Community grant opportunities are available time to time from the Housing and Community Development Department for a variety of projects. Please call 301-891-7119 for current availability and additional information. Past grants have included:
Community Development Block Grant Program
Takoma Park's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program have provided funding for a wide range of affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and public service projects benefiting low and moderate-income persons or neighborhoods. Grant funds are awarded on a competitive basis with a call for applications issued in July of each year.
- CDBG Fact Sheet and Funding Policy (PDF)
- CDBG Eligible Neighborhoods (PDF)
- CDBG Application Form (PDF)
The Façade Easement program is designed to improve the condition and appearance of commercial properties throughout Takoma Park. Qualifying property owners may receive reimbursement for up to 50% of pre-approved exterior renovation costs in exchange for a façade easement and a commitment to maintain and preserve the façade for five years. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis.
An example of façade improvements at the Ethan Allen Gateway:
(1) previous façade (2) façade under construction and (3) finished façade.
New Ave Beautification Community Garden and Greening Grant
New Hampshire Avenue Beautification Grants, available to neighborhood groups and others, have provided needed resources to undertake a variety of community gardens and other public landscaping projects like the Sligo Mill Overlook Community Garden and the Hillwood Manor Neighborhood Association Sligo Creek project.