Earmark Requests

St. Michaels, Maryland

Fiscal Year 2023
Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

I have submitted funding requests for important community projects in Maryland to the Senate Appropriations Committee for Fiscal Year 2023, under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee. Ultimately, only a few of these requested projects may receive funding. Eligible projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams. Only state and local governments and eligible nonprofit entities are permitted to receive funding.

In compliance with Senate Rules and Committee requirements, I have certified that I, my spouse, and my immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects I requested.

Requests are listed in alphabetical order by Project Name by Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

Agriculture & Food and Drug Administration Subcommittee

Certification Letter Available Here

Project Title: Charlestown Town Hall Addition and Restoration

Recipient Name: Town of Charlestown, Maryland

Project Purpose: The Charlestown Town Hall is in the town’s original one-room schoolhouse, with half of the building leased to the U.S. Post Office. The Addition and Restoration of the Town Hall will allow the town to more adequately serve local residents, comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, and restore the historic building in a way similar to other buildings in the Charlestown community, in line with the Secretary of the Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. The Maryland and Delaware USDA state director has certified this project as eligible for USDA Community Facilities Grant funding.

Project Location: Charlestown, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $30,000

Project Title: Eastern Shore Farm to Freezer Project

Recipient Name: Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC)

Project Purpose: The Eastern Shore Farm to Freezer Project involves the establishment of a processing and aggregation facility that will help increase the availability and consumption of local, nutritious food to areas of the Eastern Shore that have limited access. It will expand opportunities for local food banks to diversify the products offered to individuals in need, and it will support local growers in supplying a marketable product all year long. Federal funds will support the build-out of a pilot processing facility, help with equipment purchases, and provide initial operational support and working capital for the pilot-scale phase. The Maryland and Delaware USDA state director has certified this project as eligible for USDA Community Facilities Grant funding.

Project Location: Denton, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $985,000

Project Title: Rock Hall Town Hall Restoration Project

Recipient Name: Town of Rock Hall, Maryland

Project Purpose: Funds will support the renovation and/or replacement of Rock Hall’s nearly 100-year-old Town Hall facility to provide essential government administration and community services. Prior to the closure of the Town Hall due to COVID-19, it provided residents with government, police and community services. This includes a multipurpose room and kitchen for civic organizations and private gatherings, the Town Museum, a branch of the Kent County Library and federally funded programs such as Kent County’s Head Start. The remaining work on the facility will include planning, roof replacement, mold and asbestos remediation, foundation repairs, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing repairs and upgrades. The Maryland and Delaware USDA state director has certified this project as eligible for USDA Community Facilities Grant funding.

Project Location: Rock Hall, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $7,037,000

Project Title: Talbot County Free Library – St. Michaels Branch Library Expansion and Renovation

Recipient Name: Talbot County Free Library

Project Purpose: The St. Michaels Branch Library is more than 40 years old and the community’s needs have outgrown the space of the existing library. In particular, the community meeting space is insufficient to meet current demands and it limits opportunities for the library to expand into new, in-demand programming. Federal funds will complete the design of the renovation and expansion of the St. Michaels Branch Library from the existing 7,716 square foot-site into a fully renovated, 10,787 square foot-site, a nearly 40 percent increase in size. The Maryland and Delaware USDA state director has certified this project as eligible for USDA Community Facilities Grant funding.

Project Location: St. Michaels, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $70,000

Project Title: Town of Midland Town Hall Replacement

Recipient Name: Town of Midland, Maryland

Project Purpose: The Midland Town Hall has been in use for more than 120 years, outgrowing the needs of the community. Its occupancy is currently limited to approximately 15 people – for a town of almost 500 residents. A new facility also would be able to expand services for the community’s low-income residents, including the installation of 10 broadband connected internet work stations for students, an Americans with Disabilities Act accessible community gathering space, and increased environmental benefits from green design elements. The Maryland and Delaware USDA state director has certified this project as eligible for USDA Community Facilities Grant funding.

Project Location: Midland, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $375,000

Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee

Certification Letter Available Here

Project Title: Center for Equitable Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Recipient Name: Morgan State University

Project Purpose: The Morgan State University Center for Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) will specialize in the mitigation of algorithmic bias through research and engagement with academic and industry leaders. The center, located at one of Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), will develop tools to detect and reduce bias in AI & ML, whose usage in consumer technology is increasing. Funds will aid the acquisition of the technology necessary to outfit the center to conduct high-end data processing requirements, visual presentations, and virtual reality needs.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: Coordinated Systemic Responses to Violence in Baltimore

Recipient Name: City of Baltimore, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement

Project Purpose: Funds will support two critical public safety needs, the creation of a Public Safety Accountability Dashboard and the establishment of a pilot program for the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention strategy to identify and deter those who commit the most serious acts of intimate partner violence. The Public Safety Accountability Dashboard will use data from traditional criminal justice agencies and community surveys of public safety perceptions on violent crime, community supervision, and case processing. These data will enable the Baltimore City Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to identify crosscutting criminal and juvenile justice issues that can be address on a systemic level. A partnership of law enforcement, service providers, and community members will use the data to provide expanded victim-survivor services and reduce intimate partner violence.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Project Title: Expanding STEM Access, Innovation and Workforce Development in Rural Maryland

Recipient Name: Mount St. Mary’s University

Project Purpose: The proposed project will support expansion of STEM research facilities to support American competitiveness in STEM fields, particularly those showing substantial workforce demand, including computer science, data science, cybersecurity and biological, environmental and physical sciences. Requested funds will increase existing research facilities through the addition of 20,000 square feet of computational and laboratory spaces at Mount St. Mary’s University in rural Emmitsburg. It will serve to enhance STEM competitiveness by providing work-based training, building educator-industry partnerships, and strengthening cross-disciplinary STEM training. If constructed, these facilities will expand the ability of the university to offer high-quality educational opportunities for workers in the nearby biotechnology corridor.

Project Location: Emmitsburg, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $4,000,000

Project Title: Expansion of the Office of the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County’s Digital Discovery Capability

Recipient Name: Office of the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County

Project Purpose: Acquiring, processing, storing and transmitting digital evidence is critical to the criminal justice process today. Currently, none of the digital evidence is integrated into the State’s Attorney’s Office case management system that allows it to use or transmit the digital evidence as required. Staff must spend multiple hours creating physical copies of media to be able to distribute. New federal funding will allow the office to integrate its case management system with the new county system for storing 911, body- worn camera and in-dash cruiser camera footage with the Prince George’s County Police Department’s case reporting system and with a new cloud-based system for handing digital materials for discovery and trial purposes. Funds will cover the initial setup of the cloud-based system that will organize material from multiple sources, edit and process it as needed, and distribute it to defense attorneys as required. It also will cover technical assistance and training costs for use of the new system.

Project Location: Prince George’s County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $520,000

Project Title: Fresh Safe, Trauma-Informed, Accountable, Restorative, Transparent (START) Program

Recipient Name: Anne Arundel County Government

Project Purpose: Anne Arundel County's juvenile pre-arrest diversion Fresh START Program is designed to decriminalize behaviors while holding youth accountable, reduce racial and ethnic disparities in charging, and provide early intervention and services to youth impacted by trauma, mental health, and/or substance abuse needs. Through the program, youth are linked with services and mentors in order to get a second chance. In a countywide pilot program, more than 90 percent of Fresh START program participants did not have additional, negative law enforcement interaction. Funding will increase case manager staffing for the purposes of serving more youth and increasing services provided to program participants, hiring youth mentors, and program administration costs.

Project Location: Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $400,000

Project Title: License Plate Readers

Recipient Name: City of Baltimore, Baltimore Police Department

Project Purpose: License plate reader (LPR) technology allows Baltimore Police Department (BPD) patrol cars to capture license plate data from vehicles they encounter on their shifts. It has helped to clear several murders, including that of a Baltimore Police Department officer, and other investigations, including non-fatal shootings, armed robberies and carjackings. Funds would purchase and install LPR technology into nearly 100 BPD vehicles.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,300,000

Project Title: Mallows Bay – Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary Virtual 3-D Paddle Experience

Recipient Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Project Purpose: In 2019, NOAA designated Mallows Bay – Potomac River as the first new National Marine Sanctuary in more than 20 years. Nearly 200 vessels spanning from the American Revolutionary War through the present are found in the area, including the remains of the largest “Ghost Fleet” of World War I wooden steamships built for the U.S. Emergency Fleet. They are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To expand access to the newly designated site, new federal funding will finalize the Virtual 3-D Paddle Experience, similar to experiences present at other designated National Marine Sanctuary sites. This would allow for the use of the collection of high-resolution imagery of prominent shipwrecks and ecology for web-enabled visits and create user-driven virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. Web-enabled interpretative materials that help connect the history, ecology and generations of local heritage along the Potomac River will supplement these experiences.

Project Location: Charles County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $400,000

Project Title: Mental Health, Wellness and Resiliency Program

Recipient Name: Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Project Purpose: Following the recommendations of the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act’s 2018 Report to Congress, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office has established a Mental Health, Wellness and Resiliency Program that seeks to address law enforcement personnel mental health needs. These include trauma and crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Local funding has allowed for the hiring of a Mental Health Liaison to meet personnel mental health needs and creation of a wellness app. New federal funding can support additional staffing needs to meet program requirements, such as expanding services beyond sworn personnel and including their family members and retirees.

Project Location: Charles County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $90,000

Project Title: Morgan State University’s PEARL Lab Student Research Enhancements

Recipient Name: Morgan State University

Project Purpose: The Morgan State University’s PEARL Lab Student Research Enhancements project will enhance coastal research opportunities provided at the Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL Lab). Funds will help pay for the salaries of appropriate personnel, student tuition and stipends for program participation, supplies, and on-site housing costs for students. In addition, funds will also allow the PEARL Lab to continue or initiate several research initiatives, including carbon cycling, blue crab abundance, and oyster aquaculture. This program will diversify the small number of Black and African-American scholars in the coastal and ocean sciences through increased exposure to the field and support the state’s only interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that focuses on coastal issues.

Project Location: Calvert County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,000,000

Project Title: Oyster Restoration in the St. Mary’s River Shellfish Sanctuary

Recipient Name: St. Mary’s River Watershed Association, Inc.

Project Purpose: Numerous federal, state and local governments collaborate with nonprofit and private industry stakeholders in joint efforts for oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay, including the St. Mary’s River oyster sanctuary. To provide scientific insights that are relevant to regional partner governments and organizations for the purpose of enhancing oyster restoration efforts, the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association, Inc. has proposed a three-year study of the St. Mary’s River oyster sanctuary. The three-year study goal is to improve our understanding of the sanctuary’s extent and placement to inform future sanctuary designations and the restoration of other tributaries with similar geomorphology. The federal funding will cover costs to acquire a research vessel, equipment needed to conduct surveillance, and personnel costs to run the program.

Project Location: St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $185,000

Project Title: STEM Diversity in Research Opportunities Collaboration

Recipient Name: Bowie State University

Project Purpose: The “STEM Diversity in Research Opportunities Collaboration” will strengthen critical economic sectors in the State of Maryland by enhancing workforce and entrepreneurial opportunities for Bowie State University students and faculty in the areas of life sciences, healthcare, cybersecurity, information systems, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, data science, data analytics, technology transfer and commercialization. The departments of natural sciences, nursing, psychology, social work, computer science, technology & security, and mathematics are increasing collaborative research endeavors in an effort to meet new workforce development challenges in several economic sectors, which address the needs for a diversified workforce.

Project Location: Bowie, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,500,000

Project Title: Support for the Earth and Space Institute at UMBC

Recipient Name: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Project Purpose: The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Earth and Space Institute (ESI) supports a multidisciplinary program for research and education in earth and space sciences and engineering. The ESI plays an active role in several NASA missions across different NASA directorates. An additional investment of federal funds will allow the ESI to expand educational and research opportunities for students while providing greater levels of support for NASA missions in the design, implementation, operation, and application of space hardware for earth and space goals. Funds will enable the institute to hire personnel, purchase and set up new equipment for the ESI Institute, and conduct research.

Project Location: Baltimore County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,000,000

Project Title: Train the Trainer Interdisciplinary Certificate in Violence Prevention for Non-Profit Leaders

Recipient Name: University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

Project Purpose: In an effort to reduce the rate of violent crime in Baltimore City and across Maryland, the Train the Trainer initiative will work to break down silos between non-profit leaders and institutions of higher education to offer comprehensive and improved services to prevent violence. The initiative will develop, implement and evaluate an interdisciplinary training program on violence prevention for non-profit leaders, police officers, lawyers, and social workers. The program will include three phases: curriculum development, implementation and coalition development. The curriculum will include topics like violence prevention, community lawyering, healing-centered engagement, interpersonal violence, criminal justice violence prevention strategies, youth and community engagement, evaluation, and program development. The certificate program will bring together multiple areas of expertise: youth, social work, law, criminal justice, community members, and diversity, equity and inclusion experts. The expertise of these leaders will be braided together to create an interdisciplinary approach to violence prevention and intervention, which can be replicated through trainings throughout the fields of study and community non-profit leaders.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,100,000

Project Title: UMCES Oyster Research to Enhance Resiliency

Recipient Name: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)

Project Purpose: Oyster reefs play an important part in the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and additional research is needed to continue oyster restoration activities. The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s existing work at the Horn Point Laboratory can be further enhanced through the funding of two pilot programs that will expand overall oyster restoration and shoreline resiliency research. These two pilot projects will serve as a hub for graduate student teaching and research, as well as for practicing professionals who are learning methodologies and tools required for oyster aquaculture and methods to enhance coastal resiliency. Funds will pay for research equipment, program management, student support, research vessel use, and the acquisition of technology to enhance the existing oyster hatchery production.

