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Connect Maryland: Governor Hogan announces more than $127.6 million in broadband grants [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that, through the state’s Connect Maryland initiative, the Office of Statewide Broadband has awarded more than $127.6 million to local jurisdictions, Internet Service Providers, educational, and community organizations to increase high-speed internet access and affordability. The funding will help provide broadband service to an estimated 15,000 households that are currently unserved or underserved …


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Governor Hogan announces opening of second application round for Project Restore

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the opening of the second application round for Project Restore, an economic recovery initiative that provides financial incentives for small businesses and commercial developers to revitalize vacant retail and commercial space. Through Project Restore, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will administer $25 million in rental and operational grants to new …


Governor Hogan announces record $122.5 million in police protection funding

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan onWednesday awarded a record $122.5 million in funding under the State Aid for Police Protection (SAPP) program. As a key plank of the governor’s Re-Fund The Police Initiative, the funding provides police officers with expanded resources to support operational costs and to help keep communities safe. “Prioritized by our budget, this record 60% increase in funding …

Olszewski announces ARPA grant funding for Baltimore County nonprofits

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced the availability of $1.3 million in grants for nonprofit organizations serving Baltimore County through the County’s allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The new program aims to support organizations responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its economic impacts in Baltimore County. “Our nonprofit organizations play a critical role …

MSDE awards more than $169 million to local education agencies as part of Maryland Leads grant program

BALTIMORE, MD—This week, the Maryland State Department of Education announced the award of Maryland Leads grants funds to Local Education Agencies (LEAs), a bold, foundational initiative to reimagine the State’s education system and realize the promise of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. In total, MSDE is disbursing more than $169 million in funding to LEAs across the State to directly …

Maryland Department of Health receives 1-year, nearly $700,000 HHS grant to enhance telehealth services in family planning sites

BALTIMORE, MD— The Maryland Department of Health has been awarded a one-year, $699,987 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support statewide efforts to improve health equity by expanding telehealth services in family planning and preventive care service sites. MDH will use the funds through May 31, 2023, to provide telehealth capacity-building training and technical …

Baltimore County to receive over $260,000 in Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund grants

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants to enhance and improve public boating access, facilities, and navigation throughout the state. This funding is awarded to 45 applicants statewide, supporting efforts that include new public boating access, amenities, and facilities; dredging of navigable waterways; emergency vessels and equipment for local first responders; …

Maryland Department of Labor announces over $1.2 million in funding to grow nationally-recognized EARN Maryland program

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson this week announced the award of more than $1.2 million in state funds to grow the Department of Labor’s Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland program. EARN Maryland is the state’s nationally-recognized workforce solution that helps businesses cultivate the skilled workforce they need to compete while preparing Marylanders for meaningful careers. EARN Maryland …