FY2020 Video Lottery Terminal Grant Recipients Announced

ELKTON, MD – Cecil County Executive Dr. Alan McCarthy is pleased to announce the recipients of the competitive FY2020 Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Local Community grants.  The purpose of the VLT Local Community Grant Program is to provide local nonprofit and state, county, and municipal government agencies funding to address the needs of the community in the priority areas noted in Cecil County’s Strategic Plan:  Economic Development, Education, Infrastructure, and Safe, Health and Active Communities.

The VLT Grant Review Committee reviewed 66 grant applications, with requested funds totaling more than $1.17M.  Fifty (50) awards were approved that will provide a total of $350,000 to local community projects or programs.

“Awarding the VLT grants is always a difficult process because of the many projects in our community that deserve serious consideration,” stated County Executive McCarthy. “I thank the VLT Grant Review Committee for the fair and equitable grant award recommendations. I look forward to hearing about and observing the many positive outcomes supported by these grants.

The number of applicants continues to grow each year and the funds requested far exceed the available dollars. The Review Committee applies a consistent process to fairly and consistently evaluate applications. In an effort to assist local organizations to submit successful proposals, the Department of Community Services (DCS) hosted an informational meeting on May 1, 2019 for applicants interested in learning more about the VLT grant process.

DCS Director David Trolio stated, “Each year the selection process becomes increasingly more difficult due to both the number of applicants and the quality of proposals submitted. This year’s process proved especially challenging and I applaud both the applicants for their creative and inspired proposals as well as the review team for their dedicated and unbiased commitment to the evaluation process.”

Organization                                                             Award
American Legion Susquehanna Post 135                   $6,000
Bayside Community Network                                    $5,000
Bayside Community Network                                    $10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford & Cecil Co.              $8,000
Cecil County Arts Council                                         $7,495
Cecil County Community Mediation Ctr.                  $6,500
Cecil County Farm Museum                                      $5,000
Cecil County Holly Tree Corp.                                  $4,000
Cecil County Memorial VFW Post 6027                   $5,000
Cecil County Men’s Shelter                                       $8,000
Cecil County Neighborhood Youth Panel                  $8,000
Cecil County Public Library                                       $8,000
Cecil Dance Theater                                                   $3,000
Chesapeake City Ecumenical Assoc.                         $10,000
Chesapeake Feline Association                                  $11,000
Christmas In April Cecil County                                $5,000
Community Coalition for Affordable Housing          $8,000
Community Coalition for Affordable Housing          $4,000
Community Fire Company of Perryville                    $2,500
Community Fire Company of Rising Sun                  $6,120
Community Services Foundation of Cecil Co.           $12,805
Deep Roots, Inc.                                                         $12,500
Elk and North East Rivers Watershed Assoc.             $1,000
Elk Creeks Preservation Society                                $3,500
Fair Hill Environmental Foundation                          $2,500
Fair Hill International, Inc.                                         $5,000
Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program              $5,000
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna                           $12,000
Historical Society of Cecil County                             $12,000
Immaculate Conception/St. Jude Parish Outreach     $15,000
Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway                   $25,000
Meeting Ground, Inc.                                                 $12,000
Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College                     $3,000
North East Fire Company                                           $6,000
Perryville High School Band Boosters                       $2,651
PAWS for People                                                       $4,045
Port Deposit Heritage Corporation                             $5,000
Ray of Hope Mission Center                                      $4,000
Singerly Fire Company                                              $4,660
Singerly Fire Company                                              $6,600
STEPS Recovery Resources                                       $5,000
Town of Port Deposit                                                 $7,500
University of Maryland Extension                             $1,000
University of Maryland Extension                             $1,000
Union Hospital Foundation                                        $8,000
Upper Bay Counseling and Support Services            $4,000
Water Witch Fire Company                                       $8,624
West Cecil Health Center                                           $10,000
Youth Empowerment Source                                     $10,000
Youth Empowerment Source                                     $10,000

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