Project Location: Dorchester County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,500,000

Energy and Water Development Subcommittee

Certification Letter Available Here

Project Title: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Restoration and Protection Program

Requested By: Senator Cardin

Recipient Name: United States Army Corps of Engineers

Project Purpose: The Section 510 program is an important tool for advancing efforts to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay through implementation of the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement’s 2025 milestone for integrated water resources management. This program authorizes the Corps to design and construct water-related resource protection and restoration projects within the Chesapeake Bay watershed in partnership with non-federal sponsors. An additional $5 million in Congressionally Directed Spending will allow the Corps to continue to fund these critical restoration projects throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Project Location: Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $11,250,000

Project Title: Goucher College Model Green Campus

Recipient Name: Goucher College

Project Purpose: Funds will support the installations of 3 acres of photovoltaic panels across campus grounds and rooftops, equating to 1 percent of campus, which will allow the college to reduce significantly its reliance on fossil fuels and reduce expenditures on utilities by $2 million annually. This project supports one of the key components of Goucher College’s campus master and sustainability plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least half from 2005 levels by 2030.

Project Location: Baltimore County, MD

Amount Requested by the Senator $750,000

Project Title: Project Name: Montgomery County Low- to Moderate-Income Housing Electrification

Recipient Name: Montgomery County Government

Project Purpose: Funds will support the Montgomery County Low- to Moderate-Income Housing Electrification pilot program, which will identify nonprofit, multifamily housing units that use existing, fossil fuel-fired systems and replace them with more cost-effective, energy-efficient, and comfortable technologies that will benefit low- to moderate-income tenants and building owners. This will serve as a demonstration to show to other local multifamily housing operators that electrified technologies are market-ready and cost-effective. It also will help ensure that there is a readily qualified workforce to install these new, energy-efficient technologies.

Project Location: Montgomery County, MD

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,000,000

Project Title: Queenstown Harbor and Queenstown Creek Operations & Maintenance

Recipient Name: United States Army Corps of Engineers

Project Purpose: The federally authorized navigation channel last was dredged more than 35 years ago and serves recreational boaters, community and municipal piers, and maritime transit to protected anchorages in the Queenstown Harbor and Queenstown Creek. Due to severe shoaling since the last dredging, the channel is narrow and dangerous, making it difficult for boaters to maneuver and leading to vessel groundings. Federal funding of $200,000 to support engineering and design will allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to establish a definitive cost estimate for dredging this navigation channel.

Project Location: Queen Anne’s County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $200,000

Project Title: Salisbury Airport and Technology Park Natural Gas Pipeline Extension

Recipient Name: Wicomico County Government

Project Purpose: The Salisbury Airport and Technology Park Natural Gas Pipeline Extension project will allow for alternative and lower-cost energy for new businesses looking to build in the Airport Technology Park. An estimated 26 new facilities could benefit when the technology park is fully built-out, replacing potentially 85,000 gallons of propane per year. With new and existing facilities all using natural gas in the future, there is a potential of more than 175 metric tons of carbon dioxide reduction per year.

Project Location: Salisbury, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $715,000

Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee

Certification Letter Available Here

Project Title: Afro Charities Digitization Preparation Fellowship

Recipient Name: Afro Charities, Inc

Project Purpose: The Afro Charities is requesting funds towards the digitization of the AFRO-American Newspaper’s archives, which date back more than 100 years. As one of the longest-running Black media organizations in the United States, the AFRO-American Newspaper’s archives include personal audio recordings of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and more than 3 million photographs of Black life in the 20th and 21st centuries. Funds will help establish a digitization pilot program that will establish protocols and workflows needed to eventually digitize the entire collection, purchase archival work stations, and cover staffing needs.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $257,000

Project Title: Baltimore Community Lending Small Business Development and Resource Program

Recipient Name: Baltimore Community Lending

Project Purpose: Baltimore Community Lending (BCL) addresses the capital gaps that prevent locally driven business ventures from moving ahead, including those in the historically underserved Baltimore area community. These business loans help Black, indigenous, persons of color and female entrepreneurs start and grow small businesses that are most likely to play an active role in and employ people of color in revitalizing areas. Baltimore Community Lending is committed to a Restorative-Justice Capital strategy by tackling the barriers to business formation, expansion and hiring created by collateral requirements. Federal funds will allow BCL to expand their no-cost, in-house small business technical assistance program for all underserved small business applicants and borrowers, regardless of whether they are start-up operations or growing ventures. Services will include the development of business plans, compilation of financial statements, and preparation of loan applications. Additionally, BCL will be able to expand networking and training events for program participants.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Project Title: Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network (BCAN) at the Maryland Institute College of Art

Recipient Name: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Project Purpose: The Maryland Institute College of Art’s Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network (BCAN) is a citywide movement and collaborative infrastructure to foster a stronger, more equitable creative ecosystem and economy in Baltimore. BCAN prepares, resources and inspires Baltimore creatives to own their genius, build mindful creative enterprises, and shape our future. BCAN seeks to reverse the undervaluing and underinvestment in creators by connecting and equipping them to unlock the economic potential in themselves and in each other so they can achieve self-defined success. Funds will allow BCAN to significantly and sustainably scale its impact through the hiring of additional personnel, expanded program services for creative entrepreneurs, and enhanced community engagement regarding the BCAN program.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,000,000

Project Title: Business Incubator at the UMES Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Recipient Name: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Project Purpose: The Business Incubator at the UMES Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, located at one of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will provide a historically underserved region with assistance to start, grow and sustain small businesses. Funds will help to convert an existing UMES facility into a physical center for innovation, housing entrepreneurial resources, business incubator spaces, a Maker's Space, and educational facilities. Services will be free to the public, with the ultimate purpose of bringing economic development to the region.

Project Location: Princess Anne, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,500,000

Project Title: Inclusive Ventures Small Business Program

Recipient Name: Anne Arundel County Government

Project Purpose: Anne Arundel County’s Inclusive Ventures Program assists small, minority, women, and veteran entrepreneurs in Anne Arundel County with education, mentorship, and access to capital. The requested funding will enable the program to grow to meet demand by adding six times as many cohorts. The requested funding will be used for mentors, classroom instruction, content development, supplies, and grants to students. Program graduates will receive access to AAEDC financing programs and one year of free mentoring in law, human resources and accountancy services.

Project Location: Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,650,000

Project Title: TEDCO Open Institute for Black Women Entrepreneurs

Recipient Name: Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

Project Purpose: The Maryland Technology Development Corporation’s new Open Institute for Black Women Entrepreneurs is a partnership with Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to determine these entrepreneurs' needs at the intersection of research, tech transfer, and education. This program reflects the SBA priority to increase access for women entrepreneurs to resources in socially and economically disadvantaged communities. Funds will be used to expand the pilot program to five full cohorts in separate geographic regions across the state, prepare course materials for program participants, and provide program services.

Project Location: Statewide

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,667,500

Project Title: The Contributions of Maryland to the African Diasporic Liberation Movements and Cultural Linkages

Recipient Name: Sister States of Maryland, Inc.

Project Purpose: The proposed project is a public education effort that will explore, through archival research, the cultural linkages, historical ties and impact of the State of Maryland and its residents and institutions on African Diasporic liberation movements against discrimination and injustice. This project will highlight Maryland’s role in the various movements (e.g., Abolitionist Movement, Anti-apartheid movement, Anti-Colonial Movement, Pan African Congress, Garveyites, Liberia Settlements and the Civil Rights Movement) that rekindled the cultural riches of the African diaspora by re-establishing the connection between the diverse peoples whose roots originated in the Motherland. Funds will help compile archival materials on the roles and cultural linkages, present exhibits and workshops in public spaces, and foster stronger connections between the research and prominent academic and cultural organizations.

Project Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,000,000

Project Title: The Equity Incubator at the Universities at Shady Grove

Recipient Name: Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF)

Project Purpose: The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) program assists veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) in understanding the fundamentals of how to compete, comply and secure financing in the federal marketplace. The program is offered at no cost to VOSB and currently serves approximately 4 cohort classes and 200 veterans per year. The funding will allow the VIP program to more than double and provide nine cohorts and serve 450 VOSB, provide continuing education for program graduates, and create a VIP Marketplace where program graduates can search an online network database and connect for additional business opportunities with one another.

Project Location: Montgomery County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP)

Recipient Name: Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF)

Project Purpose: The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) program assists veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) in understanding the fundamentals of how to compete, comply and secure financing in the federal marketplace. The program is offered at no cost to VOSB and currently serves approximately 4 cohort classes and 200 veterans per year. The funding will allow the VIP program to more than double and provide nine cohorts and serve 450 VOSB, provide continuing education for program graduates, and create a VIP Marketplace where program graduates can search an online network database and connect for additional business opportunities with one another.

Project Location: Montgomery County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee

Certification Letter Available Here

Project Title: Allegany County Department of Emergency Services Emergency Operations Center Upgrade

Recipient Name: Allegany County Department of Emergency Services

Project Purpose: The Allegany County Department of Emergency Services is requesting funds to harden the entrance to the Emergency Operations Center and upgrade the Wi-Fi system within the EOC to meet the cyber security and high demand draws during activation. The entrance to the EOC side of the structure presents a physical security threat for theft, vandalism, natural disaster, manmade catastrophes, and accidental damage. This makes it a high risk vulnerable target. The hardening of the entrance would eliminate all of the above threats, bringing it up to the local and federal security standards. This project has been certified to be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program by the Maryland Department of Emergency Management, the total project cost is $55,000.

Project Location: Allegany County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $41,250

Project Title: Annapolis City Dock Resilience and Revitalization Project

Recipient Name: City of Annapolis

Project Purpose: A regional economic hub, an international heritage site, and an iconic public space, City Dock is also at the front lines of climate change and endures an increasing number of punishing floods each year. The redesigned and reengineered City Dock will have a transformative effect on the downtown experience, the economy, and the environment. As a world-class waterfront park, the City Dock will be able to host more events, welcome more visitors, expand cultural programs, invigorate downtown commerce, and provide a 21st century complement to the Annapolis Historic District, and broader Capital city. The eligible activities requested for funding under the project include the development, design and construction of flood mitigation and resiliency infrastructure including installation of flood barriers, reduction in non-pervious areas, storm-drain improvements, storm water pump-stations and back-up power generators. This project has been certified to be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation Projects Grant Program by the Maryland Department of Emergency Management, the total cost of this project is $40,000,000.

Project Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $20,000,000

Project Title: Emergency Communications Center Expansion

Recipient Name: St. Mary’s County Government

Project Purpose: The County’s Emergency Operations Center requires an expansion to accommodate additional mission requirements and staffing space needs, these funds would assist in the expansion of the EOC by more than 2,360 square feet. The additional space will allow staff to work more efficiently and quicker response to weather and crisis events. This project has been certified to be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program by the Maryland Department of Emergency Management, the total project cost is $2,025,000.

Project Location: St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,518,750

Project Title: Emergency Operations Center

Recipient Name: Prince George’s County Government

Project Purpose: The County’s Emergency Operations Center’s content management system has reached its technological End of Life and has security vulnerabilities. This mission critical hardware must always operate and is necessary to support conferencing, virtual operations, and contemporary graphics needs during emergency operations activations for natural disasters or crisis events. Funds will be used to purchase a new content management system and a new weather monitoring system that will give County residents additional early warning to react to flash flooding events. This project has been certified to be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program by the Maryland Department of Emergency Management, the total project cost is $600,000.

Project Location: Prince George’s County

Amount Requested by the Senator $450,000

Project Title: Emergency Operations Center

Recipient Name: Anne Arundel County Government

Project Purpose: Anne Arundel County will utilize federal funds to complete a needs assessment of the current configuration of the local Emergency Operations Center with a focus to improve coordination, communication and interoperability with local and State agencies that better aligns the facility with State and Federal Emergency Management and Homeland Security programs, initiatives, and requirements. The use of a fully interoperable, flexible, secure, and strategically located local Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will enhance the State’s capability to better respond and recover from emergencies and disasters affecting Maryland and the Baltimore region. This project has been certified to be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program by the Maryland Department of Emergency Management, the total cost of this project is $3,125,000.

Project Location: Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,343,000

Project Title: Frederick County, Maryland Emergency Operations Center

Recipient Name: Frederick County Government

Project Purpose: This capital facilities construction project will replace an adapted classroom utilized as the County’s Emergency Operations Center at the County’s Public Safety Training Facility and establish a centrally located Emergency Operations Center of an appropriate size to support senior government official coordination for a planned complex and/or large scale public event, or unannounced emergency or disaster event in the community. This will make meaningful and transformative investments in the capability and capacity to manage complex or large scale emergencies that may occur in Frederick County, MD in cooperation with our governmental or private sector utility partners. Under the direction of the County Executive, Frederick County Emergency Management partners with its municipal, county, state, and federal partners within Frederick County to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters of many types. This project has been certified to be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program by the Maryland Department of Emergency Management, the total project cost is $1,182,488.

Project Location: Frederick County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $880,000

Project Title: Garrett County Back-up 911 Radio Communications

Recipient Name: Garrett County Government

Project Purpose: This will allow for the purchase emergency radio equipment to support public information alerts and warnings in coordination with the capabilities from the Emergency Operations Center. This interoperability capabilities are core functions of an Emergency Operations Center and are delineated in the emergency support functions outlined by Garrett’s Emergency Operations Plan. The backup equipment will allow the Emergency Operations Center to have 2-way radio communications and effectively communicate via radio with local, state, and federal agencies. The equipment will allow the Emergency Communications Center to operate as a fully functional backup 9-1-1 Center in the event of a situation or failure at the primary site. This project has been certified to be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program by the Maryland Department of Emergency Management, the total project cost is $942,542.

Project Location: Garrett County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $706,500

Project Title: Pre-Disaster Mitigation for Community-Centered Planning to Reduce Climate-Induced Flood Risks in Turner Station, Maryland

Recipient Name: Baltimore County Government

Project Purpose: This project will conduct extensive modeling of future flooding scenarios under various storm intensities and combinations of green and gray infrastructure to better understand how to reduce flood-risk in the historic African-American neighborhood of Turner Station, Maryland. The County will utilize the funding in a way that works with community members and stakeholders to plan for future scenarios and appropriate mitigation options. This project has been certified to be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation Projects Grant Program by the Maryland Department of Emergency Management.

