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Basic Needs Grant

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United Way of Calvert County (UWCC) annually offers grant funding to nonprofit agencies that provide food, shelter, and other basic needs support to people in crisis in Calvert County.  Additional funds will be available to certain nonprofit and government organizations through the FEMA Emergency Food & Shelter Program.  Combined, more than $33,000 will be distributed in 2019 to organizations providing basic needs services to the residents of Calvert County.

UWCC announces the 2019 Basic Needs Funding opportunity for 501(c)3 nonprofit agencies and certain government organizations that provide food and shelter to people in crisis in Calvert County.  The goals of this grant are to help individuals and families meet their nutritional and housing needs.  The typical award will range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Eligible organizations must be nonprofit, follow the guidelines of the Patriot Act, practice non-discrimination, have an accounting system in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and demonstrate the ability to provide effective emergency food and/or shelter programs in Calvert County.

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, November 16, 2018.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Members of UWCC's Community Impact Committee and EFSP Local Board review Basic Needs Funding Applications and make funding decisions in an open, competitive process.  Applicants can expect to be notified of funding decisions in January 2019.

Click to view the recipients of the 2018 Basic Needs Grant.

  • 2019 Application Available: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • 2019 Application Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018 by 5:00 pm
  • 2019 Grant Period: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019*
    • *Approved applicants will be required to submit a final report after their grant period ends.
  • 2019 Final Report Deadline: Monday, February 3, 2020
  • 2018 Final Report Deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019

Questions? Contact Anjelica Eitel, Director of Community Impact at (410) 535-2000 or