New Grant AnnouncementsHate Crimes GrantSRO GrantSafe Schools Fund GrantSchool Safety Grant ProgramNon-Public Schools GrantSchool Safety Evaluation GrantGrants Archive
For past grants, and offerings check the Grants Archive page.
Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services
Maryland Department of Education
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Department of Justice Grants
The above links are not affiliated with Maryland Center for School Safety. For all inquiries regarding the above programs and grants, please contact the authoritative agencies.
No. A separate application is required for each grant.
No. MCSS will accept applications for multiple locations. However, one application must be submitted for each eligible location.
No. Except for the non-competitive grants, all applications will be reviewed after the submission deadline.
Since these are not competitive grants, the allocation for each local education agency is determined by statute and provided in the NOFA for each Grant. Please refer to the “Allocation” section in the Safe Schools Fund Grant NOFA for the allocation amount per local education agency. Refer to Appendix 1 in the SRO Adequate Coverage Grant NOFA for each jurisdiction’s allocation.
Except for the non-competitive grants, all applications received will be reviewed after the deadline for each grant submission has been reached. Generally, an entity can expect a notice of grant award approval/denial within thirty to sixty days after the deadline for submission has been reached.
Please refer to the “Important Dates” section in your NOFA for more information. You may also reach out to directly to the MCSS Grants Management team via email at email@example.com.
Please refer to the “Eligibility Criteria” on the NOFA to confirm if your organization is eligible to apply.
This is to ensure that MCSS has the most
accurate organization EIN and address on file to allow proper disbursement of
Yes. All applications that meet the eligibility requirements will be considered.
Yes. In order to amend or realign grant funds, please fill out the Grant Realignment Request form under Post Award documents available on our website. All relevant support documentation for the request must be attached.
Depending on the type of Grant, invoices may be submitted on a quarterly or bi-annual basis. Awards deemed not in compliance will result in invoices not getting paid. Proof of completion of work must be included with all submissions.
No. Funds allocated through this grant are only available for use in the fiscal year in which it is granted. Refer to NOFA for the specific grant performance period.
Grantee owns the title to equipment purchased with grant funds; however, it is important to note that the equipment must only be used by the program or project for which it was acquired.
Yes. While eligible entities are encouraged to apply for various State grants, it is important to avoid submitting duplicate requests to various agencies in order to solicit awards. The State will require a full payment from any grantee deemed to have obtained multiple State grants for the same project. This could also result in an entity not being eligible to apply for any State of Maryland issued grants.
Additional forms of proof of payment may include the bank statement or credit card statement with dates and payment amounts highlighted. If payment is made via ACH, submit a screenshot of the bank name, payment date and the amount.
If you are submitting a reimbursement amount more than the grant award amount, use the “Adjustment" line on the invoice template to adjust the invoice amount down to the award amount.
Yes, both the 4th Quarter Progress Report and the Final Project Report should be submitted. The quarterly progress report provides grant activities completed during the quarter. The final project report closes out the grant and allows you to request a reimbursement.
You may reach out to MCSS by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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