Business, Health, Politics

Governor Hogan announces $250 million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative’

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday afternoon announced the $250 million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative,’ which will provide funding from the Rainy Day Fund to directly assist restaurants, small businesses, local entertainment venues, arts organizations, and Main Streets across the state. The initiative doubles the state’s total commitment to COVID-19 emergency economic relief for Marylanders to $500 million. “This …


Business, Family, Police/Fire

Baltimore County Police Department seeks proposals for community, youth activity grants

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department is now accepting applications for its Community Crime Prevention and Youth Activity Grants Program for fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022). Community Crime Prevention grants are available for county Citizens on Patrol groups and other programs aimed at reducing crime. Youth Activity grants are available for programs that provide ongoing, …


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 …

Maryland receives grants to combat addiction, support mental health programs for juveniles, support safety of law enforcement officers

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Monday announced a series of grants that would be awarded to various Maryland institutions. Over $2.9 million in Department of Justice grants will help fight drug abuse and addiction in Maryland, over $622,000 will be awarded to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender to support juvenile justice initiatives to reduce crime and …

Olszewski announces expanded Commercial Revitalization Action Grants to support local businesses amid pandemic

TOWSON, MD—Recognizing the need for additional support for Baltimore County’s small business corridors amid the pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced an expansion of the Commercial Revitalization Action Grant program, providing grants of up to $30,000 to eligible business associations. “Main streets are the bedrock of our communities and we’re proud to do even more to help our …

Baltimore County to receive over $1.3 million in federal forensic research grants

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Wednesday announced $2,505,686 in Department of Justice grants to seven entities in Maryland to fund crime laboratories, decrease DNA backlogs, support basic and applied forensic research, and help law enforcement identify missing persons, as part of $192 million in funding to advance forensic science nationwide. In addition, U.S. Attorney Hur announced that Baltimore …

Olszewski announces Baltimore County COVID-19 Small Business Restaurant Reimbursement Program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the COVID-19 Small Business Restaurant Reimbursement Program, a $2.5 million fund to reimburse restaurant businesses and food service establishments for investments or improvements that not only help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but also help extend the outdoor dining season. “Baltimore County’s restaurant community plays a vital role in our local …

U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur announces over $9 million in DOJ grants to protect children in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Friday announced awards of $9,380,000 in Department of Justice grants to support mentoring services for youth and to protect children from abuse, exploitation, and threats such as sex trafficking. The awards were made by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Office for Victims of Crime, part of the Justice …