Capital Grants Program

Overview

Funds for a Capital Grant may be sought/requested as a Legislative Bond Initiative​​ sponsored by a State Senator or Delegate or as an Administration initiative as part of the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan (MCCBL) or in the Governor's budget. A process chart has been prepared to provide an overview for the process used in obtaining and administering legislative grants. The process may at first appear to be complicated, but once the legislation is signed by the Governor, the entire process can be broken down into five steps. A brief explanation of the process is below.​

Step OneNew Grantees will go to this link: https://dgs.maryland.gov/Pages/Grants/Forms.aspx to download, complete and submit the application packet forms, including the Grant Application, affidavits, Proof of Insurance, Application Checklist, and certification of match, if required, to this link: DGS.Grantsapplication@maryland.gov and copy their DGS Regional Grants Administrator who administers capital grants in the county where the grant project is located. The information sheet that contains the names, contact information and the list of counties that are assigned to each Grant Administrator can be found at this link: http://dgs.maryland.gov/Documents/grants/RegionalAssignments.pdf

You must also submit your project for review to the Maryland Historical Trust. The Maryland Historical Trust must review your project prior to any payment. Please download, complete and submit the Maryland Historical Trust Project Review Letter to Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) and include a completed copy of the MHT form, with your application package. The MHT Project Review Form can be found at this link: https://mht.maryland.gov/documents/PDF/projectreview/Compliance_Forms_Projectreview.pdf

DGS Regional Grants Administrators will review your submitted packet, and will email your grant agreement to the grantee for signature and the grantee will return the signed Grant Agreement via email to DGS.CapitalGrants@maryland.gov and copy their assigned Regional Grant Administrator. Upon receipt of your signed grant agreement, your grant will then be scheduled for Maryland Board of Public Works approval. (Approximately 6 to 8 weeks).

Step TwoSubmit all eligible contracts. This includes all contracts for matching funds (if required) as well as the ones the State is going to pay. You will need to contact DGS for details concerning this step.

Step ThreeSubmit proof of expending your matching fund to the Comptroller's Office if applicable.

Step Four - Submit your request for payment. The State may pay the approved vendor directly or may reimburse your organization if you have made the payment. Depending upon if you have a matching or non-matching grant, you will either contact the Comptroller's Office (matching) or DGS (non-matching) for payment​.

Step Five - Please notify the Comptroller's Office and DGS in writing when your grant-funded project is complete. A close out report is required, along with a site visit.

In addition to the Regional Grant Administrators, the names and contact information of the people who will assist you through the process to ensure that everything goes smoothly and your project achieves the success we all desire​ can be found at this link: https://dgs.maryland.gov/Pages/Grants/Contacts.aspx

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