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FY20 Community Access Program (CAP)
Application for FY 20
July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
PURPOSE: County initiative to reduce the cost to groups offering programs at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza.
CAP Application
Guidance for FY20:
1. Allow a minimum of 45 days for processing applications. Incomplete applications will not be
2. All dates approved must occur during July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020.
3. All reservations must be scheduled, and paid in full, at least 10 business days before the event.
4. CAP applicants must follow CUPF timeline, policies and procedures for the Silver Spring Civic
Building at Veterans Plaza.
1. Complete this form thoroughly.
2. Payment is required at time of submission.
o Great Hall and/or Veterans Plaza: $250 (This fee will be applied to the final payment).
o Activity and/or Conference Rooms: $100 (This fee will be applied to the final payment).
Note: If CAP is not awarded, the above initial payment will be refunded.
1. SSCBVP “Application for Use” must be submitted. CUPF staff will determine fees for dates, times,
and rooms. CAP Review Committee will review this information during the evaluation of this request.
2. CAP Application, which includes answers to the CAP questions, must be submitted by a member of
the group receiving the award authorized to make financial commitments on behalf of the group.
3. Facility Use License Agreement (FULA) must be signed and user must comply with all applicable
building use guidelines and policies.
4. Copy of applicant’s Photo I.D. with current address must be provided to CUPF.
1. Group is financially responsible for any additional costs incurred after the award is made.
2. Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF) provides logistical support in scheduling and using space
3. Applicants are required to provide for event management, equipment or other services not customarily
4. Additional information may be required.
5. Additional rooms/equipment may not be requested on the day of the event unless approved by CUPF.
6. Changes in all other Silver Spring Civic Building rooms will be subject to the $25 adjustment fee.
7. Award is non-transferrable and may not be extended to include another group.
8. For information on the building, rooms available for community use and amenities, visit
9. Applicants will be contacted by County staff, with award decisions.
Event Name:_____________________________________________________ Estimated Attendance: _____________________
Event/Activity Information
Event type: Banquet Class Conference Cultural Activity Faith-based Meeting Performance/Dance Private Celebration
Yes No
Yes No If yes: Audio/Video ($100) Stage ($250)
Yes No
Yes No If yes: Self-prepared Catered
Yes No
Yes No If yes: include contact information of DJ / band / other below
Yes No
If answering Yes, to any of the above questions, please describe:
Please note: Commercial or Special Event Permit(s) may be required for some events. Please ask staff for details.
In order to ensure Civic Building events go well, users are required to meet with the logistics specialist leading up to the event (e.g. finalize plans, answer any outstanding questions, etc)
Ratio requirement for youth events under 18 = one adult (21 years+) per 15 youth. No alcohol during events with a majority of participants under age 21. Youth events end at 11:00 pm Sun. -Thurs., and 11:30 pm Fri.-Sat.
(Name of Applicant) First Name: ______________________________________ Last Name: ______________________________________
Street Apt. # City State Zip Code
Home Phone: _______________________ Work Phone: _______________________ Cell Phone: ________________________
Email Address:_______________________________________________________________________________________________
Gender (check one): Male Female
Date of Birth:
Applying on behalf of: ORGANIZATION: (Complete this section) SELF: (Skip section D)
Organization Name:______________________________________________ Non Profit TIN?________________________
Street Suite # City State Zip Code
Email: _____________________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Ext:_______
Website: Customer Type (check one): For Profit Non Profit Public Agency
Agree To Waiver (CUPF - FULA) Yes No, incomplete application *Federal Gov. applicants: (CUPF - Federal FULA) Yes No, incomplete application
Payment submitted? Yes Amount: $ No, incomplete application Form of payment: Credit Card Money Order Check
I have read the Community Use of Public Facilities User License Agreement (FULA) and agree to abide by the conditions of the Agreement. It is understood that the County is
hereby expressly released and discharged from any and all liability for any loss, injury, or damage to persons or property which may be sustained by reason of this event. I
understand that I may be required to provide a certificate of insurance that satisfies the requirements specified in the FULA before the date of the event for which this Application is
being submitted. I understand the cancellation policy for special events and other requirements that may apply to my request. Application is not valid until all authorizations have
been obtained. Photo ID required with application. Certification of non-profit status may be required. I am responsible for compliance with all applicable Federal, State or Local Laws.
