Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan announces over $2 million in awards for Baltimore County broadband Infrastructure

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced awards to expand broadband internet access to more than 12,000 households in 18 counties. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband (OSB), $29,472,131 in grant funding will support network infrastructure projects by local internet service providers that will provide connectivity to unserved or underserved communities in …


Education, Family

Maryland State Department Of Education announces more than $309 million to support state child care providers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced that licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers in Maryland can now apply for the first round of Child Care Stabilization Grants. The more than $309 million American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 child care stabilization initiative provides grants to licensed providers that sustain the child …


Governor Hogan announces $22 million for Chesapeake Bay restoration projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the awarding of $22 million to 25 ecological restoration projects that will improve water quality and habitat in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, while building local resilience to climate impacts. These awards encompass 123 unique sites that will be restored using best management practices, including riparian buffer and reforestation plantings, stream restoration, stormwater management, …

Baltimore County to receive $265,000 in Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund awards

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants for Fiscal Year 2022 to enhance and improve public boating access, facilities, and navigation throughout the state. Baltimore County will receive a total of $265,000 with awards going to the Baltimore County Fire Department, the Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department, and Gunpowder Falls State Park. The …

Maryland Board of Public Works approves more than $20 million in grants to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution, improve water quality

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved more than $20 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. “These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in Maryland communities and the …

Governor Hogan announces $10 million in relief for live entertainment venues in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the recipients of 65 awards totaling $10 million for live music and performance venues and live entertainment promoters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This relief funding is in addition to the $30 million allocated earlier this year to music and entertainment venues as part of the State of Maryland’s economic recovery plan. “As …

Baltimore County receives $307,000 in grants for Summer Youth Employment Program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County and the Baltimore Community Foundation on Thursday announced that the County’s Summer Youth Employment Program has received four grants totaling $307,000; $100,000 from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, $100,000 from BGE $60,000 from Bank of America, and $47,000 from Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) and the Citi Foundation’s Summer Jobs Connect Initiative. Officials say …

Governor Hogan announces extension of Small Business COVID-19 RELIEF Grant Program

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that Maryland small businesses now have one additional week to apply for the state’s $10 million Small Business COVID-19 RELIEF Grant Program. Applications for the program will now be accepted through next Monday, May 24 at 11:59 p.m. New applicants can access the application portal here. “This relief program has already helped hundreds …