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. The grant program has awarded over $7.5 million to 71 projects in 43 municipalities of Montgomery County.
For further information on the grant program, contact Scott France at 610-278-3747.
On June 4, 2020, the Montgomery County Commissioners awarded Montco 2040 Implementation Grants to 15 municipalities in the county. The 2020 grant awards totaled almost $2,250,000. The county received 27 applications, totaling $4 million in requests, from 28 municipalities during the 2020 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 2020: Walk Montco and Bike Montco – Trails, Paths, Sidewalk Connections and Bike Facilities; Downtown and Community Destination Support; or Adaptation and Resiliency.