Baltimore County will host a public meeting this week in Towson for nonprofits, government agencies and the public to discuss funding and spending priorities for community development programs aimed at social action, housing, child services and equal access.

The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Towson Library, 320 York Road, Towson.

County staff will discuss grant opportunities and spending priorities targeted for homeless services; fair housing; removal of architectural barriers for persons with disabilities; and also projects aimed at low-income residents regarding employment, crime prevention, child care, health and welfare, education, substance abuse, energy conservation or recreational needs.

Grants will range from $15,000 to $200,000. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2013. For more details, go to baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/neighborhoodimprovement.