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County seeks qualified community grant reviewers


The Montgomery County Office of Grants Management (OGM) is seeking qualified individuals with relevant experience to review and evaluate applications submitted to the county’s various competitive grants programs for fiscal years 2024 and 2025. Reviewers will undergo mandatory training, assess programs on a rolling basis throughout the year and will be compensated for their time.

The role of grant reviewers is to analyze grant applications against specific criteria and provide clear, written feedback to applicants. Prospective reviewers should visit the OGM website to learn about the county’s various grant programs and topic areas that they cover.

To be considered as a grant reviewer, apply through the OGM grants portal. An online information session will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The live event can be joined, or a recording of the event can be accessed, via this link

Time commitments will vary based on grant program requirements and the volume of applications. Reviewers will be allotted 1 to 2 weeks for review of assigned applications, with each application taking approximately 15 to 45 minutes to review. All reviews must be completed within the online OGM grants portal.

Reviewers will receive compensation ranging from $15 to $30 per reviewed application, based on the specific requirements of each grant program and the length of each grant application submission.

Grant reviewers should possess expertise and/or experience in one or more of the following areas within the context of Montgomery County:

  • Subject Matter Expertise
    A minimum of 5 years of proven technical experience and/or expertise acquired through professional, volunteer or academic engagement in one or more technical areas or specific field(s).
  • Project Management or Administration
    A minimum of 5 years of experience developing and managing projects, grants, budgets and/or organizations, as well as reviewing grant applications.
  • Cultural Competence for a Particular Underserved Community and/or Racial Equity and Social Justice Experience
    Intimate familiarity with community needs, current initiatives and effective approaches aimed at addressing those needs at the local level.

Individuals selected as grant viewers must demonstrate:

  • Intermediate proficiency in written and verbal English
  • Integrity and the ability to score applications based on set criteria
  • Confidential and ethical handling of proprietary information
  • Identification and reporting of conflicts of interest

For questions about the grants review process, contact the Office of Grants Management at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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