Project Location: Baltimore County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,500,000

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee

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Project Title: Anacostia Watershed Society for Preservation and Repair of Historic George Washington House

Recipient Name: Anacostia Watershed Society

Project Purpose: Congressionally Directed Spending will allow the National Park Service to complete critical repair project to the George Washington House. It is one of a constellation of historic buildings and monuments marking Bladensburg’s history as a colonial seaport and War of 1812 battle site, and commemorating Maryland’s contributions to defending our country throughout the 20th century. The house is currently owned by the Anacostia Watershed Society has not been significantly renovated in nearly 15 years and the capital improvements to the historic structure will better serve and engage thousands of watershed residents each year in the stewardship of the rich natural, cultural, and historical heritage of Maryland.

Project Location: Bladensburg, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $250,000

Project Title: City of Baltimore for Egg Shaped Digesters Rehabilitation

Recipient Name: City of Baltimore

Project Purpose: Federal funds will be used for the SC-992 Egg Shaped Digesters (ESD) project which will ultimately provide improvements to and rehabilitate the interior and exterior of the ESD tanks and associated equipment; upstream primary sludge screening system; portion of the Acid Phase Reactor; rehabilitation of two gravity sludge thickeners and pumps; and, the High Rate Digesters (HRD) recirculation and gas metering system to enhance operation of the entire digesting system. The ESD project is a vital component of DPW’s wastewater treatment program. The proposed wastewater project will benefit Baltimore City and its extended service regions, including the most economically stressed communities that are often impacted the most due to gaps in service delivery and poor or aging infrastructure, and entire Chesapeake Bay.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $4,000,000

Project Title: City of Bowie for Historic Belair Mansion Improvements

Recipient Name: City of Bowie

Project Purpose: The Historic Belair Mansion has several critical maintenance projects that Congressionally Directed Spending can address. These include the elevator replacement, historic gutter repair, cemetery stabilization and HVAC replacement at the Belair Mansion, which was built in 1745 and was the birthplace and home to Maryland’s 9th Governor. These repairs will allow the City of Bowie to maintain a vital historic property and support the tourism industry.

Project Location: Bowie, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $475,000

Project Title: City of Bowie for Tuberculation Pipe Renewal and Replacement

Recipient Name: City of Bowie

Project Purpose: The City of Bowie’s water distribution piping, constructed in the 1960s, is now severely corroded, reducing the interior pipe diameter. These mounds of corrosion result in inadequate water flow and discolored water. The funds would support design, construction, replacement meters, and related costs for a portion of the approximate 72 miles of impacted pipes the City of Bowie needs to replace to ensure residential and government buildings have reliable and high quality water.

Project Location: Bowie, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: Delmarva Oasis Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Recipient Name: Eastern Shore Land Conservancy

Project Purpose: In July 2021, the Delmarva Restoration and Conservation Network (DRCN) completed a Strategic Restoration and Conservation Action Plan, which outlined a concept design for conservation for five national wildlife refuges (Prime Hook, Bombay Hook, Blackwater, Eastern Neck, and Chincoteague). The next phase of implementation that this request would support is the development of a land protection plan through the further engagement of the DRCN, which includes Eastern Shore Land Conservancy. This project would include collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a comprehensive, regional conservation plan that identifies specific refuge areas for priority conservation efforts, including restoration and voluntary easements.

Project Location: Easton, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Project Title: National Park Service for Fletcher's Cove maintenance

Recipient Name: National Park Service

Project Purpose: This project will allow the National Park Service to address the deferred maintenance needs of Fletchers Cove. This C&O Canal asset, also known as “the nation’s premier urban fishery,” is vital to the National Capital Region’s outdoor recreation and tourism, including paddlers, fisherman and overall historical significance. Accumulated sediment has created physical barriers, negatively impacting fish and wildlife habitats, as well as restricting the public’s access to the Potomac River. Fletchers Cove is one of the few access points for river recreation in the District, and the only accessible launching spot in the upper river.

Project Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount Requested by the Senator $120,000

Project Title: National Park Service for Fort Washington Marina maintenance

Recipient Name: National Park Service

Project Purpose: The Fort Washington Marina is owned by the National Park Service, and management of the facility has shifted between NPS and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, with responsibility most recently transferred back to NPS. Unfortunately, the marina is suffering from numerous deferred maintenance issues, with dredging the most pressing concern for making the marina safe, usable, and attractive to boaters in Piscataway Park. Congressionally Directed Spending can allow the National Park Service to address the deferred maintenance needs of the Fort Washington Marina.

Project Location: Fort Washington, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: National Park Service for Leonard’s Lane Community Park

Recipient Name: National Park Service

Project Purpose: Congressionally Directed Spending funds can cover the costs of construction of a green infrastructure projects that meets both community and habitat conservation goals. The Leonard’s Lane Park proposal is located in an underserved community of color in Cambridge, Maryland. This Chesapeake Gateways Community Project will utilize a vacant lot to create a space for gathering, gardening, and passive and active recreation opportunities, while enhancing water quality and conserving lands in line with the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act of 1998.

Project Location: Cambridge, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,600,000

Project Title: Prince George’s County for Lower Beaverdam Creek Restoration

Recipient Name: Prince George's County

Project Purpose: The project will address the restoration of Lower Beaverdam Creek, located in the Anacostia River Watershed, a highly urbanized watershed located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The restoration effort will focus on flood control and the remediation of hazardous substances while implementing the necessary steps to protect public health, welfare, and the environment. Funds will also invest in an education and outreach program for low-income and high-risk resident to participate in decisions that affect their community, environment and health.

Project Location: Prince George's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $784,000

Project Title: Project Liberty Ship, S.S. John W. Brown for Drydock

Recipient Name: Project Liberty Ship, S.S. John W. Brown

Project Purpose: Historic Preservation funding can accommodate the Coast Guard in the inspection, maintenance work, and preservation tasks of the S.S. John W. Brown, which is one of 384 Liberty ships built at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore and the only one still sailing, a testimony to Maryland's manufacturing history and the role of Maryland manufacturing in the successful outcome of World War II. The fully operational ship is still utilized by the educational community.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Project Title: Somerset County for the Smith Island Clean Water Project

Recipient Name: Somerset County

Project Purpose: The Smith Island sewer system, including aging and corroded facilities, is vulnerable to the harmful impacts of climate change, such as flooding and sea level rise, and is under a Consent Order from the Maryland Department of the Environment, which poses a threat to public’s water quality and surround estuarine ecosystems. Funds will be use go towards strengthening resilience infrastructure, upgrading the Enhanced Nutrient Removal standards of the Ewell Wastewater Treatment Plant, decommissioning of the Tylerton Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the construction of a new subaqueous forcemain to connect Tylerton to the wastewater collection to reduce discharges to the Chesapeake Bay and prevent nutrient contamination and ecological degradation of the Island and surrounding wetlands.

Project Location: Smith Island, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $5,498,000

Project Title: Talbot County for Sewer Extension Project & Royal Oak Pump Station Replacement

Recipient Name: Talbot County

Project Purpose: The original Royal Oak Pump Station was constructed in 1992 and became operational in 1993. Funds will be used in a sewer extension project to connect residential properties to the Region II Wastewater Treatment Plan to address pollution from on-site sewage disposal system and avoid serious environmental impacts near the Oak Creek community and reduce nutrient pollution discharge in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Project Location: Talbot County

Amount Requested by the Senator $9,000,000

Project Title: Talbot County for Sewer Extension Project at Bozman and Neavitt

Recipient Name: Talbot County

Project Purpose: This project would extend sewer service to more than 610 residential properties to the County’s Regional II Wastewater Treatment Plant in St. Michaels. Many of the homes are impacted by failing septic systems with groundwater infiltration for nutrients. This leaches into and causes harm to the Chesapeake Bay; by placing the septic systems onto the sewer system, the County can achieve an estimated 95 percent reduction in Total Nitrogen can be achieved in the community.

Project Location: Talbot County

Amount Requested by the Senator $29,000,000

Project Title: Town of Grantsville for Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Recipient Name: Town of Grantsville

Project Purpose: The Town of Grantsville’s sewer system serves the Town and three systems owned and operated by Garrett County Public Utilities. The existing treatment process is unable to consistently meet the ammonia requirement and funding will go towards upgrading Enhanced Nutrient Removal treatment and technologies and meeting the existing Consent Order from MDE.

Project Location: Grantsville, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $9,153,000

Project Title: Town of Hancock for Collection System Improvements

Recipient Name: Town of Hancock

Project Purpose: The Town's collection system was originally constructed in the 1930s and consisted of terra cotta sewer lines, ductile iron force mains, and brick manholes, which is now deteriorating, leading to overflows into the C&O Canal and Western Maryland Rail Trail, and sewage entering the groundwater. Funds will support the rehabilitation of the collection system to replace sewer lines and brick manholes and disconnect storm sewer lines from the sanitary sewer.

Project Location: Hancock, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $13,057,000

Project Title: Town of Luke for Sewer Collection System Upgrades

Recipient Name: Town of Luke

Project Purpose: The Town of Luke’s sewer collection system was constructed by the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company (Mill) and does not comply with acceptable design standards, including separation from water mains. Funds will address health and safety concerns and eliminate backups and discharges of raw sewerage within the Town limits.

Project Location: Luke, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,500,000

Project Title: Town of New Windsor for Wastewater Treatment Plant ENR Upgrade

Recipient Name: Town of New Windsor

Project Purpose: Funding will support the Design, permitting, construction, construction management and inspection for the upgrade of the New Windsor Wastewater Treatment Plant to upgrade Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) treatment levels to provide clean, treated wastewater to local streams, as a part of the Chesapeake Bay Initiative.

Project Location: New Windsor, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: Town of Perryville for Ice House Park Water Trail

Recipient Name: Town of Perryville

Project Purpose: New funding can provide for several waterfront improvements to the Ice House Park, including connecting the park to the Town Boat Ramp via a pedestrian trail to facilitate fishing, updated landscaping, stream restoration, and install environmental education signs. The development of Ice House Park Trail will support the tourism industry, economically and environmentally, of the Town of Perryville, while promoting the significance of the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay.

Project Location: Perryville, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $44,000

Project Title: Upton Mansion Research Center for AFRO Archives

Recipient Name: Afro Charities, Inc.

Project Purpose: Congressionally Directed Spending funds can be used to redevelop Baltimore’s historic Upton Mansion as the permanent home and research center for the Afro American Newspapers Archives to increase access to increase access to Black history and serve as an economic and cultural anchor for the area. The AFRO-American Newspaper, based in Baltimore, was founded in 1892 and is the oldest Black business in Maryland and one of the longest-running Black media organizations in the United States. The AFRO Archives include approximately three million photographs, several thousand letters, personal audio recordings of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and collected ephemera from a century’s worth of events.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee

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Project Title: 300 kV Cryogenic Electron Microscope (Cryo-EM)

Recipient Name: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Project Purpose: The Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) is a joint research institute formed by the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to foster cross-disciplinary team research that advances Maryland’s critical biotech economy. Federal funds would be used to purchase a 300 kV Cryogenic Electron Microscope (Cryo-EM), which can be used to accelerate the discovery, development, and manufacturing of therapeutics, modern medicines, and vaccines. By locating this advanced technology at IBBR, it will also be available to undergraduate and graduate students at UMBC, UMB, and UMCP, strengthening research opportunities for our future STEM workforce.

Project Location: Montgomery County

Amount Requested by the Senator $4,000,000

Project Title: BioHub Maryland Pathways – Accelerating Maryland’s Biopharma Workforce - Advancing the Industry Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Talent Pipeline

Recipient Name: Technology Council of Maryland, Inc. (MTC)

Project Purpose: The Maryland Tech Council’s (MTC) BioHub Maryland Pathways program is designed to accelerate learning of life sciences so participants can quickly find their first well-paying quality job on their career path. Maryland’s life science companies have an outsized demand for skilled talent and that demand is expected to grow 10-20% over the next five years. There is a critical need for new training programs to provide a qualified workforce for company expansions and for new manufacturing enterprises locating in Maryland.

Project Location: Frederick County

Amount Requested by the Senator $800,000

Project Title: Black Maternal and Infant Health

Recipient Name: City of Baltimore

Project Purpose: Black Maternal and Infant Health program is Baltimore City’s infant and maternal mortality prevention strategy that provides Black mothers maternal care and a network of other expecting mothers and healthcare professionals. There is a Black-white gap in infant mortality, in Baltimore and nationally, the program provides care and support to expecting mothers to close the gap and help save Black mothers and children. This community-based approach has been the model for cities all over the county to implement similar programs.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,500,000

Project Title: Career Services for ALICE, Veterans, First Responders and their Families

Recipient Name: Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley

Project Purpose: The Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley (GIMV) project will help service members, veterans, first responders and their families in Frederick and Carroll Counties gain digital skills and other skills that are in high demand by Frederick and Carroll County employers. The purpose of this program is to upskill individuals so they can qualify for job opportunities with local employers, at higher wages, and help move them above the living wage.

Project Location: Frederick County

Amount Requested by the Senator $150,000

Project Title: CASA - Workforce & Community Development

Recipient Name: CASA

Project Purpose: CASA's Workforce & Community Development project is a piece of CASA’s mission to help low-income immigrants succeed by connecting workers with economic opportunities and providing support to encourage long-term success. The program aims to increase equity in marginalized communities, while ensuring the Hispanic community that there is an organization fighting for them and helping immigrants assimilate into the United States to become productive members within communities.

