Community Promotion Grants

The Community Promotion Grant Program awards funding to nonprofit charitable and/or civic organizations in order to supplement existing funds that either create or enhance services that positively impact the greatest number of City residents. 

The Board of Aldermen adopted the Community Promotion Grant Policy (Resolution 17-18) on October 19, 2017. The purpose of the Policy is to formalize the process for the application and distribution of City funds to nonprofit organizations.

  1. FY2025
  2. FY2024
  3. FY2023
  4. FY2022

The Fiscal Year 2025 Community Promotion Grant Funding Cycle is now open. The application submission deadline is January 26, 2024 at 5PM.

Application Process

To submit an application, interested organizations should do the following:

  1. Review the Program Overview
  2. Ensure all reporting is up to date (if previous funding has been granted)
  3. All applicants MUST attend one of the two information sessions on the following dates: 
    1.  December 12, 2023 | 1 - 2 PM | City Hall Boardroom
    2. January 18, 2024 | 1 - 2 PM | Virtual
  4. Complete the Online Application
    1. Paper Application - We greatly prefer online applications. If you are unable to use the online form, you may complete a paper application and mail it to: 101 North Court Street, Frederick, MD 21701

Funding Process

  1. Funding will be distributed after July 1, 2024
  2. Partial funding may be awarded in lieu of a full reward
  3. Feedback is available for viewing after review and funding is decided

Interim and Final Grant Reporting

All Community Promotion Grant Award Recipients must submit:

  1. Interim Report: due on January 31, 2025
  2. Final Report:  due on July 31, 2025

For questions and more information, contact Shana Knight at