Violation of the terms of the permit or County laws and regulations may result in immediate cessation, forfeiture of all fees paid or other legal action as applies.
Responsible Person’s Signature ____________________________________ Date ______________
Montgomery County Interagency Coordinating Board for the Community Use of Public Facilities www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cupf
Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza: One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 UPDATED: 08/06/2019
Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
Allow 10 business days for processing single room use; up to 30 days for special event use.
Form #:
Date Received:
Permit #:
Day of Week (circle one): Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat.
Date of Event:
Room Request and Event Occupancy Time
Room names for reference: Great Hall (Full or Half)
Warming Kitchen
Ellsworth Room (Full or Half)
Fenton Room
Spring Room
Colesville Room
Room Preference:
Set-up time
Event Begin
Event End Time
Cleanup & out
Planned use of room?
Number of
Example: Great Hall (Full)
6:00 AM
7:30 AM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Business expo
Additional applications may be required for some events (example: events with alcohol). Users are responsible to adhere to all applicable laws and regulations.
Every event requires
Liability insurance
The Community Access Program (CAP) Review Committee will determine
funding levels based on the information that you provide.
For best results, please answer all questions below. The CAP Review Committee thanks you for your submission!
The CAP Review Committee is committed to a more equitable and inclusive Montgomery County.
In the same way, we are dedicated to Montgomery County’s Seven Priority Outcomes (indicated below).
1. Thriving Youth & Families
2. Safe Neighborhoods
3. A More Affordable,
Welcoming County
4. A Growing Economy
5. A Greener County
6. Easier Commutes
7. Effective Sustainable
In order to receive Community Access Program (CAP) funding, the CAP Review Committee expects your event to align with
Montgomery Countys Seven Priority Outcomes. This FY20 CAP Application asks you to provide answers to the following five questions.
Please keep in mind your answers should match with the priority outcomes:
1. Could you tell us about your organization and this CAP event? Please include website link.
2. How does your CAP event add value for the residents of Montgomery County, MD?
Please keep in mind your answers should match with the priority outcomes:
3. How is your CAP event innovative?
4. Can you provide evidence-based data that will show your event benefits the county in some way?
5. Why are you requesting this county funding and how is your organization currently funded? Please include not-for-profit status
documentation with this application. How will the funds raised (e.g. cost of tickets, etc.) be used, and which groups will benefit?
Please submit your CAP Application to Eric Rasch, Operations Manager, Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza.
We are looking forward to receiving your CAP application for county funding to support your efforts and the county’s goals!
For best results, please answer all questions above. The CAP Review Committee thanks you for your submission!
Community Access Program
Contact: Eric Rasch, CPM, MPS, Operations Manager, Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240-777-5308 Email: eric.rasch@montgomerycountymd.gov
Interagency Coordinating Board of Community Use of Public Facilities
Montgomery County
Facility Use License Agreement
Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
In Montgomery County, the Interagency Coordinating Board (“ICB”) for Community Use of Public Facilities makes available
to the community the use of schools and other public facilities as designated by the Chief Administrative Officer. The Office
of Community Use of Public Facilities (“CUPF”) administers and implements the ICB’s policies, procedures and guidelines.
The Chief Administrative Officer has designated the Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans Plaza (“Facility”) as a facility to
be scheduled by CUPF.
This Agreement governs the terms and conditions under which CUPF will make available to the community the use of the
The term “User” means the person or entity to whom a permit for the use of the Facility has been issued and all invitees of
that person or entity and any persons using the Facility during the time that the permit is in effect.
The term “County” includes the County’s boards, agencies, officials, and employees.