Project Location: Prince George's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $666,000

Project Title: CASA's Community Health and Social Services Access Program

Recipient Name: CASA

Project Purpose: CASA's Community Health and Social Services Access Program seeks to eliminate barriers preventing low-income immigrant and Latino communities from accessing healthcare and critical safety net services. CASA's model is to navigate community members through health and human service systems and partner with other community clinics and partner organizations to provide outreach, education, and direct care. Within this model, CASA educates, refers, and advocates for community members to get access to the care they need through wraparound support provided by our team of hotline operators, systems navigators, health promoters, and medical interpreters, directly addressing barriers to service access – be they cultural, linguistic, or economic barriers.

Project Location: Prince George's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $666,000

Project Title: CCBC Trucking CDL Program

Recipient Name: Community College of Baltimore County

Project Purpose: The Community College of Baltimore County plans to expand their current CDL program in order to meet the needs of the workforce and have the capacity to provide additional students instruction. With Baltimore being the third-highest number of Transportation, Distribution and Logistic employers in Maryland, the college can prepare students to enter the workforce while filling empty jobs, resulting in lower unemployment, and positively effecting the economy. Additionally, the College has experienced a high volume of enrollment, creating a need for additional space and materials to teach students. The expansion of the program will include the ability to support more women, veterans, and at-risk populations to enter the trucking industry.

Project Location: Baltimore County

Amount Requested by the Senator $721,000

Project Title: Cecil County Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program

Recipient Name: Cecil County Government

Project Purpose: Cecil County Department of Emergency Services proposes to develop a full Mobile Integrated Heath (MIH) program. EMS operational programs such as ours have always encountered patients with chronic conditions who call 9-1-1 repetitively to access health care because they have little resources otherwise. Currently, EMS must respond and transport the patient to the emergency department. Although these patients receive care, it is sporadic and lacks a managed approach to their care. Funding will be utilized to establish a MIH program for the purposes of ensuring all patients get the most appropriate care while making efficient use of health care resources.

Project Location: Cecil County

Amount Requested by the Senator $219,000

Project Title: Chesapeake College - Workforce Training Expansion

Recipient Name: Chesapeake College

Project Purpose: Chesapeake College is an essential economic engine that provides vital training to students to improve employment prospects, drives local business, and fuels growth within the five-county service region of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The college offers a large selection of credit and continuing education classes designed to help students prepare for transfer to upper-level institutions, immediate entry into a career, or enhancement of work-related skills. Federal funds will support expansion of the welding program – a highly in-demand skill – with a Mobile Welding Training Lab designed to reach students where they live and work. Funds will also be used for the creation of an Advanced Manufacturing Program that will provide training in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Plasma, Computer Numerical Control Router, 3D Printing, Universal Laser Systems and Robotics.

Project Location: Talbot County

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,200,000

Project Title: Choose Life Recovery and Re-entry Services Expansion Project

Recipient Name: Justice and Recovery Advocates, Inc.

Project Purpose: The Choose Life Recovery and Re-entry Services Expansion Project provides programs and services to individuals who suffer from mental health and substance use disorders. The expansion of current services includes the development of a volunteer and internship program, re-entry and case management services in partnership with the Office of the Public Defender, plans for sustainable employment, peer support services, harm reduction and education services, family support services, and recovery and re-entry wellness programs.

Project Location: Frederick County

Amount Requested by the Senator $485,000

Project Title: Community Law In Action (CLIA)

Recipient Name: Community Law In Action (CLIA)

Project Purpose: The Community Law in Action (CLIA) program offers three programs and initiatives tailored to supporting the K-12 educational services and post-secondary education projects with a focus on student and youth leadership, voice, agency, and advocacy throughout Baltimore and the State of Maryland. The various programs address the issues of young unemployment, lack of employable skills, and juvenile crime rates while encouraging youth civic participation.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $200,000

Project Title: Creating a Regional Mental Health Training Program

Recipient Name: For All Seasons, Inc.

Project Purpose: Maryland’s shortage of mental health workers, particularly in rural areas, has intensified throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. For All Seasons currently offers outpatient mental health, psychiatric, education, and rape crisis services to communities on the Eastern Shore, and they will use federal funds to grow its Center for Learning, establishing the mental health training academy as a resource for healthcare providers statewide. In addition to offering virtual and in-person trainings, the Center will coordinate the credentialing of clinicians in various disciplines, growing the numbers of highly-qualified mental health care providers across Maryland.

Project Location: Talbot County

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,913,000

Project Title: Culinary Workforce Development Program

Recipient Name: End Hunger in Calvert County

Project Purpose: The Culinary Workforce Development Program provides services to individuals with disabilities and requires expansion as it is at its capacity. The program has found that if students are not actively engaging learned skills after graduation, they are less likely to gain employment. To increase employment rates of graduates, End hunger has implemented an alumni refresher class to reengage graduates. The program aims to increase employment rates of individuals with disabilities while working with local partners to connect businesses to a previously untapped employee market.

Project Location: Calvert County

Amount Requested by the Senator $300,000

Project Title: Data Science and Analytics Center

Recipient Name: Bowie State University

Project Purpose: Bowie State University’s Center for Data Science and Data Analytics Center is a focal point for university-wide data science and analytics efforts. There is a critical need for curriculum development, teacher preparation and workforce development in this area throughout the State of Maryland, with future demands in both the private and public sector. The funding will support research and curriculum development to support the needs of Maryland minority and underprivileged communities and businesses with data-driven needs and prepare a predominantly underrepresented population in STEM fields to meet the 21st-century challenges that can be aided with the integration of data science and data analytics.

Project Location: Bowie, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: Developing Aviation Tools and Training to Mitigate Geographic Health Disparities

Recipient Name: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Project Purpose: The UMES Developing Aviation Tools and Training to Mitigate Geographic Health Disparities project will expand the capacity and capabilities of the existing Aviation Science program at UMES and allow students to apply their Aviation Science training to address local health disparities and enhance health care delivery. Funds will be used to pay for the establishment of new partnerships with regional nonprofit organizations, develop new curriculum and training programs, and conduct new program activities for students.

Project Location: Princess Anne, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $510,000

Project Title: Easterseals Behavioral Health Clinic in Prince George’s County

Recipient Name: Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA, Inc.

Project Purpose: Easter Seals Behavioral Health Clinic will provide behavioral health and supportive services to military family members regardless of discharge status or ability to pay. The clinic in Prince George’s County will be modeled after the successful Cohen Clinic that is expected to provide over 7,000 therapy services this year alone. The services provided by the clinic address the inaccessibility of behavioral health services due to geographical and financial issues to residents of Prince George’s County. The Easter Seals aims to provide equitable, inclusionary and accessible services through direct and community services.

Project Location: Prince George's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $900,000

Project Title: Educators Building Resilience Through Mind-Body Medicine

Recipient Name: Allegany College of Maryland

Project Purpose: The Educators building Resilience Through Mind-Body Medicine addresses the geological challenges faced by those in Allegany County that limit resident’s access to mental health and recovery resources. The program aims to close the gaps in prevention, education, non-pharmacological treatment and recovery in Western Maryland.

Project Location: Cumberland, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,118,000

Project Title: Electronic Health Record Modernization and Equipment at Garrett Regional Medical

Recipient Name: Garrett Regional Medical Center

Project Purpose: In order to more appropriately serve Garrett Regional Medical Center patients, funding is requested to purchase and install an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that will enable the rural medical center to connect easily and seamlessly with the large health system with which it is affiliated, West Virginia University Medicine, and to provide better, more coordinated care for the people of its service area. The grant would also cover the “community connect” for two surgical practices that provide surgical services at the hospital. This funding will reduce the cost burden of the EHR project on the hospital and clinics allowing more resources to go towards patient care for an underserved population.

Project Location: Oakland, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $650,000

Project Title: Encuentros: Scaling a Community-Based Model of Emotional Healing

Recipient Name: Identity of Maryland, Inc. AKA Identity, Inc.

Project Purpose: The Encuentros: Scaling a Community-Based Model of Emotional Healing project contributes to an equitable pandemic recovery in Maryland through mental health services to a historically underserved community. Participants will receive nine sessions through the program. The program aims to alleviate pressure on the current mental health system and addresses the urgent need for youth and family mental health supports by facilitating the scalability of an effective, evidence-based model of emotional healing designed with and for the Latino community.

Project Location: Montgomery County

Amount Requested by the Senator $120,000

Project Title: Establishing the Data-Driven Frederick Research Center at Hood College

Recipient Name: Hood College

Project Purpose: Building on Hood College’s commitment to leverage their expertise and resources to contribute to the financial, social, and cultural health of the Frederick community and provide a diverse array of applied learning opportunities for their students, the College will establish the Data-Driven Frederick as a distinctive and innovative research center. The Center will serve to collect, aggregate, and make available via an interactive website the vital regional indicators for the greater Frederick community and provide the region’s public and private decision makers with the big data they need to make informed and fiscally responsible decisions. Funds are requested to support the initial personal and program costs, student stipends, technology, and professional development.

Project Location: Frederick, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $390,000

Project Title: Expansion of the University of Maryland Global Campus Peer Tutoring Program

Recipient Name: University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)

Project Purpose: The Campus Peer Tutoring Program aims to expand the tutoring services offered for University of Maryland Global Campus students. The peer tutoring aspect encourages students to be less intimidated and more likely to ask questions to receive help on their schoolwork. Peer tutors themselves also increase their learning and become role models for active learning. With many of the students at UMGC requiring flexible schedules due to a full time job, caretaking, or military service, flexible tutoring and additional support is required.

Project Location: Prince George's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $525,000

Project Title: Fort Washington Medical Center - Cardiovascular Center for Diabetic Patients

Recipient Name: Fort Washington Medical Center

Project Purpose: Southwest Prince George’s County is currently at a crisis level with diabetes and there are not adequate health services in the area to mitigate the high levels of diabetes within the community. In 2019, it was reported the 13.8% of residents live with diabetes. The trend is rising and is a racial disparity issue as more African Americans have diabetes than white residents. The Cardiovascular Center for Diabetic Patients will address the rising diabetes issue and give Prince George’s County proper access to health services.

Project Location: Prince George's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: Frederick County Crisis Stabilization Center-Equipment

Recipient Name: Frederick County Government

Project Purpose: Crisis Stabilization Center is a nontraditional access point for individuals who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis and provides individuals with the appropriate resources and services during a crisis that does not involve first responders. The center aims to close the gap in the continuum of care for individuals in distress, providing immediate and supervised care while also reveling the burden by first responders and our hospitals diverting these individuals from emergency rooms. The funding will allow the organization to purchase equipment and technology for the center to allow for a more efficient and capable way to provide services to individuals in need.

Project Location: Frederick County

Amount Requested by the Senator $698,000

Project Title: FSU Maryland Accelerates

Recipient Name: Frostburg State University

Project Purpose: Frostburg State University’s Maryland Accelerates Program is a teacher-residency program that provides a living stipend for students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program and pairs them with mentor teachers at participating local schools so they can serve full time for a school year as a Teacher Resident and earn their Masters in Teaching on an accelerated schedule. This program allows future teachers to develop relationships in the community and encourages retention of teachers in the area, while also supporting staffing needs at the schools during their residency [?]. Since its launch in 2019, 23 students have been enrolled in two cohorts, and a third cohort expanded the program range to include Washington County Public Schools. Federal funds will expand the program for additional cohorts and allow Frostburg State University to engage with other school systems for Teacher Resident placement.

Project Location: Frostburg, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Project Title: Greater Baden Medical Services Capitol Heights Expansion

Recipient Name: Greater Baden Medical Services

Project Purpose: Greater Baden Medical Services, established in 1972, is requesting $5,000,000 in Community Project Funding to build a new state-of-the-art outpatient medical facility in the historically medically underserved community of Capitol Heights, MD. Since its establishment, the medical caseload has continued to expand commensurate with the growing health care needs of the largely uninsured and under-employed population. Currently, Greater Baden operates three non-contiguous clinic locations in Capitol Heights, all three of which are housed in aging, converted retail storefronts, whose plumbing infrastructure makes further clinic expansion difficult if not impossible.

Project Location: Prince George's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $5,000,000

Project Title: Greater Baltimore Medical Center - Diversion Program

Recipient Name: Sheppard Pratt Health System, Inc.

Project Purpose: There is a rising issue of adults with serious mental health issues turning to emergency rooms during times of crisis, this crowds emergency rooms and does not always confirm adequate services to individuals in need. The development of the center addresses this issue as it creates an alternative and affordable space for individuals to obtain treatment.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,300,000

Project Title: Hagerstown Health HUB IDDT Team

Recipient Name: Hagerstown Goodwill Industries dba Horizon Goodwill

Project Purpose: Congressionally Directed Spending can assist the Hagerstown Health HUB IDDT Team project expand the capacity of organizations to provide wrap around services to individuals who are suffering from substance use disorders. Funds will provide training in stages of change, motivational interviewing, and dual disorder treatment.

Project Location: Hagerstown, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $75,000

Project Title: Healing Center for Survivors

Recipient Name: HER Resiliency Center

Project Purpose: Additional funding for the HER Resiliency Center project will increase the available staff to be able to serve survivors of sex trafficking with appropriate mental health recovery and wellness service. The increased ability to offer new levels of emotional support that each woman requires in order for her to stabilize, heal and continue her journey to self-sufficiency requires will accelerate the recovery process for survivors and place them on track to reenter the workforce and establish long-term self-sufficiency.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $685,000

Project Title: Historic Sotterley's Education Without Boundaries

Recipient Name: Historic Sotterley, Inc.

Project Purpose: The Historic Sotterley project will allow students from historically underserved Title I schools to participate in the educational programming offered by at the Historic Sotterley site through a waiver of fees and covering of charter bus fees. This National Historic Landmark site has buildings from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries that connect visitors to the site’s interpreted history.

