December 9, 2017 | Michelle Queen

County Council Presents Proclamation Recognizing NEA Big Read Grant (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner recognized Montgomery Community Media, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC), and the Gaithersburg Book Festival at the Council session Tuesday, Dec. 5. The organizations were awarded a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The goal of the Big Read program […]

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October 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Deploys New Advanced Life Support Chase Car (VIDEO)

Members of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) are thanking the city’s elected leaders for supporting the department’s purchase of a new advanced life support (ALS) chase car. According to a city news release, the car, a 2016 Chevy Tahoe known as ALS703, will be staffed around the clock with RVFD volunteer and career paramedics. […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Senators Announce $5.4 Million Federal Grant for Montgomery County Airpark

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced this month that Montgomery County has been awarded a $5,477,702 Federal Aviation Administration grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate Montgomery County Airpark (GAI). According to a news release, the grant will be used to restore more than 2,500 feet of pavement critical to […]

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September 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

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State Grant to Help Expand Employment Opportunities to those with Disabilities in County

WorkSource Montgomery will be able to expand its employment opportunities for residents with disabilities due to the federal funding the State of Maryland will be receiving as a part of a grant o serve job seekers in Montgomery County and Anne Arundel County. According to a news release, the U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded Disability […]

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December 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan: “Heroin Highway is Unacceptable” (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visited Washington County on Tuesday to announce two grants to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic. Hogan said the state is awarding over $90,000 to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and $125,000 to the Maryland State Police Department to identify and prosecute drug traffickers, particularly on Interstate 81, which, he […]

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July 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski, Cardin and Van Hollen Announce Federal Funds to Recruit Firefighters in MoCo

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, together with U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen announced this week that the Gaithersburg – Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department (GWGVFD) will receive $278,736 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) program. “I know how important this funding […]

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December 9, 2014 | Krista Brick

U.S. Secretaries of Labor and Commerce to Visit Montgomery College

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker are scheduled to visit Montgomery College’s Germantown campus Wednesday to talk about a $15 million federal grant to 14 community colleges in Maryland. Government leaders converge on the Germantown Campus to discuss the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career […]

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September 17, 2014 | Krista Brick

Grants Available For Rockville Neighborhood Associations

Neighborhood associations could receive up to $1,000 in a matching grant for projects promoting community involvement. Applications are being accepted through Oct. 15 for Rockville’s Organizing Communities and Neighborhoods Matching Grant Program. The program strives to support and empower neighborhood associations and encourage participation by community members. Qualified neighborhood organizations could receive up to $1,000 […]

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July 30, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Circulator (Video)

The city of Gaithersburg recently received a $45,000 grant to launch a feasibility study of a circulator system.   Although the study is not yet underway, MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke talked to area commuters who said they would welcome more transit options to get around town.

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May 14, 2012 | Staff Writer

Downcounty Bike Share Grant (Video)

Good news for commuters: The Maryland Department of Transportation announced this month that Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has received a $1,008,000 grant for a proposed bike share program for the downcounty areas of Friendship Heights, Bethesda, Medical Center, Takoma Park and Silver Spring. In addition, during its regular session, the Maryland legislature approved a […]

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