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Governor Hogan announces $70 Million in new investments, relief amid COVID-19 pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the commitment of $70 million in new investments for initiatives to protect the health, safety, and well-being of Marylanders during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The $70 million of new investments I’m announcing today will help us to protect the health and safety of even more Marylanders,” said Governor Hogan. “Unfortunately, we have more tough …


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Olszewski announces new funds to support public schools, expand restaurant support

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday provided an update on Baltimore County’s ongoing response to the pandemic, announced new support for public schools as they prepare for an eventual safe return to in-person instruction, and provided details on new efforts to expand direct relief for restaurants. “As the weather turns colder and people are spending more time indoors, it …


Governor Hogan announces new Maryland financial relief programs for restaurants, artists, entertainment venues

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As part of Governor Larry Hogan’s $250 million economic recovery package for Marylanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, new financial assistance programs are now available to restaurants, independent artists, arts organizations, entertainment venues, and Main Street businesses across the state, officials announced on Thursday. “This economic recovery initiative will be critical to the struggling restaurants, small businesses, and Main …

CARES Act funding announced for Maryland fishing industry

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced this week that economic relief funds would be made available to the state’s commercial seafood industry through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), for those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be available beginning on November 4th.  The application will be available to eligible …

Councilman Marks: More than $660,000 awarded to small businesses impacted by shutdown

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced that the county distributed $660,410 in grants to Fifth District small businesses this summer who were impacted by the shutdown earlier in 2020. The money was made available through the federal stimulus package. Councilman Marks’ office actively promoted the initiative, holding meetings with business groups and chambers of commerce from …

Governor Hogan announces $10 million in grant awards for Maryland community colleges

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced $10 million in grant awards for Maryland’s 16 community colleges to expand education opportunities and workforce development programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund is a federal grant for governors to support and assist local education agencies, higher education institutions, and other educational entities with emergency assistance due …

Maryland Department of Labor provides updates on fraud investigation

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson this week announced that Maryland has been awarded $2,430,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to support Maryland’s ongoing efforts to prevent and detect unemployment insurance fraud. The initial fraud investigation announced has been completed, with nearly 95% of claims initially investigated determined to be fraudulent. As a result …

Maryland State Department of Education announces additional COVID-19 relief grants for Maryland schools, universities

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools and universities as they continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are being awarded through federal CARES Act funding to local school systems, public schools, nonpublic schools, as well as public and private universities that demonstrate unique …