Project Location: St. Mary's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $150,000

Project Title: Immigrant Early Childhood Education Project (IECEP)

Recipient Name: Asian American Center of Frederick

Project Purpose: The AACF Family Support Center is one of the FSC representing the pursuit of a vision: To address some of the State's most pressing social problems and to put in place a prevention mechanism, a front end, to the State's crisis-oriented human services delivery system. Congressionally Directed Spending funds can provide funding for equipment and trainings necessary to provide adequate culturally relevant and language appropriate services to the children that AACF Family Support Centers serve.

Project Location: Frederick County

Amount Requested by the Senator $375,000

Project Title: Institute for Intelligent and Immersive Computing for Life Science and Medicine

Recipient Name: Montgomery County Government

Project Purpose: The White Flint Institute for Computational Life Science in Montgomery County (the Institute) is planned as a partnership among Montgomery County, the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland Baltimore, and the State of Maryland, to harness the tremendous public and private sector life science assets in the Montgomery County and the computational expertise of UMCP. This partnership will accelerate discoveries and advances in life sciences, biomanufacturing, and medicine. The Institute ultimately will be located in Montgomery County, in the North Bethesda White Flint area adjacent to the North Bethesda (White Flint) Metro station and is intended to kickstart an economic resurgence in the area, with a wide variety of new employment opportunities for current and future residents. This funding will support the acquisition of computational equipment at the new White Flint Institute for Computational Life Science in Montgomery County, which will use that equipment to explore how Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and virtual reality can help accelerate discoveries in life science and medicine.

Project Location: Montgomery County

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,000,000

Project Title: Investing in the Future of the Healthcare Workforce

Recipient Name: Community College of Baltimore County

Project Purpose: CCBC is the largest provider of Maryland undergraduate healthcare education. The college trains approximately 1,200 healthcare students each year (300 nurses and 900 allied health professionals). All allied health programs such as dental hygiene are nationally accredited, have strong board pass rates, and produce graduates in high demand as employees in the various healthcare industries in the Baltimore-Washington, DC region. Federal funds will support the next generation of nurses and allied health professionals by ensuring they are trained in state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom spaces.

Project Location: Baltimore County

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,478,000

Project Title: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing CAPABLE Baltimore City

Recipient Name: Johns Hopkins University

Project Purpose: CAPABLE is a person-directed, home-based program that addresses both function goals and the home environment. It is a time-limited, four to five-month program integrating services from an occupational therapist (OT), a registered nurse (RN), and a handy worker who work together with the older adult to set goals and direct action plans that change behaviors to improve health, independence, and safety. Participants learn new skills, exercises, and how to work with additional tools/equipment/home modifications to improve function and safety. CAPABLE focuses on prevention and problem-solving, building skills that participants can use in the future. Federal funds would allow the Johns Hopkins HealthCare program to reach an additional 100 households within Baltimore City, yielding an estimated $5,000,000 in healthcare savings driven by reductions in both inpatient and outpatient expenditures.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $472,000

Project Title: Kennedy Krieger Institute - Pediatric Long-Covid Clinic

Recipient Name: Kennedy Krieger Institute

Project Purpose: The Kennedy Krieger Pediatric Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation Clinic is the only pediatric long-COVID clinic in Maryland that offers direct patient care and educational opportunities for clinicians and educators. In order to enhance the services offered at the Clinic, funds are requested would provide for renovations to patient safety within the clinic and the purchase of equipment and software used to treat patients.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,000,000

Project Title: Laboratory Equipment for the Marine Science Program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Recipient Name: St. Mary's College of Maryland

Project Purpose: St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s (SMCM’s) new Marine Science Program - the first and only of its kind in the state - launched in Fall 2021. Supporting the equipment needed for the marine science program is essential to making this a premier marine science program on the Chesapeake Bay. The College’s new Marine Science program requires the 30-year-old existing aquatic holding lab in Schaefer Hall, and its infrastructure, to be modernized and expanded. In addition, the growing marine science major, currently in the top ten of requested majors at SMCM, will increase the pressure on this facility, requiring the conversion of an adjacent room to an additional aquatic holding and research space.

Project Location: St. Mary's City

Amount Requested by the Senator $750,000

Project Title: LET'S GO Boys and Girls – STEM Education Program

Recipient Name: LET'S GO Boys & Girls

Project Purpose: LET'S GO intends to address the significant disparities currently present between underserved youth and STEM education and careers. The project will foster long-term youth interest in STEM and translate that interest into professional success through STEM education and workforce development experiences for every youth age group up to the start of a post-college professional career.

Project Location: Anne Arundel County

Amount Requested by the Senator $200,000

Project Title: Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD) African American Neuroscience Research Initiative (AANRI)

Recipient Name: Lieber Institute, Inc.

Project Purpose: The African American Neuroscience Research Initiative (AANRI) is a "ground-up" collaboration formed by African American community leaders in Baltimore, MD in partnership with the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD), a not-for-profit research institute, and Morgan State University, a historically black college and university (HBCU). The AANRI aims to establish a road map to help close the gap in health disparities and accelerate research efforts that will lead to new treatments for brain disorders and is focused on increasing equity across the biomedical research landscape. The lack of diversity in research can be seen in the poor clinical outcomes of patients seeking mental health and neurological health care services here in Baltimore City and throughout underserved communities in Maryland. Federal funds will be used to purchase a state of the art mass spectrometer system to advance LIBD’s capacity and capabilities in clinical and translational neuroscience as part of the AANRI.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,000,000

Project Title: Living Classrooms’ Job Training for Returning Citizens/Environmental Equity Tree Planting Project

Recipient Name: Living Classrooms Foundation

Project Purpose: The Living Classrooms’ Job Training for Returning Citizens/Environmental Equity Tree Planting Project will work to annually train up to 24 apprentices who are returning citizens to Baltimore with skills in planting and care of trees that will be planted in disinvested communities in East Baltimore. Together, this will allow returning citizens to have a pathway to employment post incarceration while providing community beautification and revitalization work.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $750,000

Project Title: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Recipient Name: Morgan State University

Project Purpose: The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program at Morgan State University will serve as a feeder program for medical school, drawing from the students from traditionally underrepresented background to increase diversity in Masters and Doctoral programs. The implementation of the program will increase the number of primary care physicians in the healthcare industry, increase diversity, and increase access to care for populations in urban and underserved areas. The COVID-19 pandemic has furthered the need for primary care physicians to address the health disparities in Maryland.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,995,000

Project Title: MedStar Curtis National Hand Center Renovations

Recipient Name: MedStar Curtis National Hand Center

Project Purpose: MedStar Curtis National Hand Center has plans to fully renovate the second-floor clinical area of their hand center. Completely transforming this space, the leading-edge design will incorporate industry proven features that result in improved patient flow, better patient outcomes, higher associate and patient satisfaction, enhanced teaching oversight of civilian and military fellows and technological advancements in this medical subspecialty. The proposed new design will incorporate well lighted, open spaces that feature comfortable furniture and relaxing art with a larger, well-appointed patient and family area, a more efficient and logical layout, and optimized workspaces that utilize X-ray, ultrasound and fluoroscopy equipment.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,500,000

Project Title: Melwood Neurodivergent Workforce Initiative

Recipient Name: Melwood

Project Purpose: Melwood’s neurodiverse workforce program, abilIT, assist individuals in filling an unmet technical need in the workforce, provide job opportunities for people with disabilities who are at greater risk of under- or unemployment, and enable independent living for people with disabilities, thereby reducing reliance on government services as they transition into full employment. Funds will be utilized to support up to trainees with classes and support to prepare them to earn industry-recognized certifications and for successful careers in tech and tech-adjacent fields, as well as work with employers to place candidates and offer co-worker training sessions.

Project Location: Prince George's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Project Title: NCLEX Licensing Exam

Recipient Name: Coppin State University

Project Purpose: Coppin State University’s Nursing Program provides a steady pool of qualified health care workers to serve Maryland health care needs, including some of our most vulnerable populations. In order to assist Coppin State students in advancing into the health care workforce, funds are requested that can assist students in preparing for the NCLEX exam required to secure employment in the health care sector.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $53,000

Project Title: NDMU Growing Primary Care and Health Professionals Through Higher Education

Recipient Name: Notre Dame of Maryland University

Project Purpose: Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) proposes a comprehensive investment in growing the pipeline of in-demand primary care and other health professional fields in Maryland, specifically Physician Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Family Nurse Practitioners, through curriculum development and deployment, faculty, as well as specific equipment and technology enhancements. This project will work to address healthcare workforce shortages in primary care and other health professionals and create professional pipelines of high quality health care practitioners for Maryland’s future

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $963,000

Project Title: Nonprofit Navigators-Experiential Internship

Recipient Name: Human Services Coalition of Prince Gorge's County

Project Purpose: Nonprofit Prince George’s Nonprofit Navigator Program is an experiential internship program that is designed to engage college students in the nonprofit sector by teaching them new skills and enhancing existing ones while learning about race equity and working to eliminate historic barriers. This program works on supporting the development, replication, and dissemination of innovative solutions to help solve this widespread challenge through taking in eligible college students who would otherwise not be financially able to dedicate themselves to the nonprofit sector.

Project Location: Prince George's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,388,000

Project Title: One Mission Cambridge Mission Center

Recipient Name: One Mission Cambridge

Project Purpose: One Mission Cambridge is a new, faith-based initiative, serving the community with excellence, collecting data on those being serviced, and expand services to meet community needs. Collectively, the other faith based organizations participating in this initiative have served the community for many, many decades through a variety of programs that combat social justice issues. One Mission Cambridge is bringing these efforts together to make services within the community more accessible and impactful.

Project Location: Cambridge, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $60,000

Project Title: Park West Health System Capital Expansion Project for the Integrated Behavioral Health Program Services

Recipient Name: Park West Health System

Project Purpose: The Park West Health System Capital Expansion Project will expand and renovate the more than 70 year old facility that serves as the current home of Park West Health System. It will enable the expansion and the delivery of existing health, dental, behavior and mental services while integrating new disciplines such as psychotherapy and youth intervention; enable patient access and flow; consolidate departmental operations; bring the building up to today’s building standards and codes by addressing structural, coding and ADA compliance issues; and bequeath the structure with an exterior makeover.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: Partnership Interventions to Increase Underrepresented Minority Students in Public Health Workforce

Recipient Name: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Project Purpose: The Partnership Interventions to Increase Underrepresented Minority Students in Public Health Workforce is an initiative to recruit and support African American and Latino students from high school, specifically those from lower income backgrounds, preparing them for leadership careers in public health. This program is designed to overcome structural barriers to advanced degree attainment in public health, streamline pipelines from undergraduate to graduate and workforce, integrate with community mentors, and increase African American and Latino representation within public health workforce leadership.

Project Location: Baltimore County

Amount Requested by the Senator $750,000

Project Title: Prince George's Community College: Building Maryland's Nursing Workforce

Recipient Name: Prince George's Community College

Project Purpose: In seeking to meet the growing needs of Maryland’s health care workforce, Prince George’s Community College seeks funding to expand and enhance both its registered nursing (RN) associate of science degree and certified nursing assistant (CNA) programs. This will build and enhance pathways to successful careers in nursing for hundreds of students and better positioning the state of Maryland to meet the growing and changing healthcare needs of Marylanders. The initiative will build the College’s nursing program enrollment capacity by 25%, allowing for up to 100 nursing students each year to enroll; and build PGCC’s CNA program capacity by 60 additional students each year. Additionally, the programs will be strengthened in their ability to prepare students for licensure and certification exams and workforce placement through enhanced practical and clinical experiences.

Project Location: Largo, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $970,000

Project Title: Relocation and Expansion of CCACC Health Center

Recipient Name: Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc.

Project Purpose: The Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc., (CCACC) Health Center project will assist with the renovation and purchase of capital equipment’s for a new health care center site. The new clinic site will take up to 10,000 square feet, which will house a primary care clinic, a rehabilitation (OT+PT) center, a radiology clinic, a dental clinic and a retail pharmacy space in one location. This one-stop community health center will dedicate to provide culturally tailored health and social services to the 413,063 Asian American residents in Maryland and other Asian American residents in its adjacent area. The requested funding will help to pay for renovation of the space and clinic furniture and equipment.

Project Location: Montgomery County

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,112,000

Project Title: Roberta’s House Regional Expansion for Grief and Trauma Services

Recipient Name: Roberta's House

Project Purpose: Roberta's House has been meeting a need for trauma-informed, culturally responsive grief support in Maryland for 15 years. The organization provides services in Baltimore City (serving the greater Baltimore area) and Prince George's County—two counties in Maryland where residents experience various and multiple traumatic losses. Roberta's House provides youth, family, and adult supportive services and community-centered support. We address grief in the context of other losses and hardships that youth, families, and adults have experienced, including community violence and crime, parental incarceration, family separation and deportation, entry into the foster care system, and poverty. With the increase in unresolved grief as a result of COVID-19 and the loss of employment, family members, and a sense of normalcy, additional funding can expand the ability of Roberta’s House to serve the Greater Baltimore and Prince George’s community mental health service needs.

Project Location: Baltimore Metro Area and Prince George's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,000,000

Project Title: Scaling Mental Health Access for People with Disabilities

Recipient Name: The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, Inc.

Project Purpose: Children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities frequently have co-occurring mental health diagnoses and do not receive adequate services to support their mental health needs. They are turned away from major mental health providers because clinicians do not feel capable or comfortable providing therapy to people with disabilities. The ARC of the Central Chesapeake Region requests funds to provide appropriate mental health services to these underserved individuals, with funding utilized to hire staff to provide these necessary services.

Project Location: Severn, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $250,000

Project Title: Sinai Hospital Emergency Department Modernization

Recipient Name: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Project Purpose: The Sinai Hospital Emergency Department Modernization project ensures that Sinai is able to meet the needs of all patients more efficiently and effectively by fixing the physical structure and technological capabilities that serves as a barrier to such care. Sinai ED is one of only four Level II Trauma Centers in the state. The renovation addresses the increasing rates of trauma patients by increasing the size and scope of all ED trauma bays. This project improves care for behavioral health patients by allowing separate and immediate access to the ED for these patients, affording them privacy and expedited entry into the facility. Additionally, this project will allow for the renovation of behavioral health rooms to provide for more comfortable settings for unavoidable long-term stays.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,500,000

Project Title: Statewide Conservation Education Programming

Recipient Name: The National Aquarium, Inc.