The User agrees to the following:
The User must apply for and obtain a permit for the use of the Facility and may use the Facility only during the time period
stated on the permit.
The User must pay the appropriate fees, as set forth in the current fee schedule, including any security deposit, in full with
the Application. A security deposit is required for the Great Hall and kitchen rentals and Veterans Plaza. Checks, money
orders and MasterCard or Visa payments are accepted. The current Community Use of Public Facilities Fee Schedule is
available online at http://www.mongtomerycountymd.gov/cupf and at CUPFs offices.
CUPF will assess a late penalty on all amounts overdue in excess of 30 calendar days as specified in its policy on late fees.
Failure to make a payment by the required date constitutes a cancellation and is subject to the applicable cancellation
The User must arrange for additional security coverage if deemed necessary by CUPF. The User will be responsible for
making all security arrangements where additional security will be provided by police officers of the Montgomery County
Police Department.
The User will abide by all Montgomery County noise ordinances.
See http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/dep/Publications/pdf/compliance.pdf.
Inclement weather credits for indoor use will be issued only if Montgomery County Government closes the facility. For
verification, check CUPF’s website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cupf or call MC311. Information will also be recorded
on 240.777.2710.
Inclement weather credits for outdoor use will be issued when the Veterans Park and Civic Building Courtyard is closed by
the Silver Spring Regional Service Center.
The User must:
comply with all directions and conditions given by CUPF
ensure that the activity conforms to the use described in the Application
remain at the site during the Activity and carry the CUPF permit on his or her person during the Activity
adequately supervise and maintain orderly conduct among the persons attending the Activity covered by the permit
obtain and pay for any necessary licenses and permits, including licenses and permits required to distribute food, serve
alcohol, sell goods, conduct fundraisers, sponsor a performance or other large public gathering. The User is liable for
any applicable taxes, fees, and similar costs related to obtaining theses permits. User is responsible for ensuring that
any company or service providers in their employ such as caterer, event supplier, photographer/videographer, etc. are
in compliance with state and local laws and regulations
comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines, including regulations and
guidelines issued by the ICB. This includes compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local nondiscrimination
laws, including Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The User must keep
the program or activity open to the public as required by State law, and must not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation
Use Requirements/Restrictions
The Activity must not:
present a clear and present danger to public safety or to the peace and welfare of the community, the county and/or
the state;
present a danger of damage to public or private property;
constitute a public nuisance or create a traffic hazard;
provoke or add to a public riot or breach of peace;
The following are prohibited at all times:
Smoking on premises, including Veterans Plaza and ice rink areas;
Equipment or performances that are risky, including, for example, a high wire act, “daredevil” stunts, and the use
of tall platforms;
Weapons/firearms/ammunition or use of controlled substances;
Excessive noise, public disruption, or activity that may do harm;
Unauthorized use or possession of alcoholic beverages;
Use of alcohol outside the approved designated area(s);
Gambling--bingo, lotteries, etc. except as permitted by state law with appropriate permits and/or licenses;
Animals except for service animals, without permission;
Cooking on premises.
User is responsible for obtaining necessary permits, where applicable, from the Montgomery County Department of
Fire and Rescue Service.
Users may not use Veterans Plaza when any of the following conditions exist:
CUPF has cancelled the Use
Lightning is occurring
Health and Safety: The user must provide at their own expense:
Security using off-duty Montgomery County Department of Police officers where required by CUPF. The number
hired must meet or exceed the requirements of the CUPF rental permit
Provide a minimum of one portable bathroom per 100 attendees, up to a maximum of 5 where required by CUPF.
At least one unit must be handicapped accessible. Units must be placed only in designated areas and removed
within 24 hours of the conclusion of the event.
