Community Contribution Program

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) provides contributions for prevention programming to support initiatives that help at-risk youth by making communities stronger and more resilient. The purpose of these contributions is to fund programs that are new and creative and may not be eligible for other funding sources.  The funded program must help build a sense of community among youth and/or provide prevention programs for at-risk youth. Contributions are limited to five thousand dollars ($5,000) per organization.

Eligible groups

The following groups may apply for funding:

  • Churches
  • Community associations
  • Informal community groups
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs)
  • Youth groups

Program examples

Non-profit organizations must develop partnerships with community organizations and vice versa. Program examples are listed below, but do not include all possibilities:

  • Community cleanup
  • Mentor programs
  • Neighborhood patrol
  • Other community-based initiatives with drug and alcohol education unit
  • Youth Odd Jobs Program - coupled with comprehensive services


FY 24 Applications will be available summer 2024.

How to apply

All levels of funding are considered and encouraged up to $5,000. If your group would like to apply for funding, please complete an application by clicking on the link below. In addition, a representative from your group may be requested to make a presentation before the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and answer questions prior to funding being awarded.

Completed Forms Should Be Returned to:
Department of Community Services
Office of Drug Control Policy
125 N. Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 or
via Email

Questions may be directed to:
Charlie Robbins - 410-638-3333