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As Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP) builds the Purple Line in partnership with the Maryland Transit Administration, we are proud to connect with neighboring Prince George’s and Montgomery county communities as their long-term partner.

To tangibly support organizations dedicated to improving our communities, we sponsor a community grant program entitled Beyond the Rails.

PLTP is the sole funder and administrator of the grant program. Please contact with any questions or for assistance in completing the grant application.

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Purple Line Transit Partners Selects 6 Outstanding Organizations to Receive Initial ‘Beyond the Rails’ Community Grants
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Grant Award Levels

Grant awards range from $1,000 to $3,000 per year.

Grant Categories

We invite grant applications in the following categories:

  • Community – Projects that support the overall wellbeing of adjacent communities (e.g., environment, health, recreation, education, economic opportunity, etc.). Potential example: Tot-lot equipment for a pre-school.
  • Environment – Projects that enhance or protect the natural environment. Potential example: A local tree-planting initiative.

Grant Schedule and Conditions

Grants will be awarded twice a year. The application deadline for our initial group of grants is:

  • November 30, 2024

Selected recipients will be eligible to receive one grant award per year. Approximately 6 awards are anticipated per selection cycle (12 per year). The number of awards is planned to be split equally between Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.

Evaluation Criteria

Successful applications will:

  • Support an organization or neighborhood (not an individual);

  • Provide benefits to a community adjacent to the Purple Line corridor; and

  • Pertain to at least one of the two categories outlined in the Grant Categories section.

Performance Evaluation

All grant recipients will be required to complete a follow up evaluation form describing how the Beyond the Rails Grant was used and the benefits gained.

Application Process

Ready to apply for a Beyond the Rails Grant? Please complete this short application form.

For More Information

Have questions or need help with the applications? Contact: .