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Community Crisis Response Fund Application

The Community Crisis Response Fund was established to provide flexible financial assistance to Anne Arundel County nonprofits immediately following a violent incident, natural disaster or other crisis in our community. The number of people affected by the COVID-19 virus in Anne Arundel County has continued to grow, and for some, the effects have been dire. There is a tremendous amount of need in our region—especially amongst the most vulnerable and underserved people in the community.

ARP Grant Application Process Summary

CFAAC recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic presented significant challenges for area organizations, and its impact is still being felt by some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Since 2020, the Community Crisis Response Fund has awarded 282 rapid response grants totaling $1,709,692 to 134 unique nonprofits to support programs that provide food security, support for basic human needs, and assistance with housing insecurity and homelessness. Our goal is to work collaboratively to accelerate recovery for a thriving, resilient and even stronger community.

As the effects of the crisis continue to impact our community, nonprofit organizations are affected in a variety of ways, from meeting increased needs and higher demands in services, to decreased income due to canceled fundraisers or reduced program revenue. Throughout multiple stages of funding and in addition to continuing to support programs that provide services to our community’s most vulnerable populations, the Community Crisis Response Fund awarded grants to help stabilize area organizations that are responding to and recovering from the significant consequences of, and disparities exacerbated by, this health crisis.

Grants will provide financial assistance to eligible nonprofits that identify solutions to the needs identified in the 2022 Poverty Amidst Plenty Community Needs Assessment Report and who sustained a loss of income/revenue and/or an increase of programming or expenses due to COVID-19 impact on their operations and the communities they serve. Grant sizes will range between $10,000 and $50,000.

Priority for this grantmaking will be directed to support community nonprofit organizations impacted by COVID-19 as they support vulnerable communities and communities who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Organizations may use funding to support programs that provide critical services in our community. Successful proposals for funding will align with the needs identified in the 2022 Poverty Amidst Plenty Needs Assessment Report. 

Youth Development   

 Mental Health and Substance Abuse 



Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Examples of previous funding through the Community Crisis Response Fund have included proposals that:

Successful grant applicants will demonstrate:

 To be eligible to apply, organizations must meet all of the following criteria:


Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of three public presentations of the 2022 Community Needs Assessment. These information sessions are open to the public and will be held at:


Grant applications open on October 14, and close on November 18, 2022 at 11:59pm. The grant review committee will review applications and conduct interviews if necessary. Grants will be awarded at the conclusion of the process. The funding period is February 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. Note: A final evaluation assessing project outcomes is required for all grant projects within six weeks of completion. Report formats will be provided.

QUESTIONS: See under Nonprofits/Grants, or email/call Rosalind Calvin x104

Read the Press Release from County Executive Pittman and CFAAC here.

Nonprofit Grant Login

If you are interested in learning more about the Community Crisis Response Fund please call our staff at 410.280.1102.