Community Grant Program

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of Harford County has funding available for neighborhood grants. These funds may be used for programs that are new and creative, or for programs that have been effective in helping reduce crime and/or drug abuse in our communities.

The program must help improve the quality of our communities by preserving neighborhoods, making neighborhoods safer and stronger, helping build a sense of community, and/or through intervention or prevention programs for at-risk youth.

Eligible groups

The following groups may apply for funding:

  • Churches
  • Community associations
  • Informal community groups
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs)
  • Youth groups

Program examples

Non-profit organizations must develop partnerships with community organizations and vice versa. Program examples are listed below, but do not include all possibilities:

  • Community cleanup
  • Mentor programs
  • Neighborhood patrol
  • Other community-based initiatives with drug and alcohol education unit
  • Youth Odd Jobs Program - coupled with comprehensive services


FY 24 Applications will be available summer 2024.

How to apply

All levels of funding are considered and encouraged up to $5,000. If your group would like to apply for funding, please complete an application by clicking on the link below. In addition, a representative from your group may be requested to make a presentation before the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and answer questions prior to funding being awarded.

FY24 applications will be available summer of 2024.

Completed Forms Should Be Returned to:
Department of Community Services
Office of Drug Control Policy
125 N. Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 or
via Email

Questions may be directed to:
Charlie Robbins - 410-638-3333