Project Purpose: The National Aquarium’s Statewide Conservation Educational Programming project would expand the ability of Maryland students to participate in the internationally recognized National Aquarium programs. Specifically, the National Aquarium is seeking support for the following programs: Terrapins in the Classroom; AquaPartners; outreach programs; and professional development for instructors. Public support would allow the National Aquarium to reduce barriers to access for these educational programs, including fees, to increase access to schools who are currently unable to participate. In a typical year, these programs serve more than 13,000 participants and cost around $30 per participant.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $401,000

Project Title: STEMcx Free Tutoring Program

Recipient Name: Transforming Lives CDC

Project Purpose: STEMcx offers tutoring, virtual camps and workshops, field trips and high school internships focusing on the STEM education to over 500 students in Baltimore year-round. Through their free one-on-one tutoring programming in math and science, they have recruited volunteers from local colleges to tutor over 100 Baltimore area students in the last two years. These federal funds would allow STEMcx to scale up their free tutoring program to double the number of students served.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $165,000

Project Title: STEMcx Workforce Dev and College Readiness Program

Recipient Name: Transforming Lives CDC

Project Purpose: In order to increase the size of the pipeline of African Americans in the STEM workforce, Transforming Lives CDC proposes to scale up an existing program that provides College readiness programming place 50 students from underrepresented communities in 8-week paid summer experiences working directly with local companies and organizations in the areas of STEM. In addition to gaining intern experiences directly in STEM, they will get college readiness preparation tailored to students in this area of interest, as well as individualized supports on how to file for Federal Financial Aid and mentally prepare for college.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $195,000

Project Title: Strengthen Community-Based Services for Older Adults in Baltimore City

Recipient Name: City of Baltimore

Project Purpose: Older Adults living in Baltimore City are at risk of losing their independence due to a lack of in-home services for homebound adults. This project aims to provide direct services to more than 435 individuals who are in need of care but ineligible for Medicaid, as well as providing more than 5,400 individuals with outreach and care coordination services at each of Baltimore City’s 13 senior centers.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,500,000

Project Title: Support for Black and Brown Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Recipient Name: The Arc Prince George's County

Project Purpose: People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are a historically disadvantaged community, most often overlooked or disregarded by society as a whole. The Arc Prince George's County is the oldest and largest provider of disability services in the County and is a "one stop shop" for services for individuals with I/DD and their families, delivering comprehensive, person-centered support that meets the needs of individuals throughout their lifespan. The Arc of Prince George’s County serves more than 550 individuals and families on a daily basis, and reach an additional 2,500 community members annually. Federal funds will allow The Arc to expand its individualized, comprehensive services to address a tremendous backlog of evaluations, services and education resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic using a multi-pronged approach to filling gaps in service and help youth with I/DD prepare for life after school and support adults with developmental disabilities with immediate, basic needs.

Project Location: Prince George's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $819,000

Project Title: The Autism Hiring Program: Expanding Neurodiversity in Maryland's Workforce

Recipient Name: Howard County Autism Society

Project Purpose: The Autism Hiring Program is an initiative that advances workplace neurodiversity and acceptance, creating a network of businesses to an untapped workforce of skilled Autistic adults that are not supported by existing systems. The funding will support the society’s efforts of creating a demonstration project that will help expand the successful program, placing it on the path to be financially stable. COVID-19 has exacerbated the inequitable employment opportunities for individuals with autism and this program works to make the job market more accessible to all.

Project Location: Howard County

Amount Requested by the Senator $440,000

Project Title: The BACH Training Institute

Recipient Name: Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare

Project Purpose: The BACH Training Institute is a comprehensive approach to economic justice in Baltimore City as it targets unemployed and underemployed Baltimore City residents by providing free training in high-demand healthcare fields and coaching services to encourage career retention and progression. The program aims to decrease the unemployment rates while addressing the needs of the healthcare workforce for additional employees. The project will cultivate a workforce in the healthcare sector that will contribute to the tax base, eliminate housing and food insecurity, while fostering economically stable households for families and children.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $827,000

Project Title: Towson University Teacher Workforce Initiative

Recipient Name: Towson University

Project Purpose: As the decline in teaching degree production is more a product of lack of demand than capacity constraints, Towson University (TU) proposes to develop a campaign to recruit and incentivize students to enter the teaching profession. This proposal will prioritize first generation and underrepresented students for recruitment and training to become future teachers in the State of Maryland. This project aims to address Maryland’s teacher shortage by increasing the number of graduates of TU’s nationally recognized education programs. By targeting career changers through our Master’s in Teaching (MAT) program and undergraduate transfer students, TU aims to turn the invested funds into qualified teacher candidates with a short turnaround time.

Project Location: Towson, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $950,000

Project Title: Transforming Prince George’s County Through Trauma-Informed Care

Recipient Name: Adoptions Together

Project Purpose: Transforming Prince George’s County through Trauma-informed Care introduces action for community-wide intervention that brings increased awareness of trauma and its impact on the children and families of Prince George’s County. Funding for this project would be used to expand the depth and breadth of their trauma-informed training for organizations that work with children and families in Prince George's County.

Project Location: Prince George's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $750,000

Project Title: UM Charles Regional Medical Center Emergency Department Expansion and Modernization

Recipient Name: University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center

Project Purpose: The expansion and modernization of the UM Charles Regional Medical Center is an effort to expand the available services provided to the community. The growing behavioral health crisis has called for an expansion of services and space in order to address the crisis while not straining emergency departments. Additional room is required to adequately house more patients but also to increase the ability to social distance patients and protect them from getting one another sick. The hospital serves the most underserved and vulnerable populations in Charles County. This investment will help more people obtain the appropriate needed services while not engaging in costly interventions such as psychiatric hospitalizations or criminal justice involvement.

Project Location: Charles County

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: UMB CURE Scholars Program

Recipient Name: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Project Purpose: The UMB CURE Scholars Program is a groundbreaking year-round program that seeks to empower middle school and high school students in West Baltimore to by engaging them in hands-on research and experiments and preparing them for health care and STEM-related career opportunities. CURE remains in contact with their scholars through college to provide continued support and opportunities to engage with new young scholars in the program. Federal funding will be used to provide services to program participants and their families and for the purchase of program supplies and transportation for the afterschool and summer programs.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $600,000

Project Title: UMCES Enhance Diversity in STEM, Emphasis on Environmental Sciences

Recipient Name: University of MD Center for Environmental Science

Project Purpose: UMCES Appalachian Laboratory has had recent success in enhancing diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), particularly in underserved areas of rural western Maryland and urban Baltimore to students who are veterans, first-generation, and/or from underrepresented minorities. There is high demand for such opportunities in environmental fields, but high schools and undergraduate-serving institutions, particularly in the central Appalachians and inner cities, often lack capacity and/or research infrastructure to provide such experiences. This requires expansion of IT infrastructure and educational support tools – computer hardware and software that can support data visualization.

Project Location: Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $800,000

Project Title: United for Child Care

Recipient Name: United Way of Central Maryland

Project Purpose: The United for Child Care program is targeted to reduce the cost of child care for Marylanders and simultaneously increase the number of children entering Kindergarten prepared to learn. The program aims to increase the amount of individuals entering the childcare industry, support the current home-based providers, and United Way Family Centers to help increase the providers available while keeping child care financially obtainable.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Project Title: Urban Tech Jobs 3.0

Recipient Name: Greater Baltimore Urban League

Project Purpose: Urban Tech Jobs 3.0 is a workforce development program that focuses on recruiting individuals from marginalized communities and veterans to develop a skillset that will help them achieve sustainable employment. The program targets individuals who face barriers to entering the workforce and works to equip them with the skills needed to remove the barriers to full participation in American society. With Baltimore’s tech sector rapidly increasing, there is a rising need for trained employees in tech jobs. The program works to fill these jobs while decreasing unemployment rates that disproportionally affect minority groups.

Project Location: Baltimore County

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,750,000

Project Title: WCC's Animal Assisted Therapy for Veterans

Recipient Name: Warrior Canine Connection, Inc.

Project Purpose: The Warrior Canine Connection’s Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) Program serves to work directly with Veterans as part of their rehabilitation program. Especially in the aftermath of COVID, the person-to-person contact this program offers is a critical factor in improving Veterans’ wellbeing. The dogs trained under this program will allow an additional 600 unique wounded Veterans.

Project Location: Montgomery County

Amount Requested by the Senator $550,000

Project Title: Young Men United

Recipient Name: United Way of Central Maryland

Project Purpose: The funding for United Way of Central Maryland will be allocated towards the implementation of the Young Men United program at two Baltimore high schools in the 2022-2023 school year, Benjamin Franklin High School and Patterson High School. Young Men United is an equity and education initiative designed to support young men of color with their vocational pursuits. The program aims to close the racial wealth gap through the offering of career support services while students are in high school. The program aims to serve 250 local young men of color over nine years by preparing students to enter the job force post-graduation.

Project Location: Baltimore City

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Project Title: Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program

Recipient Name: Office of the Prince George's County Executive

Project Purpose: The Youth @ Work is a summer youth enrichment program that provides students with early career trainings and work opportunities. A future issue for Prince George’s County is the significant percentage of existing employees who are eligible for retirement within the next five years. This program aims to meet the upcoming needs of the local job market by preparing students to take on jobs that will open up soon. The program will produce students who are equipped to enter the workforce in a technology-based economy, assisting with unemployment rates and the local economy.

Project Location: Prince George's County

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,070,000

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee

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Project Title: Accelerator-based neutron radiography system at Naval Surface Warfare Center

Recipient Name: Statewide

Project Purpose: This request supports the construction of an accelerator-based neutron radiography (N-ray) system at Naval Surface Warfare Center at Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Indian Head, Maryland, as eligible under a DD 1391. Indian Head NSWC is continuing construction of a system that will allow for N-ray inspection to be conducted on-site. Neutron radiography is an industrial, Non-Destructive Testing technique that can reveal features and defects such as cracks or voids in objects without dismantling or damaging them. X-ray inspections are unable to produce these same revelations. These defects can lead to unforeseen complications, such as potentially fatal misfiring of ammunition and faulty deployment of parachutes. The Navy currently uses N-ray technology to inspect Cartridge Actuated Devices and Propellant Actuated Devices (CAD/PADs). These are explosive devices installed within aircraft escape and safety systems and within personnel gear used for life-saving measures, such as aircrew ejection or parachute deployment. In a March 2022 Information Paper to Congress, the Navy said that it expects a continued need to utilize N-ray inspections for CAD/PADs and credited previous congressional investments in developing this technology as being critical in improving the function of CAD/PADs and related devices. On-site N-ray capabilities will allow NSWC Indian Head to provide timely inspections of materials and allow the facility to broaden its capacity in fulfilling a wider range of projects for the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, NASA, and other agencies that lack immediate access to N-ray technology.

Project Location: Indian Head, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $9,000,000

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee

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Project Title: 3E (ENHANCE, EMPOWER, ENRICH) Center

Recipient Name: Asian American Center of Frederick

Project Purpose: The 3E Center will provide space for programs and services for the Asian American communities in Frederick. Federal funds will be used to support the construction of the new center, which will include a daycare center, after school programs for elementary age students, a small gymnasium and multi-purpose space, and educational facilities such as classrooms, library, and a computer center.

Project Location: Frederick, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,500,000

Project Title: Aberdeen Station Square

Recipient Name: City of Aberdeen via MDOT

Project Purpose: This project would fund the site acquisition and demolition, preliminary engineering and design, and updated cost estimates for improvements to the Aberdeen Train Station. The Aberdeen Train Station is a multi-modal transportation center offering daily commuter service on Amtrak and Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) trains and the Harford Link Transit bus service. These improvements would remove the physical and economic barriers separating the City residents from U.S. Route 40, the multi-modal transportation uses, employment opportunities, and downtown services.

Project Location: Aberdeen, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $4,000,000

Project Title: Allen Pond Park

Recipient Name: City of Bowie

Project Purpose: Allen Pond Park is Bowie’s largest park with a playground, turf fields, and an amphitheater. The park is a hub for middle-income residents of all ages as it provides sport fields, an entertainment venue, cultural events, and exercise space. In a 2018 study, it was reported that out of the organized recreational sports groups in Bowie, 47.5% are Bowie residents participating in field sports and the remainder are regional users, displaying how the fields in the park serve both residents and those in the region. The investments in Allen Pond Park will allow for the space to continue to serve the middle-class residents and visitors of Bowie.

Project Location: Bowie, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,700,000

Project Title: Arena Players Incorporated - Capital Improvements 2022-2023

Recipient Name: Arena Players Incorporated

Project Purpose: Located in West Baltimore, Arena Players Incorporated is the oldest continually operating African American Community theatre in the United States. API’s current location is deteriorating and these federal funds will be used for comprehensive upgrades to the main performance space, a complete re-envisioning of the auxiliary spaces on the second and third floors, and immediate attention to the exterior, including ADA accessibility.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $4,000,000

Project Title: B360 Educational Campus

Recipient Name: I Am Mentality Inc.

Project Purpose: This project will establish a safe, permanent location for B-360’s programming and allow youth and young adults to utilize their dirt bikes in a safe place. With this new site, B-360 will solidify their impact in Baltimore by building a multi-use facility and regional hub to grow natural ingenuity by providing transferable skills and culturally relevant education. The site will serve an estimated 3000+ youth and young adults in the space annually with educational programming and divert nonviolent offenders into job and career training programs.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: BAAM Academic Center - Facilities Support Request

Recipient Name: Building African American Minds, Inc.

