Around Maryland, Business

Maryland launches $10M grant program for small businesses

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced grants of up to $50,000 to help small businesses expand or open in designated areas. The grants are part of the state’s Project Restore 2.0 and Business Boost grant programs. “When storefronts close down, our entire state feels it,” said Governor Moore. “Now is the time to work in partnership with the private …


Around Maryland, Business

Baltimore’s Light Rail to get $213M makeover

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will receive $213 million in federal grant money that will be used to replace all 52 aging Light Rail cars in its fleet, the agency said this week. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration’s Rail Vehicle Replacement program, which is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. …


State Highway Administration to host five workshops on grant opportunities to expand pedestrian, bicycle access in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will be hosting five in-person workshops in February and March to review grant opportunities to improve bicycle and pedestrian access and safety throughout the state. The workshops are designed to help community groups, local governments, nonprofits, school districts and education agencies, transportation and transit authorities, natural resource or public land agencies …

Olszewski announces grants to support Baltimore County-based farms in pandemic-related recovery efforts

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the availability of $500,000 in grant funding for Baltimore County-based farms impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants, made possible through the County’s allocation of American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds, will assist with managing ongoing production challenges and offsetting the negative impacts of the pandemic. “The importance of Baltimore County’s farms – …

Maryland Forest Service now accepting applications for Community Forestry Catalyst Fund

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Forest Service is offering a new grant program to distribute $4.8 million in federal Inflation Reduction Act funds towards urban and community forestry projects during the next four years. The Community Forestry Catalyst Fund expands resources for Maryland’s ambitious commitment to enhance its forest cover and tree canopy through the state’s 5 Million Trees for Maryland initiative …

Maryland Department of Health announces nearly $278,500 in grants to expand CenteringPregnancy sites

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday recognized Maternal Health Awareness Day with an announcement of nearly $278,500 in new grant money to expand CenteringPregnancy sites. The two-year $278,478 grant awarded to the Centering Healthcare Institute will expand to seven the number of CenteringPregnancy sites offering comprehensive prenatal care. The funding period will run through June 30, 2026. “Expanding …

United Way of Central Maryland announces call for entries for region-wide Changemaker Challenge

BALTIMORE, MD—United Way of Central Maryland is seeking progressive thinkers ready to elevate, accelerate, and activate big ideas to strengthen their communities. This week, the organization announced a call for entries for its Changemaker Challenge, which will award more than $600,000 in grants across each of the locations the organization serves, including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll*, Harford, and Howard Counties, …

Governor Moore, federal partners announce $15 million for new electric vehicle charging stations in Maryland as Hertz dumps EVs

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg, Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Paul Wiedefeld and Coppin State University President Anthony L. Jenkins at Coppin State University to announce that the Maryland Clean Energy Center, the state’s official green bank, …