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State Clearinghouse

The Maryland State Clearinghouse for Intergovernmental Assistance (commonly referred to as clearinghouse) does not award grants or any other financial assistance. The primary mission of the clearinghouse is to ensure that financial and non-financial assistance projects operating within Maryland are consistent with state and local laws, regulations, and guidelines. This is accomplished by circulating requests for financial assistance, plans and development projects to state, regional and local public officials, to ensure that requests, plans, and projects are consistent with public policy.

The clearinghouse also provides access to information regarding state, federal, and private financial assistance programs and grantsmanship and training resources

The role of the clearinghouse in the grant process was established through Presidential Executive Order 12372 and Gubernatorial Executive Order 01.01.1983.17, signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982 and Governor Harry Hughes in 1983, respectively. The role of the clearinghouse in other activities has been established by various legislative actions.

The clearinghouse is a unit within the Maryland Department of Planning. The Maryland Department of Planning has had several official names since issuance of the above executive orders and you may see them in the clearinghouse web pages. For your information and clarity, the historical evolution of the Maryland Department of Planning is provided in the Maryland Manual.

State Resources

To find grant resources in other State of Maryland agencies and colleges please also visit the MARYLAND.GOV website.

For inquiries, please contact the Clearinghouse by email at or by calling (410) 767-4490.

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