Project Purpose: BAAM provides student academic and social activities for Black students in Talbot County, as well as career and workforce development for youth and adults. Funds will be used to support the new BAAM Academic Center, adjacent to the BAAM Athletic Center, to house its academic and workforce services and allow to expand its student and adult participation. The BAAM Academic Center will include a library, 12 classrooms, a computer lab, a multipurpose/dining room with a commercial kitchen, a student lounge, a wellness and counseling center, and administrative offices.

Project Location: Easton, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,000,000

Project Title: Baltimore Greenway Trail Network – Critical Corridor Advancements

Recipient Name: City of Baltimore via MDOT

Project Purpose: This project would complete the Eastern Segment of the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network. This segment benefits from significant preliminary investment and are the most critical corridors to completing the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network. The Eastern Segments are in negotiations between Baltimore City and the property owners for acquisition for future trail use. Advancing these vital segments will ensure the Greenway leverages all available resources to serve the residents of Baltimore via a connected urban trail network.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,700,000

Project Title: Baltimore Penn Station Phase 2 Multimodal

Recipient Name: Central Baltimore Partnership via MDOT

Project Purpose: This project seeks funding for Phase 2 of the multimodal infrastructure and public realm improvements at Baltimore Penn Station. Prior state and federal funding requests have focused on Phase 1: The MARC/Amtrak concourse expansion and infrastructure required to make this new facility functional. Phase 2 consists of the broader connectivity improvements needed to make Baltimore Penn Station a genuine multimodal transit hub and reconnect socioeconomically and racial/ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the heart of Baltimore City.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $5,000,000

Project Title: Baltimore Pumphouse #1

Recipient Name: American Communities Trust, Inc.

Project Purpose: Built 125 years ago, the Baltimore Pumphouse was the water pumping station for East Baltimore. Today it is a multi-phased project to bring retail and restaurants back to a distressed area for the first time in 50 years. The project includes five historical buildings. These federal funds will be used to complete renovation of the Historic Garage, Stables and Historic Machine Shop, which will house a manufacturing facility, catering business, and restaurant, as well as opportunities for job training and classes.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,200,000

Project Title: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Traffic Control Tower and Airport Operation Center Program Improvements

Recipient Name: Maryland Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: The existing air traffic control tower (ACTC) at BWI Airport is the second oldest of its type in the nation and has passed its useful life, has line of sight issues, constrains growth, and lacks sufficient space to accommodate equipment or upgrades needed for mission-critical ATC services. The construction of a new ATCT at the Concourse D site approved by FAA blocks views of portions of the airfield from the existing ATCT and requires a temporary facility to be provided to control those areas. Federal funds will be used to renovate an existing unused ramp control tower to meet current building codes and provide air traffic controller equipment and communications to facilitate operations in conjunction with the existing tower during construction of the new ACTC.

Project Location: Anne Arundel, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $20,000,000

Project Title: Boys & Girls Club of Washington County Pennsylvania Avenue Clubhouse Replacement Project

Recipient Name: Boys & Girls Club of Washington County

Project Purpose: The current Boys & Girls Club clubhouse in Washington County has deteriorated to such a degree that it not only is no longer cost-effective to repair and large portions of the 28,000 square foot building now unusable. Federal funds will be used to build a new Boys & Girls Club clubhouse to provide a safe, secure, and optimized space for up to 500 youth per day, a new Teen Center, and career and workforce development programs.

Project Location: Hagerstown, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $4,000,000

Project Title: BWI Fourth Track for the MARC Train Penn Line

Recipient Name: Maryland Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: The Penn Line is MARC Train's busiest commuter rail line, with over 55 weekday trains operating between 4:00 a.m. and midnight across 77 miles of track from end-to-end. Funds will be used to design a nine-mile segment of fourth track between Grove Interlocking near Odenton, Maryland and the Winans Interlocking near Halethorpe, Maryland, passing through the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) rail station. This fourth track will ensure uninterrupted service for MTA’s Penn Line as Amtrak starts to add additional Acela service along the corridor and allow for enhanced Penn Line service in the future.

Project Location: Anne Arundel County

Amount Requested by the Senator $7,000,000

Project Title: BWI Spur Trail Extension to Nursery Road Light Rail

Recipient Name: Anne Arundel County via MDOT

Project Purpose: Anne Arundel County’s project to expand the BWI Spur Trail Extension to the Nursery Road Light Rail will expand an existing and heavily utilized pedestrian and bicycle trail to additional employment and transportation opportunities for residents for the Nursery Road Light Rail Station. This

Project Location: Anne Arundel County

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Youth Development Park Initiative in the State of Maryland

Recipient Name: Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

Project Purpose: Congressionally Directed Spending funds will allow for the expansion of the Youth Development Park Initiative to 20 additional sites within the State of Maryland. Each park is a unique multipurpose, low-maintenance facility designed to provide a cohesive outdoor recreational and educational experience for children in at-risk communities.

Project Location: Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $10,000,000

Project Title: Capital City Gateway Park

Recipient Name: City of Annapolis

Project Purpose: The City of Annapolis intends to develop Capital City Gateway Park, located in between the State Capital Campus and Rowe Boulevard. This park will encourage visitors and residents to visit the downtown area and will connect them to the Annapolis waterfront. This project aims to address the equitable access of the shoreline to the public as only 10% of the Annapolis shoreline is available for public access. The park will connect several underserved communities to the water including residents of the Old Fourth Ward and Bloomsbury Square.

Project Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: Carver Center Renovation Project

Recipient Name: Cumberland Economic Development Corporation

Project Purpose: The Carver Community Center was established in 2001 with the intent to provide the community with the necessary resources within the halls of the historic former African American school. The revitalization of the center was spearheaded in 2021 with a plan to clean up the building and begin to use it again. The building is intended to serve as the headquarters of several local nonprofits and once again be a center for community resources. However, the building has intense repair needs before it can serve its community once again.

Project Location: Cumberland, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $600,000

Project Title: Catholic Charities Intergenerational Center

Recipient Name: Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to rehabilitate a building in Greater Rosemont to serve as an Intergenerational Center and support multiple generations of a family through Head Start classes and other community programming. While federal funds will primarily contribute to renovations to the section of the building that will house a Head Start program serving 120 children, the full project will include a community health clinic, behavioral health services for teens and adults, workforce development services, afterschool tutoring and summer programs, meeting rooms and community spaces, computer labs, a playground and open spaces for families, and two basketball courts.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: College Park Community Preservation and Housing Trust

Recipient Name: College Park City-University Partnership

Project Purpose: The College Park City-University Partnership is establishing a Housing Trust program to provide affordable workforce housing and to stabilize targeted College Park neighborhoods. Today, only 6 percent of UMD faculty and staff live in College Park; many of the neighborhoods nearest the University have expensive rental properties and many potential home buyers can't access homeownership, especially in neighborhoods where home prices have soared astronomically. Federal funds will be used to purchase homes and place them into a Shared Equity Homeownership Program to support owner-occupied homeownership.

Project Location: College Park, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,500,000

Project Title: Crownsville Nonprofit Incubator and Community Space

Recipient Name: Anne Arundel County

Project Purpose: The requested funding will be used to renovate an existing space, owned by Anne Arundel County, to house a nonprofit incubator and community space that will also include wellness services and programming. The funding specifically will renovate the restrooms, floors, and plumbing of the building. The investment into the existing building aims to provide a work space that takes advantage of post-pandemic industry trends to serve the needs of community members while also supporting nonprofits that provide a social return on investment.

Project Location: Anne Arundel County

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,000,000

Project Title: Doleman Black Heritage Museum Phase 1 Pre-construction

Recipient Name: Doleman Black Heritage Museum, Inc.

Project Purpose: The Phase 1 Pre-construction activities will allow the Doleman Black Heritage Museum, Inc. to renovate an existing building that has been vacant for nearly 30 years and will serve as the future home of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum. Upon completion, individuals will be able to view the Museum's extensive collections and meet community needs through the establishment of a multimedia studio that will allow residents and students to gain exposure to media production.

Project Location: Hagerstown, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $563,000

Project Title: Druid Heights Maggie Quille Community Center

Recipient Name: Druid Heights CDC

Project Purpose: The Druid Heights CDC is a resident-driven, community-focused organization focused on development of residential and commercial properties alongside community outreach programs like housing counseling, re-entry programs, afterschool tutoring, and summer camp. Federal funds will be used to renovate the Druid Heights Maggie Quille Center to serve as a multipurpose center with two community spaces, a youth programming center, a computer lab, and nine offices. The community center also includes two vacant lots that have been transformed into a playground and outside green space.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,500,000

Project Title: Druid House Transitional Housing Center

Recipient Name: Druid Heights Community Development Corporation

Project Purpose: The Druid House Transitional Housing Program assists single parents experiencing homelessness in developing more independent living skills and stability, as they move toward a more permanent living situation. Residents receive services, including counseling and assistance in finding employment, as well as a monthly food pantry and transportation. These funds will be used for the rehabilitation of 13 apartment units located within the Druid Heights urban renewal community.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $750,000

Project Title: East Street Shared-Use Pathway: Liberty Road Bridge Crossing Construction Project

Recipient Name: City of Frederick via MDOT

Project Purpose: The City of Frederick’s project would allow for the construction of the East Street Rails with Trails: Shared-Use Pathway Liberty Road Bridge Crossing project. This a 3.7-mile, 12’-wide multi-use pathway providing access from a MARC station to the Monocacy River at the Mill Island neighborhood. This project is a key component of the City’s Shared-Use Path and On-Street Bike network expansion, designed to facilitate safe travel throughout the City of Frederick without the need or use of an automobile. The Shared-Use Path system plan consists over 25 miles spanning six corridors and connect Frederick’s downtown MARC Station with the City’s commercial corridors, residential neighborhoods, and parks.

Project Location: City of Frederick, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $4,749,000

Project Title: Eastern Bus Division Zero-Emission Conversion Project

Recipient Name: Maryland Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: The Eastern Bus Division is one of the Maryland Transit Administration’s bus maintenance and operations facilities in the Baltimore Region. The reconstruction of the Eastern Bus Division will transform the facility into an innovative, leading-edge facility that will house battery electric buses and be one of the few facilities in the United States specifically designed to address zero-emission buses.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $10,000,000

Project Title: EBDI Phase 2B Infrastructure Project

Recipient Name: East Baltimore Development, Inc. (EBDI)

Project Purpose: East Baltimore Development, Inc. is engaged in a multi-year revitalization project in the historic Middle East Neighborhood, now known as Eager Park. Federal funds will support infrastructure work at the Henderson-Hopkins Community School and commercial, retail, and residential development sites in the southeastern section of the EBDI project area including Eager Park. This work is necessary to develop new space for commercial tenants and a grocery store in what is now a food desert. Federal funds will be used to repair and upgrade public roadways, curbs and sidewalks; update streetscaping, lighting, and storm drainage systems; replace water mains and service lines; other infrastructure-related repairs and enhancements; and engineering design.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,300,00

Project Title: Electric Transit System Project

Recipient Name: City of Annapolis via MDOT

Project Purpose: The Electric Transit System Project will provide a strategic upgrade to Annapolis' public transit services, help to alleviate traffic congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and, in the short term, mitigate an acute parking shortage due to the reconstruction of the Hillman Garage. Funds will be used to purchase a new electric bus for the City’s Circulator service, four micro transit electric vehicles for a new service of short, frequent, fixed routes, and two passenger ferries for a new service to connect downtown Annapolis and Eastport, MD. Funds will also support a fare-free transit pilot program.

Project Location: City of Annapolis, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,000,000

Project Title: Elkton Colored School Museum & Cultural Center Project

Recipient Name: Elkton Colored School Museum & Cultural Center, In

Project Purpose: During the period between 1864 and 1867, a subscription school was established in Elkton, Cecil County's seat of government, for the education of the African American children. Classes were initially held in the Providence Church until the current historic structure was erected in 1880. Federal funds will be used to restore the Elkton Colored School into a catalytic center for interpreting Black heritage; stimulating affordable housing; spurring minority businesses; enhancing Financial Literacy; reducing the recidivism rate through workforce development and job readiness life skill programs, after school programs and coaching; and providing space for community involvement and engagement.

Project Location: Elkton, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $5,000,000

Project Title: End Hunger Community Economic Development Project

Recipient Name: End Hunger in Calvert County

Project Purpose: The End Hunger Community Economic Development Project serves individuals in Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s, Prince George’s, and southern Anne Arundel Counties, creating a centralized location for local organizations and nonprofits to create new opportunities for residence and address the root causes of poverty. Funds will be used to renovate facilities to support the receipt and distribution of food to food pantries, schools, and businesses serving low income families. It also includes a dedicated space for a Culinary Workforce Development Program for students with disabilities.

Project Location: Calvert, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,133,000

Project Title: Family E-Cargo Bike Lending Program

Recipient Name: Montgomery County via MDOT

Project Purpose: The Montgomery County Department of Transportation will purchase a fleet of electric cargo bikes with a variety of configurations so that families can try and identify the bike that best suits their family and lifestyle. This program will allow residents to test whether electric assist-cargo bikes are suitable for their family and reduce environmental emissions from a reduction in vehicle traffic.

