning environment. This will be a place where teachers and students can gather, learn, explore, experiment and interact with nature first hand on a consistent basis.
- Bowie Senior Village / Aging in Place - the Maryland Umbrella Group (MUG), in partnership with Prince George's County Aging in Place Working Group, will provide senior residents within Bowie, the opportunity to participate in an aging services needs assessment as well as Senior Village information meetings and focus groups in an effort to collect information regarding specific needs of senior citizen wishing to remain in their homes as long as safely possible.
- Saving Seniors' Sight - the Bowie Lions Club will work cooperatively with local medical professionals and businesses to provide examinations and eyeglasses to seniors with financial need.