The HCPI Community Spruce-Up Grant Program — Small grants with a huge impact!

The HCPI Community Spruce-Up Grant Program provides funds to groups, individuals, and associations in the 10 neighborhoods and 1 commercial district of Central Baltimore. These are the neighborhoods of Abell, Barclay, Charles North, Charles Village, Greenmount West, Harwood, Oakenshawe, Old Goucher, Remington, Wyman Park, and the commercial district of Waverly Main Street. And this includes the area around Jones Falls.

This Grant Program has been designed to stimulate neighborhood-driven, quality of life, capital improvement projects at the grass-roots level. It provides matching resources for projects that require $10,000 to $25,000 for their successful completion, and are part of larger overall projects that range in total cost from $15,000 to several times that amount.

The Spruce-Ups have advanced ongoing work by individuals, groups, community and nonprofit organizations, businesses, government agencies, the Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore City Public Schools, foundations, and anchor institutions. In turn, the projects that have received these grants have all advanced the Homewood Community Partners Initiative agenda. Most importantly, they’ve aided the people of Central Baltimore in their quest to make a great place even better!

Support for this program is being provided by the Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore Regional Neighborhoods Initiative of the State of Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development.

If you have any questions about the HCPI Community Spruce-Up Grant Program, please contact Aaron Kaufman, Community Projects Manager, akaufman@centralbaltimore.org or contact him at the Central Baltimore Partnership, 25 E 20th St, Baltimore, MD 21218, 410-244-1775.

Apply for the 2018 Spruce-Ups

Letter of Intent
2018 Grant Program Timeline:
  • Grant Application Workshop: February 10th 10:30am-12:00pm @ Village Learning Place- 2521 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218
  • Letter of Intent deadline is February 23rd
  • Applications released: February 26th
  • Application deadline: April 6th
  • Grant Application Review: April 9th- May 4th
  • Grant Award Announcements: May 14th
  • Grant Contracts: May 15thJune 15th
  • Project Implementation: July 2018 – June 2019
  • 6-Month Report Due: December 2018
  • Final Report Due: June 2019
Read about:

2014 HCPI Spruce-Up Grant Recipients

2015 HCPI Spruce-Up Grant Recipients

2016 HCPI Spruce-Up Grant Recipients

2017 HCPI Spruce-Up Grant Recipients