MARYLAND COMMERCE AWARDS ADDITIONAL $1.6 MILLION IN GRANTS TO MARYLAND COMPANIES PRODUCING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Karen Glenn Hood

25 Maryland companies receive grants to make face shields, gowns and other PPE BALTIMORE, MD (June 9, 2020) – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland has awarded an additional $1.6 million in a second round of grants to 25 Maryland companies for pivoting to or expanding production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Through the Maryland COVID-19…

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MEDA announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Sandy Sponaugle

BALTIMORE, Md. — On May 19, Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) members voted in a new board of directors for 2020-2021 during the 2020 MEDA Business Meeting. MEDA members who attended this virtual meeting also voted to induct new members into the Association. “It’s truly an honor to continue to serve as president of an…

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News roundup: Businesses continue working through COVID-19 in Maryland

Sandy Sponaugle

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact everyone’s daily lives, many local businesses in Maryland are continuing to come up with new and innovative ways to align with the ever-changing landscape of life during a pandemic. Check out what Maryland businesses are doing to stay involved.  Amazon is putting the community back to work through hiring…

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Online Application is Now Open for New Anne Arundel Small Business Grant Fund

Sandy Sponaugle

Annapolis, Maryland (June 3, 2020) – Today Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced that the online application for the county’s Small Business Customer and Employee Protection (CEP) Grant Program is now open. Qualified small businesses may apply for up to $10,000 for the reimbursement or purchase of products and services that can help them…

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Maryland State Arts Council Awards $1 Million in Emergency Grant Funding to 125 Arts Organizations and Independent Artists

Maryland State Arts Council

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, today announced awards totaling $1 million dollars to support arts organizations and independent artists across the state during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The funding will help adjust to losses sustained because of modified or cancelled programming and/or operations. MSAC received 155…

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Notice of a Public Review and Comment Period on 2019 Action Plan Amendments and Citizen Participation Plan Amendments

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

On March 27, 2020, the United States Congress passed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (H.R. 748). The bill provided additional funding to rapidly respond to COVID-19 and the economic and housing impacts caused by the pandemic. A substantial amendment to the FY 2019 Annual Action Plan is necessary in order to receive…

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Governor Hogan Names New Chief of Staff

Shareese Churchill

Maryland Environmental Service CEO Roy McGrath to Succeed Matthew Clark ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Roy McGrath, IOM, CAE as the new chief of staff for the State of Maryland. McGrath, currently CEO and Chairman of the Maryland Environmental Service Board of Directors, was appointed to this role by Governor Hogan…

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Hogan Administration Announces Funding for Rural Internet Connectivity

Owen McEvoy

Nearly $9.6 million to support broadband infrastructure and projects NEW CARROLLTON, MD (May 22, 2020) – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the Board of Public Works has approved nearly $9.6 million in funding, administered by the Office of Rural Broadband, to support broadband internet connectivity for more than 5,000 households and businesses in Maryland’s rural…

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Jump Start Grants Available to Frederick County Small Businesses

Vivian Laxton

Program Supports Full-Time Farmers, Small Businesses, and Micro Businesses FREDERICK, Md. – Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced the launch of a new grant program to support local small businesses and farmers. She earmarked $5 million to award through the new Jump Start Grants Program. Jump Start grants are designed to assist small for-profit…

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MARYLAND COMMERCE RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT TO BUILD ON SUCCESSFUL CYBER SECURITY PARTNERSHIP

Karen Glenn Hood

Maryland Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program helps contractors comply with federal cybersecurity standards Baltimore, MD (May 21, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Commerce, in coordination with the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP), has been awarded a second federal grant to support the Maryland Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program (DCAP), which helps Maryland defense contractors comply with federal cybersecurity standards…

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