Users must provide adequate supervision of participants
Posting and Distribution of Signs and Advertisements:
The User may only place temporary signs on Facility grounds during the actual hours of the scheduled Activity, except
where approval has been specifically granted by the County. At the conclusion of the use of the Facility, the User must
immediately remove the signs
The User, and any person acting under the User’s authority, must comply with all applicable sign laws, including laws
regarding the placement of signs upon utility poles, trees, fences or on municipal, county or state rights-of-way
The User must clearly identify on all advertising materials the name of the User, the name of any individual or User
sponsoring the use, and the purpose of the use. A User may not use initials, abbreviations or logos which are not
expressly defined in the advertising material. The purpose of the use must be clearly stated and must conform to the
purpose identified in the Application for Use. All announcements and advertisements must include the following
statement: This activity is not sponsored by, associated with, or endorsed by Montgomery County Government
Certification Regarding Activities Involving Minors. This section applies only to Activities involving minors (under 18).
The User certifies no one who will have any contact with minors during the Activity has ever been convicted of or
pleaded (1) guilty, (2) “no contest” or (3) nolo contendere to a felony (whether or not resulting in a conviction)
The User certifies no one who will have any contact with minors during the Activity has ever been convicted of or
pleaded (1) guilty, (2) “no contest” or (3) nolo contendere to a misdemeanor involving sexual misconduct (whether or
not resulting in a conviction)
The User must provide an adequate number of chaperones for youth oriented programs
Restoration of Property. The User must restore the Facility to its prior condition upon completion of its use and prevent the
waste or deterioration of the Facility. Failure to restore property to the prior condition will result in the loss of the security
deposit or other fines.
Inspection and Investigation. The User must permit the County to inspect the Facility at any time to ensure compliance with
this Agreement. CUPF may examine the User’s records to determine and verify compliance with this Agreement and to
resolve or decide any claim or dispute arising under this Agreement. The User must cooperate with any investigation by
Termination/Modification. CUPF may deny the requested use, unilaterally terminate or modify this Agreement, and/or
preclude (temporarily or permanently) User from future use of one or more facilities, upon written notice to the User, for
any of the following reasons:
User, or any Person acting under the User’s authority, misused, damaged, or destroyed County property or failed to
leave the Facility as clean as it was before the Activity
User or any Person acting under the User’s authority provided false or misleading information to CUPF, including false
or misleading information about the User or the proposed use
CUPF assessed damages against the User or any Person acting under the User’s authority
CUPF deems the use inappropriate for the Facility, inconsistent with the size, location, and available services at the
Facility, or inconsistent with public health, safety, or welfare standards
User or any Person acting under the User’s authority failed to fully complete or comply with the Agreement or a
previous Agreement, including non-payment by virtue of a returned check or failure to make scheduled payments
Termination is effective 10 calendar days after the notice is issued, unless a different time is given in the notice. The
County is not responsible for User’s losses as a result of termination or modification under this section, excepting a
refund of any fees User paid to CUPF for the use of the Facility.
Refunds/Cancellations. CUPF will refund fees paid by the User to CUPF to permit the use of the Facility in accordance with
its cancellation policy but only if the User completes a Cancellation/Adjustment request and submits to CUPF within the time
frame noted. The User must pay CUPF the cancellation fee set forth in the fee schedule for each Facility. In the event of
cancellation by CUPF, the User’s account will be credited in full. CUPF is not responsible for advertising, food, or any other
costs associated with an Activity when Facilities are closed due to inclement weather or other emergency.
Accidents or Damage.
Notice of Accidents or Damage. User must give the County prompt written notice of any accidents or injury upon, or
damage to, the Facility
Responsibility for Accidents or Damage. User is financially responsible for any loss, personal injury, death, or any other
damage (including incidental and consequential) arising from the exercise by it, or any person acting under the User’s
authority, of the right of access under this Agreement or arising out of a breach of this Agreement by User. The County
will determine the dollar amount in the case of property damage to the Facility and will charge the User accordingly.
User must reimburse the County for any damage to the Facility within 30 calendar days after notice from the County
Indemnification. User and its agents agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the County from any loss, injury,
liability, damage, claim, lien, cost or expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising from the use of the
Facility by the User, any person acting under the User’s authority, or by any person in the facility as a participant or potential
participant in any activity the User conducts in the Facility or arising out of a breach of this Agreement by the User. The
User’s foregoing responsibility to indemnify and hold harmless the County extends to any incidents resulting from the failure
to use caution near architectural structures such as a raised stage or stairs. This agreement to indemnify and hold harmless
the County will survive expiration and termination of this Agreement.
