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Montgomery County Seeking Feedback from Nonprofit Organizations on Its Community Grants and Grants Management Programs

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 2, 2023

The Montgomery County Office of Grants Management (OGM) is seeking feedback from the County's nonprofit community to help reshape the Community Grants program and other grants management practices. It has created a survey, which is now online. The survey is open to all nonprofits who currently, or aspire to, operate in the County.

The survey will close at 9 a.m. on Thursday Feb. 16.

 The goals of the survey are to:

  • Guide reforms of the Community Grants (including Cost Sharing Capital Grants) structure, process, timeline and goals.
  • Inform the development of the County’s competitive grant program regulations, policies, procedures and support resources.
  • Inform the development of the County’s grant agreement regulations, policies, procedures and support resources.
  • Gain a broader understanding of the needs of the County’s nonprofit partners to make the grants transition a success.

“During the pandemic the Montgomery County’s nonprofit community met the challenge of providing critical programs and services," said County Executive Marc Elrich. “It's important for the County to continue to serve the community through nonprofits and the best way to keep them operating efficiently is by listening to their concerns and suggestions for reform. I strongly encourage all County nonprofits, especially those representing underserved communities, to participate in the survey to help make our grants policies more equitable and effective.”

Organizations participating in the survey do not need to be a current recipient of County funding. Feedback will be valued from current and potential future partners. Community groups aspiring to become registered nonprofit organizations also are encouraged to participate. 

“The nonprofit sector is critical to maintaining a strong social safety net in Montgomery County,” said County Council President Evan Glass. “I am pleased that the County is pursuing reforms to improve the grants process for our nonprofit partners. As the County makes these important changes, we must ensure that we work alongside our nonprofit partners. Nonprofits are instrumental partners for our county and their engagement in this process is key.”

Organizations are encouraged to answer the questions offline and then upload the responses into the survey. OGM asks that only one response be submitted per organization. Results of the survey will be used to shape policies, processes and timelines for Community Grants, Cost Sharing Capital Grants and other County grant programs. 

Questions about the survey can be directed to Rafael Pumarejo Murphy, director of the Office of Grants Management, by calling 240-777-2775 or emailing

More information and the survey itself are available at .

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Release ID: 23-053
Media Contact: Rafael Pumarejo Murphy 240-777-2775
Categories: Grants