Local Nonprofits Eligible for Funding through Gaming Commission

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 29, 2022) – The Washington County Gaming Commission will begin the 2022 funding cycle on April 1, 2022. All qualifying charitable organizations with a Washington County presence are encouraged to apply.

On April 1, 2022 funding applications will be posted online and available for download. Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of Grant Management (OGM) no later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

The Gaming Fund Application and all the necessary forms will be available on the Grant Management Charitable Gaming webpage on or after April 1st. Interested applicants can call the Office of Grant Management at 240-313-2040 with any questions related to the application.

The grant fund is funded through sales of “tip jars” at local events and businesses. State law requires funds be divided equally between the Washington County Fire and Rescue Association (WCFRA) and local charities. A total of $1,230,838.13 was awarded to the WCFRA in 2021, and $1,235,639.92 was awarded to local charitable organizations the same year.

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