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COVID-19 Funding

Funding for Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health and Co-Occurring Service Organizations to Cover COVID-19 Costs

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Bureau of Behavioral Health seeks community and faith-based organizations that have incurred costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will help to cover the costs for organizations that provide substance use disorder, mental health or co-occurring treatment and services.

Funds of up to $7,000 will be awarded starting September 30, 2020 to cover eligible costs. Funds will be allocated based on availability. The successful applicant must meet all eligibility requirements and provide a completed application and budget justification.

The application deadline will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Applicants are encouraged to attend the pre-application virtual workshop on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. which will be held virtually via ZOOM. Click here to register.

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Funding Assistance

General Purpose

The Department of Health’s (DOH) Bureau of Behavioral Health seeks Substance Use Disorder (SUD), Mental Health (MH) or Co-Occurring Disorder (COD) treatment and service providers interested in receiving funding to cover costs incurred due to the public health emergency related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Interested Anne Arundel County behavioral health providers can submit an application to the DOH’s Behavioral Health Bureau as described in this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

Funding Available

  1. Anne Arundel County behavioral health providers offering residential services are eligible for grants up to $7,000.
  2. Anne Arundel County behavioral health providers offering outpatient, nonresidential services are eligible for grants up to $3,275.
  3. Applications for additional funding will be considered if funding is available AND a second application and budget are submitted.

Provider Eligibility

In order to be eligible to receive assistance, the provider must:

  • Be a behavioral health provider located in Anne Arundel County and providing services as of March 1, 2020.
  • Be in good standing with the State of Maryland Department of Assessments
    and Taxation
  • Be in good standing with the Maryland Charity Campaign if applicable
  • Be licensed or certified by the appropriate governing body for the services to be funded, if applicable
  • Not be a governmental entity
  • Be a community or faith-based organization. Preference will be given to nonprofit organizations serving county residents receiving services within Maryland’s Public Behavioral Health System.

Eligible Expenses

Funds from this NOFA may only be used to cover costs

  • for necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID–19; 
  • not previously funded through other opportunities (e.g., Payroll Protection Program or similar funding regardless of source); and
  • incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020. The performance of a service or goods delivered must be incurred during this timeframe.

Eligible expenditures include, but may not be limited to:

    1. Supplies used to prevent or mitigate COVID-19 transmission
    2. Medical expenses such as establishing and operating telemedicine
    3. Expenses related to quarantining residents
    4. Any other COVID-19 related expense reasonably necessary to the function of the program that otherwise satisfies the eligibility criteria

Ineligible expenditures include, but may not be limited to:

    1. Replacement of lost revenue
    2. Expenses that have been or will be reimbursed under any other federal, local or state opportunities
    3. Construction costs
    4. Lobbying
    5. Fundraising
    6. Sales tax

Application Criteria

  1. Completed Application (click here)
  2. Completed Budget with Justification (click here)
  3. Copies of required documents to establish provider eligibility

Application Review

Completed proposals will be reviewed by a panel convened by the DOH using the attached evaluation tool. Funds will be allocated to the SUD, MH or COD treatment or service providers based on funding availability, provider eligibility and eligibility of expenses and may be funded partially or in full. Additional assistance may be offered based on availability of funds.


Submit proposals and all supporting documentation to: by Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Questions regarding this announcement should be directed to Sara Schmidt at

A meeting for interested parties will be held virtually on Monday, August 17, 2020 at
3:00 p.m.
Register at:

Award letters are anticipated to be distributed by September 30, 2020.

COVID-19 PHE Funding Evaluation Sheet

PHE COVID-19 Assistance Budget

Pre-Award Risk Assessment Template and Guidance

Application for PHE Assistance

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