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Gov. Hogan, Superintendent Salmon announce $210 million in COVID-19 relief for remote learning, targeted tutoring

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Karen Salmon on Monday announced $210 million in additional funding to help Maryland schools and students most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding, allocated through the federal CARES Act, will be used to ensure that more students have access to remote learning, and expand targeted tutoring initiatives for at-risk students. “For six …


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Governor Hogan announces $30 million in funding for eviction prevention assistance

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced the commitment of $30 million in new funding to prevent evictions and help Marylanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Too many Marylanders have faced undue financial hardships during this unprecedented crisis, including the inability to pay their rent,” said Governor Hogan. “While our eviction moratorium has helped families remain in safe and stable …


Governor Hogan announces over $45 million in education funding to help students affected by COVID-19 pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the commitment of more than $45.6 million in additional education funding for K-12 technology improvements, community college workforce development programs, rural broadband initiatives, and other priorities in every jurisdiction in Maryland, particularly those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act gives governors the flexibility …

Maryland Department of Labor announces payment of over $2.2 billion in regular, CARES Act unemployment insurance benefits

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Thursday provided an update on the processing and payment of unemployment insurance claims during the coronavirus pandemic. From March 9 to June 6, the Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Unemployment Insurance paid a total of $2,214,266,716 regular and CARES Act unemployment insurance benefits to claimants. This total amount includes $1,552,076,707 in regular …

Olsaewski announces COVID-19 eviction prevention program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced a new initiative to assist county residents who are in danger of eviction due to a COVID-19 related financial crisis. The program’s initial phase will provide $1 million in rental assistance to households at risk of losing their current housing when the state moratorium on evictions is lifted. “We are here …

Harford County to begin Stage Two of reopening on Friday

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—In his weekly update, County Executive Barry Glassman reiterated that Harford County would begin to enter Stage Two of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery at 5 p.m. on Friday: “Harford County cases remain relatively low, with the Maryland Department of Health reporting a total of 939 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 48 deaths and 3 probable deaths among Harford …

Baltimore County seeking proposals for emergency food, shelter grants

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County has issued a call for grant applications from county, community-based organizations that provide services related to food or shelter. The grants will be distributed as part of the federally-funded Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). “We know so many residents are struggling to address their families’ basic needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said County …

New partnership provides mental health counseling to nursing home staff and other frontline workers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is partnering with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) to provide the Maryland COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis Support Program, a new initiative offering mental health support for people working in skilled nursing and other long-term care facilities impacted by COVID-19. In recent weeks, MIEMSS has coordinated with medical health task forces …