User need not indemnify, defend, or hold harmless the County for any loss, cost, damage, claim, or other expense arising out
of the County’s sole negligence or intentional misconduct.
Insurance. The County reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to require the User to maintain insurance, as specified below,
or an amount determined by the County’s Division of Risk Management sufficient to indemnify, defend and hold the County
harmless as required above, with an insurance company licensed to do business in Maryland.
The User must maintain a policy of commercial general liability insurance with limits of at least $300,000 for each
occurrence and an aggregate amount of $300,000;
If alcohol of any kind is served, the User (and the event planner) must also maintain a policy of liquor liability insurance
with limits of at least $300,000 per occurrence;
Policies must list Montgomery County as an additional named insured;
The User must provide CUPF with a copy of the certificate of insurance within 10 calendar days following submission of
the completed Application;
The insurance certificate must show at least a thirty day’s notice to the County for cancellation or modification;
Nothing in this Agreement may be construed to create any rights or claims in any third parties.
Release. User releases the County from all claims and demands of any kind which User has had, claims to have had, or might
subsequently accrue to the User arising from the use of the Facility by the User, or any person acting with the User’s
knowledge or consent or arising out of a breach of this Agreement by the User. The County accepts no responsibility for any
equipment or materials left at the Facility by the User. The release does not include any claim arising out of the County’s
intentional misconduct.
Other Provisions.
Modification and Waiver. Except where expressly provided to the contrary, any amendment of this Agreement must be
in writing, signed by the Parties. A party wishing to waive any rights under this Agreement must do so expressly in
writing. A waiver will be narrowly construed so as not to waive any other rights or any other instance to which that right
might apply
Severability. Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement must be interpreted in such a manner as to be valid
under applicable law. But if any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid, that provision must be severed, and the
remaining provisions must otherwise remain in full force and effect
Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties. All terms and conditions
contained in any other writings previously executed by the Parties and all prior and contemporaneous arrangements
and understandings between the Parties are superseded by this Agreement. No agreements, statements, or promises
about the subject matter of this Agreement are binding or valid unless they are contained in this Agreement
Applicable Law. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the
State of Maryland without regard to its conflict of law principles. For purposes of litigation involving this contract,
exclusive venue and jurisdiction must be in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland or in the District Court
of Maryland for Montgomery County
No Agency. This Agreement does not make either one of the Parties, its officers, employees or agents, an officer,
employee or agent of the other Party
No Partnership, Third Parties. This Agreement does not create any partnership, joint venture or other arrangement
between the Parties. This Agreement is not for the benefit of any non-party, and no third party has any right or cause of
action under this Agreement
Warranty of Authority. The persons executing this Agreement warrant that they are authorized by the respective party
whom they represent to execute this Agreement
Effective Date. This Agreement is effective after it is signed by all Parties
Transfer. The User must not transfer this Agreement by assignment, sublease, or otherwise without the express written
consent of CUPF
Incorporation of Documents and Recitals. The recitals and any exhibits are incorporated by reference and made a part
of this Agreement
I have read, understand, and agree to the provisions of this Agreement. I declare that all of the information provided is
true and complete and authorize CUPF to verify this information. I understand that if I make any false statement on the
application, CUPF may reject the application, immediately terminate the use, and preclude me and/or the User from
future use of County facilities. It is further understood and agreed that any other person scheduling space on behalf of
the below User agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
The person executing this Agreement on behalf of the User must present identification.
The provisions set forth in this Facility Use License Agreement are hereby acknowledged and agreed upon this
______ day of _______________, 20______.
Sign Name:
Print Name:
Print Name of Organization:
Please remember:
To attach your organizations
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) status
and copy of your
Photo I.D.