State Clearinghouse


The Maryland State Clearinghouse for Intergovernmental Assistance (commonly referred to as Clearinghouse) is a unit within the Maryland Department of Planning. 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 policies and programs. This is accomplished by circulating requests for financial assistance, plans and development projects to state, regional and local public officials for intergovernmental review.

To monitor recent projects receiving intergovernmental review, please see the department's Intergovernmental Monitor webpage.


Legislative and Regulatory Background

The role of the C​​learinghouse in facilitating intergovernmental review of federal financial assistance and direct federal development 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, including intergovernmental review of state real property activities, has been established by various legislative actions, including, Section 5-310 of the State Finance and Procurement Article, and implemented through departmental regulations at COMAR Title 34, Subtitle 2​.

​​Financial and Technical Assistance Information​​

The Maryland State Clearinghouse for Intergovernmental Assistance (Clearinghouse) does not award grants or any other financial assistance.  However, the Clearinghouse does provide access to information regarding state, federal, and private financial assistance opportunities through the Clearinghouse Twitter feed, which is updated weekly.  Also, the Clearinghouse provides information on all state financial and technical assistance opportunities through the InfoPortal.  Additional grant information can be found at the Governor's Grants Office here.

​​How to Submit a Project for Intergovernmental Review

The Maryland State Clearinghouse continues to process all applications for intergovernmental review.

Please only submit applications electronically and not by regular mail.

Specific application review requirements can be found here.

To determine if your federal or state grant application needs to be submitted for intergovernmental review, please see the following document​​.

To submit a project, the applicant must email the review document electronically as a PDF to or call (410) 767-4490.​​​

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