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Notice of Funding Availability – FY17 Community Partnership Agreement

For the full text of the Notice of Funding Availability, please download the document using the .pdf or MS Word link below.

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This Notice of Funding Availability provides an opportunity for local jurisdictions, through their Local Management Boards (Boards) working jointly with key stakeholders, to assess community needs, develop a community plan, and identify specific research-based or promising strategies to improve the outcomes for children and families in their communities. Based on the growing challenges experienced by our most vulnerable citizens, the Boards are specifically encouraged to focus on Governor Hogan’s goal of ensuring economic opportunity for Maryland’s struggling families through strategies which will:

  • Reduce the impact of incarceration on children, families, and communities;
  • Reduce the number of disconnected or opportunity youth, aged 16-24, who are not working and not going to school;
  • Reduce childhood hunger; and
  • Reduce youth homelessness.

This FY17 Notice of Funding Availability is for a 12-month award. Applications for future funding in FY18 and FY19 will be awarded based upon the outcomes and performance demonstrated by the jurisdiction in FY17, and upon funding availability.  Boards will not be restricted in future applications to the programs or strategies contained in the FY17 application.

Deadline: May 20, 2016, 5 p.m.



Question and Answer Documents

Beginning in September, 2015, in response to questions posed by the Local Management Boards about the new Children’s Cabinet funding strategy presented at the September Strategic Direction Meeting, the Governor’s Office for Children issued a number of Question and Answer documents.

In January, 2016, the Office issued a Question and Answer document that addressed general questions about the process for Local Management Board funding in FY17 and what the Boards are being asked to do to address Governor Hogan’s goals.