Office of Grant Development & Administration
The Office of Grant Development & Administration is located in the City Manager’s Office and is responsible for several grant-related functions for the City including: grant policies and procedures, grant research and grant writing, grant management and grant-funded project oversight, regulatory compliance and training, grant reports, and grant audits.
The Office manages the following programs:
- Old Town Bowie - Employment & Employability Training Pilot
- Fair Housing Program
- Homebuyer Assistance Referral Program
- Homelessness Services Program
- HUD Entitlement Community Program (CDBG)
- Affordable Housing Program
- Sustainable Community Action Plan
Major Grant Programs
Major initiatives administered through the Grants Office include:
HUD Entitlement Community Program (CDBG)
Since 2003, the City of Bowie has been designated as an Entitlement Community. This designation allows the City to receive direct funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Read more...
Senior Citizen “Green” Housing Rehabilitation Program
The Senior Citizen "Green" Housing Rehabilitation Program is a federally funded grant program that provides financial assistance to single family—senior citizen homeowners with limited financial means. The purpose of the grant is to provide energy efficiency related upgrades and repairs to correct hazardous conditions, eliminate safety hazards, and repair or replace major systems. Read more…
Old Town Bowie - Employment & Employability Training Pilot
The City Council approved a Workforce & Life Skills Development & Training Pilot program to help address employment and employability of youth and young adults between the ages of 15 to 25 years old in the Old Town Bowie Community. Read more...
Fair HousingThe Office of Grant Development & Administration hosts an annual Fair Housing Symposium and training to educate the public, including but not limited to real estate developers, real estate agents, homeowner associations, nonprofit organizations, and City senior management staff, on the rights and obligations under the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Read more…
Other Grant-funded Programs
Grant-funded programs, such as the U.S, Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program, have enabled the City to conserve energy and reduce utility cost by placing solar panels on several buildings including the Parks and Grounds Building, the Radio & TV Museum, and the Genealogical Library. The City also used funds from this program to develop its first comprehensive Energy and Environmental Conservation Strategy. The Maryland Energy Administration provided a grant for another solar installation at the Department of Public Works.
Other Grants Offered by the City of Bowie
In addition to the grants listed above, the City offers Community Outreach Grants, Arts Grants, and Education Grants. These grants are administered by the Community Services Department. Information about these programs can be found by using the menu to the left or following these links: