NOAA awards $10 million grant for Chesapeake Bay oyster sanctuary

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that it will award a $10 million grant for the construction of a new oyster sanctuary in the Chesapeake Bay. The funding will help establish a sustainable future for the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population, which is critical to the health of the bay’s ecosystems and economy. The new reef will […]

Maryland earmarks $35.8 million for Chesapeake Bay restoration projects

BALTIMORE, MD—A total of 34 ecological restoration projects across Maryland will receive $35.8 million in grants from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced. The grants, awarded for fiscal year 2025, are expected to remove 63,000 pounds of nitrogen, 10,000 pounds of phosphorus and nearly 14,000 tons of sediment from local […]

Maryland to invest $5.19 million in cultural preservation

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority has announced that 87 cultural organizations, local governments, and heritage tourism organizations will receive a total of $5.19 million in grants to fund projects that aim to preserve and promote Maryland’s history and culture. The grants, which are being awarded as part of the FY25 Maryland Heritage Areas Program, will support a range of […]

Maryland secures $267 million for broadband expansion

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The state of Maryland has received approval for a plan that will make $267.7 million in federal money available for the deployment of broadband internet. The governor’s office announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration has approved the state’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment plan. The plan will use the money to […]

Maryland invests $16.2 million in local communities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The state of Maryland on Tuesday announced it will grant $16.2 million to 121 small businesses, local governments, and place-based economic development organizations to help revitalize local communities. The governor’s office says the money will help small businesses expand or establish locations. The grants come from the state’s Business Boost Microgrant Program, the Main Street Improvement Grant, and Project […]

Board of Public Works approves $6.3 million for park improvements, land conservation

BALTIMORE, MD—The Board of Public Works has approved Maryland Department of Natural Resources items totaling $6.3 million in grants to local governments and land trusts to improve parks and protect land with perpetual conservation easements. The Antietam Creek Waterway Trail will be receiving a grant of $480,000, which will be used to provide new access to and parking for the […]

Maryland receives $4 million grant to enhance healthcare

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The state of Maryland has received $4 million in federal funding to improve health care by focusing on primary care, population health, and health equity. The funds come from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and will be used to implement a new model called the States Advancing All-Payer Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) Model. The program will […]

Maryland invests $9.4 million in resilient energy projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The state of Maryland has announced the recipients of $9.4 million in grants to 21 organizations that will help them become more resilient to power outages and other emergencies. The funding, which is being distributed by the Maryland Energy Administration, will allow critical infrastructure, including housing, medical facilities, and higher education institutions, to offset the costs of planning, designing, […]