Organizations; Applications Due September 4
Community organizations involved with food security issues are urged to apply for mini-grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to improve capacity and infrastructure dedicated to increasing food security or to support inventive and collaborative approaches to reducing food insecurity. Tax-exempt organizations applying for the mini-grants can use the funding for direct service or assistance to vulnerable populations; this may involve meal preparation, distribution, transportation and/or delivery. The funding may also be used for recovery of food that is good to eat but otherwise would be wasted. The County’s vision for food security is a community where all residents have access to safe, sufficient, nutritious food.
Funding for the grant program is included in the FY19 operating budget for the County’s Department of Health and Human Services. Organizations can apply independently or in collaboration with other groups.
Applications are due by close of business on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. For information about application guidelines and to complete an online application, visit https://bit.ly/2mZI76e . Questions can be directed to Diana Tato-Niktash at 240-777-3404 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Media Contact: Mary Anderson, 240-777-6534
Community Food Rescue is excited to share this year’s recipients of the CFR mini-grants, awarded to non-profit organizations to build their capacity to distribute recovered food to their clients. Thanks to the generous funding of Montgomery County’s DHHS, The Mead Family Foundation, and Burness, the review committee awarded $60,000 to eleven agencies. You can read this blog post https://bit.ly/2016CFRminigrants for all the details.
Montgomery County Police, Non-Emergency: (301) 279-8000
The Montgomery County Emergency Eviction Prevention service provides assistance to evicted families. For help or more information, contact 240-777-3075.
Homeless families can walk-in to any of the following regional offices:
- MidCounty DHHS Building 1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
- DHHS Silver Spring Center 8818 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
- UpCounty Regional Services Center 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD 20874
- Neighborhood Service Center at Catholic Charities 12247 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20906
- Takoma East Silver Spring (TESS) Center 8513 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
- Neighborhood Service Center at Family Services, Inc. 200 Girard Street (Suite 203), Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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SNAP benefits supplements the grocery budget for low income families and individuals. Many people who receive Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) and Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP) are also eligible to receive Food Stamps. To see if you meet the eligibility requirements for Maryland’s Food Supplement Program (FSP), click here