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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and MECU announce the deadline for applications for the 2018 MECU Neighborhood Event Grants has been extended to Monday, October 9, 2017. Each year, the program awards cash grants to Baltimore neighborhood associations and community-based non-profit organizations for the purpose of producing special events. Thanks to the support of MECU, Baltimore’s credit union, eligible groups can receive up to $1,000 to produce an event for the community and residents they serve, such as art workshops, back-to-school rallies, block parties, book drives, food drives, health fairs and neighborhood clean-ups. Community events can help strengthen Baltimore City neighborhoods and bring residents together.

Applications and guidelines are available at  MECU Neighborhood Event Grants is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is supported by MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union along with Baltimore Housing & Community Development and the City of Baltimore Local Development Council.

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization and based in Baltimore City. Proposed events must be free and open to the public and take place between April 1 and December 31, 2018. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Required materials include a completed application, tax exemption documentation, financial statement and project budget. Grant recipients must attend a mandatory workshop on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10am at the War Memorial Building, 101 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

For more information on the MECU Neighborhood Event Grants, call 410-752-8632or visit

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city. For more information, visit


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