The application process for Calvert County organizations interested in applying for a Fiscal Year 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) has opened and notifications of potential application are due to the Calvert County Department of Community Resources by April 4.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) oversees the program. In order to apply, organizations are required to submit a Notification of Potential Application to the Calvert County Department of Community Resources and attend a mandatory CDBG application workshop offered by DHCD.

The completed notification must be submitted by close of business April 4 to Maureen Hoffman, Director of the Calvert County Department of Community Resources, P.O. Box 90, Prince Frederick, Md. 20678. For a notification form or more information, contact Curt Hules, CDBG coordinator, at 410-535-4370. The form is available online at

CDBG provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The program also provides annual grants for affordable housing and services to the most vulnerable in the community. Eligible recipients include local governments, municipalities and nonprofit agencies in good standing with the State of Maryland. More information can be found at

The mandatory CDBG training is set for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10, in the main conference room of the DHCD, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, Md. Registration is required. Those wishing to attend must fax their name, title, organization, address, email address and phone number to La Wanda Jones at 410-514-7925, or register online at

The Department of Community Resources oversees the delivery of direct services to citizens. For more information about the department, call 410-535-1600, ext. 8803. For more information about Calvert County Government, call 410-535-1600, visit or like us on Facebook.