BHA/DDA Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative Details

last revised 11/10/20 at 11:44 am

BHA/DDA Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative


The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering up to $40 million of the Governor’s $50 million Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI). The remaining nonprofit funding will be administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce. Of the $40 million being administered by DHCD, $10 million is earmarked for nonprofits, providing services to people with disabilities, that are licensed by the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to help defray an increase of costs related to basic operating support (staffing, rent, utilities, supplies, etc.) to address the revenue reductions and/or expense increases due to COVID-19 and the related state-of-emergency, the replacement of which is critical to the nonprofit’s continuity of operations.

This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) pertains only to the $10 million allocation for nonprofit provider organizations licensed by BHA and DDA and provides a preview of the application. The application for this funding is projected to be on-line as of Wednesday, August 5th . PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.


A separate NOFA for the $30 million from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is available here: www.dhcd.maryland.gov


Information about nonprofit funding through the Maryland Department of Commerce is as

follows:


Nonprofit COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program Applications:   

covid-19.application@maryland.gov


Maryland State Arts Council Arts Recovery Grant:  

Dana Parsons   dana.parsons@maryland.gov  

https://www.msac.org/grants/emergency-grant


Questions?   


BHA and DDA can help you.  For quickest response, use the following email contact information.


BHA – BHA.INQUIRIES@maryland.gov

DDA - DDA.PPEApp@maryland.gov


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  1. Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Applicant Eligibility Criteria:

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

     Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in non-affiliated, non-owned acute settings that provide

    services to people with disabilities licensed by BHA or DDA.

    Organizations that are in good standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and

    Taxation (SDAT).

     Eligible requests will be for basic operating support (staffing, rent, utilities, supplies, etc.) to

    address the revenue reductions and/or expense increases due to COVID-19 and the related

    state-of-emergency, the replacement of which is critical to the nonprofit’s continuity of

    operations.

  2. Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Funding Criteria

    The maximum grant request amount is $75,000 and the minimum amount is $5,000 based on

    the organization’s annual operating budget.

    Only applications that are fully complete at submission will be considered for funding.

     The decreased expenses or increased revenue must occur within the period of

    March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020 (per CARES Act funding requirements).

     Grant requests up to $75,000 are allowed from eligible applicants with annual

    operating budgets at or above $5 million. (Maximum grant request is $75,000).

     Grant requests up to $50,000 are allowed from eligible applicants with annual

    operating budgets above $1 million and below $5 million.

     Grant requests up to $25,000 but not below $5,000, are allowed from eligible applicants with annual operating

    budgets at or below $1 million. (Minimum grant request is $5,000)

     Funding requests will be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis.

     Individual grant amounts may be reduced relative to requests, if demand for funds exceeds

    available funding.

  3. Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Application Process

    NOFA release: Friday, July 10

     Projected on-line application portal opens: 12:00 noon, Wednesday, August 5

     Application portal closes: noon, 12:00, Wednesday, August 19 at the latest; the portal may close if and when grant requests exceed available funding.

     Funding announcements on a rolling basis beginning no later than Wednesday, September 2

  4. Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Application Requirements

    In addition to basic organizational information, such as the organization’s mission statement, the

    following information and attachments will be required in the on-line application in order for an

    application to be considered complete. Space to answer will be very limited; it is recommended that

    applicants prepare answers and gather required attachments in advance of the August 5th opening of the

    on-line application.


    1. Organizational Summary: A brief description of the organization’s (a) recent

    accomplishments, and (b) financial ability to continue operations.

    2. COVID Impacts: A brief summary of the PPE and/or cleaning supply expense increases

    incurred or projected for the period March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020.

    3. Budget/Use of Funds: A simple budget form will be provided in the on-line application in

    which the applicant will list the sources and use(s) of requested funds.

  5. Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Application Attachments

    The following attachments will be required in the on-line application in order for the application to

    be considered complete:


     IRS Determination Letter of 501(c)3 status

     Online verification of Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland State Department of

    Assessments and Taxation

     The applicant’s most current Year-To-Date financial statements, preferably through May

    2020.

     IRS W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

Agency/Contact

Form Issuer - Information

Who issues the Form?

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development dhcd.maryland.gov/pages/default.aspx

Contact Information

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

Email: dhcd.nonprofitsrecovery@maryland.gov