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July 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Grant Applications Close Friday for Nonprofits Focused on Minority Entrepreneurship, STEM Education

Friday is the deadline for Montgomery County nonprofits to apply for a grant from the County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). The grant program is open to nonprofits with a mission or program related to: Minority and women entrepreneurship Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education Research and innovation development Small-scale manufacturing Organizations must apply by […]

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May 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando Launches Rental Assistance Program for Small Businesses 

Montgomery County’s new rental assistance program for small businesses will begin accepting applications Monday, May 17, councilmember Will Jawando announced at a press conference Thursday launching the program. “This is a large part of our community,” Jawando said. “Upwards of 60% of our small businesses have less than 10 people that they employ.” The Latino […]

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April 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

More Than $640,000 Awarded to County Environmental Projects 

More than $640,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 15 environmental projects in Montgomery County, officials announced Sunday. “Great start to #EarthWeek!” County Executive Marc Elrich wrote on Twitter. “These awards provide funds directly to Montgomery County organizations and communities for projects that will help clean our air and water,” County Department of Environmental […]

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October 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Pulls $250 Million From Rainy Day Fund, Said State Still Needs Federal Help

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is pulling $250 million from its rainy day fund to offer further economic relief. The money will fund new relief programs and the expansion of existing programs, Hogan said at a press conference Thursday. He called on federal leaders to take similar action and pass further stimulus relief. Hogan […]

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May 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Cardin Thinks Montgomery County Will See More Federal COVID-19 Funding

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin said he believes Montgomery County will see more funding after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help with COVID-19 costs.  “At the end of the day I think there will be a second round of funds coming to state and local governments, which will affect not only […]

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May 1, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Council Approves $750,000 Food Insecurity Appropriation for Residents and Families

Montgomery County Council approved a $750,000 special appropriation, on Thursday, to help address the increasing level of food insecurity of the County’s residents and families. This special appropriation was initiated by Council members Gabe Albornoz, Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many have experienced countless economic hardships which has increased dependence […]

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April 16, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Councilmember Albornoz Updates Council’s Efforts to Support Residents

Councilmember Gabe Albornoz gives an update about what the county council is doing to help support the residents of Montgomery County during the coronavirus crisis. The council has passed $20 million in funding for small businesses to receive grants and legislation to provide $5 million in direct cash family assistance. In addition to this, the […]

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March 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces Funding for Research into Coronavirus Treatment

The state of Maryland, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Johns Hopkins University are working together to fund research for a possible COVID-19 treatment, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday.  According to a statement from Hogan, researchers plan to collect and process blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors and run clinical trials to evaluate effectiveness for critically ill coronavirus patients […]

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March 5, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Hogan Requests $10 Million in Coronavirus Emergency Funding

Gov. Larry Hogan has requested $10 million for coronavirus preparedness and emergency funding in his supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2021. “Our highest priority is keeping our residents safe. The public should be assured that our state’s preparedness builds on decades of planning, experience, and expertise gained from previous and ongoing public health events,” Hogan […]

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May 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Water Park Gets New Water Slide Tower

It’s shaping up to be an especially fun summer at Gaithersburg Water Park. Montgomery County Council Vice President Sidney Katz, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and City of Gaithersburg officials unveiled a new water slide at the park on Thursday evening. Officials and their families had the opportunity to test out the new 250-foot long double-flume […]

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