Health, Politics

Board of Public Works approves $3 million in grants for clean water, Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved nearly $3 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Dereck E. Davis and Comptroller Peter Franchot. “These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in Maryland communities and the Chesapeake Bay,” said Maryland Environment Secretary …


Business, Family, Politics

Governor Hogan announces opening of Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the launch of the $248 million Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund, which will be administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to support mortgage relief, home repairs, housing counseling, and legal services. “Across Maryland, there are homeowners who are struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments due to the …


Maryland Department of Health receives three-year, $1.1 million CDC grant to address maternal mortality statewide

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday announced that it had been awarded more than $1.1 million over the next three years from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support statewide efforts to improve maternal health outcomes. MDH will use these funds ($373,413 per year) to support in-depth reviews of pregnancy-associated deaths to gain a better …

Maryland Department of Health announces $15 million in emergency funding to support Adult Medical Day Care Centers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health this week announced the allocation of $15 million in emergency funding to address urgent operational needs of Adult Medical Day Care (AMDC) facilities impacted by the current COVID-19 surge. “AMDC centers provide a valuable service for some of Maryland’s most vulnerable citizens and their families,” said MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. “These centers help …

MSDE announces second round of Child Care Stabilization Grant applications

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Tuesday announced that it will open the application window for the second and final round of Child Care Stabilization Grants. The new window will open on January 3, 2022. MSDE will distribute more than $125 million in funding, made available through the American Rescue Plan (ARP), to child care programs in Maryland. …

Baltimore County to host public hearing promoting upcoming grant opportunities for housing, community development programs

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Housing and Community Development has announced that officials will host a virtual public hearing for non-profit organizations, community stakeholders, and the public to learn more about upcoming grant opportunities to support housing and community development programs that meet the needs of low income residents across the county. The virtual meeting will be held via …

Baltimore County Police Department receives over $222K to reduce backlog of DNA testing

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron on Friday announced $1,835,897 in Department of Justice grants to six Maryland law enforcement agencies to be used to reduce the backlog in DNA testing at their laboratories. The grants will be used to hire additional staff, improve and maintain laboratory capabilities, purchase specialized equipment to improve laboratory operations, and fund technical training and …

Maryland U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron announces DOJ grant of more than $325,000 to support Project Safe Neighborhoods

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron this week announced that the Department of Justice has awarded Maryland $326,401 to support the Project Safe Neighborhoods program. The Maryland grant, which is part of $17.5 million awarded nationally, will support efforts to address violent crime, including gun violence. The Bureau of Justice Assistance, part of the department’s …