Business, Family, Health, Politics

Maryland Department of Health receives $1.8 million grant to support community-based COVID-19 response in vulnerable communities

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday announced a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to strengthen community-based COVID-19 response in three underserved jurisdictions. The award provides $600,00 annually in financial support and technical assistance for MDH community health workers in Allegany, Dorchester and Somerset counties. “Community health workers are on the frontline …


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Governor Hogan announces additional $3.4 million in relief funds for Maryland fishing industry

ANNAPOLIS. MD—Governor Larry Hogan, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, on Wednesday announced an additional $3.4 million in economic relief funds for the state’s commercial seafood industry through the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.The funding will support activities previously authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, for those who have been affected …


Baltimore judge issues injunction, unemployment benefits to continue in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore City judge on Tuesday morning issued an injunction that will keep some unemployment benefits in place in Maryland for the time being. Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill granted the preliminary injunction allowing enhanced federal unemployment benefits in the state to continue into September. The injunction orders Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson to to …

Governor Hogan announces Project Bounce Back, $25 million public-private partnership to support youth recovery from COVID-19 [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the launch of Project Bounce Back, a $25 million first-in-the-nation public-private partnership to help Maryland youth recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This series of initiatives will provide strategic mental health services, expand the footprint of youth development programs, and develop an innovative, data-driven digital solution to build post-COVID resilience among …

Maryland Tech Council receives $378,000 federal grant to aid Baltimore County businesses during COVID-19

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The Maryland Tech Council on Wednesday announced that it will receive a $378,000 federal CARES Act grant to significantly expand its Business Continuity Task Force to assist more entrepreneurs in Baltimore County as they navigate COVID-19’s economic impact. Awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the grant enables MTC to expand the task force’s mentoring services to tech …

Governor Hogan submits $1.08 billion supplemental budget focused on rental assistance, higher education, transportation

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday submitted a $1.08 billion supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022 that expands critical rental assistance programs, restores key funding for transportation infrastructure projects, and increases funding for minority-serving colleges and universities. Rental Assistance Based on the recommendations of a bipartisan advisory group, the supplemental budget allocates federal emergency rental assistance of $258 million, including: …

Baltimore County Public Schools to offer additional in-person academic support for selected students

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will offer selected students additional in-person academic support on Saturdays and/or after school, based on each school community’s specific needs. The initiatives, funded by the federal CARES grant, will be offered from April through June. “This school year has been particularly challenging for our students – and for all of us,” said Superintendent Dr. …

Baltimore County Fire Department invests $720,000 in CPR devices

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The Baltimore County Fire Department has invested $720,000 in automatic CPR devices – enough to equip every career and volunteer medic unit. These LUCAS Chest Compression System machines perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation automatically and at an optimal pace.  They will be placed in the field this week on medic units that do not already have them. The Department purchased …