nonprofits

January 24, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Nonprofits Provide Bleak Assessments as Shutdown Continues

Montgomery County nonprofits gave bleak assessments Thursday of how they’re faring with the federal government shutdown. They aren’t receiving grants and the demand for their services is growing. Here’s what they told the Health and Human Services Committee of the Montgomery County Council:

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November 30, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Nonprofit Village Relocates to Larger Office in Rockville

The Nonprofit Village is moving to a spacious location in Rockville. Indeed, the new location will continue to be a “multi-tenant” center for the 30 nonprofit organizations it houses. With its new location, “the village” can do more to serve as an incubator for its nonprofits. At the ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Kim Jones, executive […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Plans Exercises As Silver Spring Explosion Nears Anniversary (VIDEO)

The tragic explosion at Flower Branch Apartments on August 10 last year is still prompting in-depth discussions and planning in Montgomery County. The agencies and employees involved continue to assess the response to the emergency in Silver Spring that killed seven people and left dozens of others injured and without homes. Officials at the Department […]

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July 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Taking Up Minimum Wage Again (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council will take up legislation Tuesday designed to increase the county’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The council had passed legislation in January phasing in increases but County Executive Ike Leggett vetoed the legislation. Here, Council President Roger Berliner discusses the legislation at his Monday meeting with local reporters: Follow this […]

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May 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Transportation Issues Dominate Berliner’s News Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters on Monday morning for his weekly briefing about local issues and the Council’s upcoming agenda. “Today is the first day of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, it is the month of May, and tomorrow we will be having a special session that really recognizes how […]

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April 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

‘Cut’ to Nonprofits Should Have Been An Increase

You remember the demonstration in the Council Office Building on Monday morning? Nonprofits expressed their objection to a 1 percent cut in funding for their programs, contained in County Executive Ike Leggett’s budget. Seven Montgomery County Council members said they would erase the cut and find more money for the nonprofits. The cut was actually […]

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Progressing on Fiscal 2018 Budget (VIDEOS)

The Montgomery County Council is in the middle of deciding the modifications it will make to County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal 2018 budget. Council President Roger Berliner said he and his colleagues will be making changes on the margin that “reflect our values.” Among the changes could be restoring money to nonprofits that Leggett removed […]

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Meets with Reporters (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday and his topics included: restoration of 1% cut to nonprofits, expectation that Md. congressional representatives to prevent draconian cuts to NIH budget, status of his fossil fuel divestiture bill, thoughts on voter fraud, Metro.

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Nonprofits Seek Reversal of $600,000 Cut in Budget (PHOTO & VIDEO)

About 150 people representing dozens of nonprofits gathered at the Council Office Building in Rockville on Monday, seeking to overturn a 1 percent cut in county funding proposed in County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal 2018 budget. The cut would hit contracts awarded by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, which serve “the […]

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March 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Homeless Shelters and Nonprofits Preparing for Anticipated Winter Storm

Local nonprofits and homeless shelters are getting to serve more people after a winter storm warning was issued by the Montgomery County Emergency Management for Monday evening. Residents can expect snow accumulations in Montgomery County between six to ten inches, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). “It’s hard to know for sure, but we […]

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