While the program is open to a wide array of projects fitting within the comprehensive plan, specific Focus Categories that highlight recent county planning initiatives are announced prior to each funding year. Projects that fall under a Focus Category receive greater consideration during the application review. Grant amounts are available between $10,000 and $200,000, but a realistic average award is around $100,000. The grant program has awarded over $3.7 million to 41 projects in 35 municipalities in Montgomery County. For further information on the grant program, contact Scott France at 610-278-3747.
On May 17, 2018, the Montgomery County Commissioners awarded 14 Montco 2040 Implementation Grants to 15 municipalities in the county. The 2018 grant awards totaled over $1,500,000. The county received 27 applications, totaling $3.5 million in requests, from municipalities for the 2018 cycle. Projects were evaluated in terms of impact, county and local planning consistency, project readiness, and funding attributes by a committee made up of planning commission board members and interdepartmental county staff. Projects were also given heightened consideration when addressing one of three focus categories for 2018: Walk Montco and Bike Montco – Trails, Paths, Sidewalk Connections and Bike Facilities; Downtown and Community Destination Support; or Adaptation and Resiliency.
- 2018 Grant Awards
- 2017 Grant Awards
- 2016 Grant Awards
- Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program Overview
- Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program Guidebook
- Payment Request Form
- Municipal Resolution Sample
- Montco 2040: A Shared Vision