Project Location: Montgomery County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $400,000

Project Title: Folklife Hub at Sandy Spring Museum

Recipient Name: Sandy Spring Museum

Project Purpose: The federal funding allocated will allow the Sandy Spring Museum to expand its physical location to include a 1,200 square foot Folklife Hub within the museum. Upon completion, the space will serve as a performance space for country folk artists who are immigrants, people of color, and members of underserved communities. This organization is unique as there is no other organization that specifically serves country folk artists. The additional space will permit the Sandy Spring Museum to continue to support artists in person as their services are currently delivered in a virtual setting as an effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project Location: Montgomery County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Project Title: Forest Park Renaissance

Recipient Name: WBC Community Development Corporation

Project Purpose: This project will acquire and revitalize the former fire station in Forest Park. The building will become the headquarters for the neighborhood associations and WBC CDC, meeting space for the delivery of housing and small business counseling and coaching services, and flex space with meeting rooms, technology lab, copy room, and business incubator suites to support the business district. The plans include the first and second floors with a third floor addition creating a mixed use property that is self-sufficient and serves the community.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,000,000

Project Title: Frederick and Pennsylvania Railroad Trail

Recipient Name: Frederick County Government via MDOT

Project Purpose: The Frederick and Pennsylvania Railroad Trail (F&P Trail) is a new, shared-use path in Frederick County that will connect the City of Frederick to the Town of Walkersville to the north. This project will result in the increased connectivity and safe and efficient mobility, both for recreational and commuting purposes. It will provide a safe and efficient way to bike, walk, jog and roller blade between the Town of Walkersville and Downtown Frederick. Funds will be used for engineering and design of phases 2 and 3 of the project from Fountain Rock Nature Center to Heritage Farm Park.

Project Location: Frederick County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $280,000

Project Title: Frederick HHS Permanent Supportive Housing, Food Distribution Center, & Soup Kitchen Upgrades Project

Recipient Name: City of Frederick, MD

Project Purpose: The Frederick Community Action Agency serves 25,000 meals per year at the Soup Kitchen and provides food for 700 households per month with the Food Bank, ranging from very low-income families who use the foodbank on a regular basis to moderate-income families who are facing a financial crisis and need temporary assistance. Federal funds will support upgrades to the food distribution center and soup kitchen, which will allow for storage and distribution of fresh food and address current operational inefficiencies. Funds will also help construct a community garden to allow for onsite production of healthy produce and professional development to improve staff’s culinary skills. Finally, the project includes the renovation of an adjacent multi-family building that has 14 rooms of permanent supportive housing to serve Frederick’s most vulnerable community members.

Project Location: Frederick, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,315,000

Project Title: Glen Avenue Road Redesign

Recipient Name: Wicomico County via MDOT

Project Purpose: Improvements to Glen Avenue Road in Salisbury are necessary to ensure that residents are able to adequately access essential services located along the roadway. With funding for the design and engineering of a redesign of the roadway, the County will be able to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and enhance the availability of public transit system access.

Project Location: Salisbury, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $250,000

Project Title: Great Allegheny Passage Spur: The Evergreen Trail

Recipient Name: Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation, Inc. via MDOT

Project Purpose: Congressionally Directed Spending funds would establish a 5 ½ mile Great Allegany Passage (GAP) spur that would enable hikers to explore the 131-acre Evergreen Heritage Center (EHC) as the GAP crosses through the EHC. The Evergreen Trail project will establish a pre-defined 4 ½ mile hiking trail that will connect the GAP to the existing mile long Evergreen Coal Trail which historically transported coal from deep hillside mines to the railroad. The resulting 5 ½ mile natural surface Evergreen Trail will make it possible for hikers and local students to discover dozens of features and exhibits of historical and environmental interest, all accessible from both the GAP and adjacent Western Maryland Scenic Railway.

Project Location: Mount Savage, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $250,000

Project Title: Green & Healthy Homes Baltimore Initiative

Recipient Name: Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Inc

Project Purpose: This project will improve housing conditions and health, energy and racial equity outcomes for 150 low-income families with children and seniors in West Baltimore. GHHBI will address the plight of unhealthy housing in Baltimore, and the United States, by eradicating the root causes of health and racial disparities arising from housing related asthma, lead poisoning, injury and energy inefficiency for the City’s low-income communities of color.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $4,000,000

Project Title: Greenmount Park in Johnston Square

Recipient Name: Rebuild Metro, Inc.

Project Purpose: The Johnston Square is an underserved neighborhood that is currently the site of the Johnston Square Gateway Project, an effort to build over 200 mixed-income homes and a series of new commercial spaces over the next five years. These federal funds will convert four acres of vacant and dilapidated land into a modernized and sustainable greenspace that will offer high-quality amenities like play spaces, fitness stations, and shade trees to the Johnston Square community and provide a high-quality lit practice field for St. Frances Academy's football team. The park will be designed to serve as a place for Johnston Square families to play and exercise and as a locus of community gatherings, events, and other social activities like farmers markets and festivals for local residents. The project will also serve to connect the neighborhood to the Jones Falls Trail and East Coast Greenway, allowing greater access to Penn Station, Druid Hill Park, and other city amenities.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Project Title: Henderson Crossing Townhome Project, 52 Homes, 32 Rehabbed Homes & 14 New Homes

Recipient Name: City Life Community Builders Ltd.

Project Purpose: Directly across from the Henderson Hopkins K-8 School is a vacant housing site that is becoming a health and safety issue. The conditions of these four blocks of blighted homes pose a danger to the community as they encase lead paint, asbestos, and other hazardous materials. The City Life Community Builders aims to transform this space with the development of 52 homes that will remove the safety and health hazard of the properties and turn them into affordable housing for Baltimore City families instead.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,700,000

Project Title: I-81 Phases 3-4 Reconstruction

Recipient Name: Maryland Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: I-81 serves as a key shipping and logistics spine up and down the East Coast. Ensuring more reliable and consistent free-flow operations will encourage continued growth of the corridor's warehousing and supply chain industry. Funds will be used for preliminary engineering and design of phases 3 and 4 of the I-81 widening project.

Project Location: Washington County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $10,000,000

Project Title: Improvements to student residences and nursing, kitchen and dining facilities at The Benedictine School for Exceptional Children, Inc.

Recipient Name: The Benedictine Certified Special Education School

Project Purpose: For more than 60 years, the Benedictine School for Exceptional Children, Inc. has been educating and training students and adults with severe intellectual, developmental, or multiple disabilities. Students on the autism spectrum now comprise at least 80% of the school population. Benedictine's offerings include a residential program for students ages 5 to 21 and it is one of largest special education residential programs in the state. The federal funds requested will provide for new student residences, program space, multi-purpose sensory/recreational spaces, a family visiting area, a state-of-the art nursing station, and an updated kitchen and dining facility.

Project Location: Ridgely, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,600,000

Project Title: Increasing Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity in South Baltimore/North Anne Arundel County

Recipient Name: Greater Baybroook Alliance, Inc. via MDOT

Project Purpose: The requested funds will be used to implement the Phase 1 construction of a 3.5-mile shared-use path, building on a 4-year process of developing community-informed 100% designed plans. It would construct a pedestrian/bicycle path to connect the Gwynns Falls Trail through south Baltimore into northern Anne Arundel County. Closing the 3-mile gap will create a network of over 25 miles of trails for safe and reliable pedestrian and bicycle transportation, and link Marylanders to a wide range of local and regional amenities.

Project Location: Anne Arundel County

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,200,000

Project Title: Indian Head Community Redevelopment

Recipient Name: Town of Indian Head

Project Purpose: Federal funds will be utilized for the redevelopment of three vacant properties and a vacant lot. The space will be transformed into a planting garden and a raingarden with parking spaces that will help the surrounding resources such as the Indian Head Rail Trail, Riverwalk, and other community events. The sustainable revitalization efforts will assist in attracting new economic opportunities to Indian Head.

Project Location: Indian Head, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $750,000

Project Title: JCS Community Living Group Home Renovations

Recipient Name: Jewish Community Services - Baltimore

Project Purpose: JCS provides a lifetime commitment of care, support, and guidance for people with disabilities in Maryland through 24-hour supervision, staffing, nursing, and other supportive services to 29 low and moderate income, developmentally disabled residents who live in one of nine Alternative Living units (ALU) in the Baltimore area. These federal funds will allow JCS to complete necessary renovations and accessibility modifications that will allow the residents to continue to live safely and remove barriers to mobility within the homes.

Project Location: Baltimore County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $759,000

Project Title: L E J Community Center

Recipient Name: L E J Empowerment, Inc

Project Purpose: L E J Community Center project involves the design and construction of a new 25,000 square-foot community facility. The community center will include a gymnasium, indoor pool, a multipurpose room, administrative spaces, and a community meeting room with a warming kitchen. The site will be improved with parking and solar canopies.

Project Location: Ridgely, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $5,000,000

Project Title: Last Mile Park

Recipient Name: American Communities Trust, Inc.

Project Purpose: Last Mile Park is a one-mile urban ecological and public art trail that will loop through Amtrak’s eight overpasses, making it safe for residents north of the tracks to access the many publicly-funded amenities-parks, playgrounds and retail-to the south. Last Mile Park is planned as a one-mile urban ecological and public art trail that will loop through Amtrak's eight overpasses. The trail will take pedestrians on a tour of sculptural art, permanent artistic light installations, and green infrastructure while providing engaging information on the narratives and culture of East Baltimore and its residents. The project integrates the northern and southern neighborhoods around the railroad track, promoting one unified community. Federal funds will be used complete the remaining seven overpasses for Last Mile Park.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $5,000,000

Project Title: Liberty Community Development Corporation Food Pantry

Recipient Name: Liberty Community Development Corporation

Project Purpose: The Liberty Community Development Corporation operates a food pantry that serves individuals and families experiencing food insecurity in the Randallstown, Gwynn Oak and Windsor Mill areas of Baltimore County. These funds will be used for the planning, design, construction, repair, renovation and reconstruction of the existing food pantry to expand and improve its services.

Project Location: Baltimore County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $400,000

Project Title: Lower Shore Clinic, Inc Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Facility

Recipient Name: Lower Shore Clinic, Inc

Project Purpose: The Lower Shore Clinic, Inc Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Facility provides wraparound care and services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders, who frequently have complex health needs. Funds will be used for 21 housing units among at least 7 houses throughout the tri-county area of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. These additional units will support the expansion of psychiatric rehabilitation services and the integration of Co-Occurring Outpatient Substance Use Treatment services.

Project Location: Salisbury, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $645,000

Project Title: Mace's Lane Community Center

Recipient Name: Mace's Lane Community Center, Inc.

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to repurpose the old Mace’s Lane High School into a new Mace’s Lane Community Center. The new center will house the Edythe M. Jolley Museum and Cultural Center and the Boys and Girls Club, providing an environmentally friendly and safe facility for the arts, education, recreation, celebration, and other services. The Edythe M. Jolley Museum will tell the story of the role of African American education in America and education's role in furthering the Civil Rights Movement. The Boys and Girls Club will continue afterschool programs and mentoring for community youth. The federal funds will be used to repurpose the old Mace's Lane High School into the Mace's Lane Community Center.

Project Location: Cambridge, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,000,000

Project Title: McElderry Park Affordable Homeownership Project

Recipient Name: Southeast Community Development Corporation

Project Purpose: Since 2000, homeownership has declined in McElderry Park by almost 40% as landlords bought up properties for rentals. The pandemic subsequently sparked a home buying boom, making it more difficult for low-income buyers to compete for affordable homes. The Southeast CDC will use these federal funds to acquire vacant and distressed homes, then rehab and resell them at affordable prices to low-to-moderate-income homebuyers. Homebuyers will also have access to financial counseling and affordable loan products.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $600,000

Project Title: MD 249 St. George Island

Recipient Name: St. Mary's County via MDOT

Project Purpose: Congressionally Directed Spending would allow for a comprehensive system of storm drainage system that will help fight ongoing erosion at MD-249 St. George Island, in addition to the installation of channel-ward breakers 35 feet from the existing shoreline. This will help lower or eliminate the multiple flood events that take place on a monthly basis and damage constituent roadway access to leave the island.

Project Location: St. Mary's County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,800,000

Project Title: MD 4 Corridor and Thomas Johnson Capacity Improvements Project

Recipient Name: Maryland Department of Transportation

Project Purpose: This project will provide for the preliminary engineer funding to design upgrades to four miles of two-lane MD 4 between MD 2 and MD 235, including replacement of the Thomas Johnson Memorial Bridge over the Patuxent River. The new roadway and bridge will increase capacity and reduce congestion in this key corridor, for which no redundant Patuxent River crossing exists for nearly 20 miles despite critical industries including the Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Project Location: St. Mary's County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $10,000,000

Project Title: Medical Debt END: Education, Navigation, and Debt Relief

Recipient Name: Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition (MCRC)

Project Purpose: Using a multi-pronged service, technical assistance, outreach, and direct aid program, MCRC will improve the economic and health outcomes of low-and-moderate income households across Maryland who are currently burdened with medical debt. MCRC is proposing to bring on two complimentary staff to address this crisis, a Medical Debt Navigator and a Medical Debt Organizer.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $275,000

Project Title: Mobile Food Delivery Truck

Recipient Name: Nonprofit Prince George's County

Project Purpose: Many residents in Prince George’s County live in food deserts where they have limited access to affordable and nutritious foods and meals. These funds will allow Nonprofit Prince George’s County to purchase a mobile food delivery truck that will expand their service delivery of free foods to vulnerable residents and those in need.

Project Location: Prince George's County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $513,000

Project Title: Montgomery County Flash Bus Expansion to Howard County Maryland

Recipient Name: Montgomery County via MDOT

Project Purpose: Montgomery and Howard Counties are committed to extending the Montgomery County Flash Bus System northward from its existing terminus in Burtonsville to Downtown Columbia, including stops in Maple Lawn and the Johns Hopkins Advanced Physics Lab. Federal funds to purchase four zero-emission buses will allow a bi-county bus with peak period service (3 morning and 3 evening trips) on an hourly headway. Montgomery will purchase, own and operate the vehicles, and Howard County will fund the annual operating costs for their share of this service.

Project Location: Montgomery County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,350,000

Project Title: Montgomery County Ride On Driving Simulator Safety Program

Recipient Name: Montgomery County via MDOT

Project Purpose: Driving simulator training is a proven technology to help reduce preventable accidents in the transit industry. A driving simulator training program will be developed and implemented within Montgomery County’s Ride On Operations Safety and Training Program. These simulators will be able to address high incident events, in a safe environment, enabling Montgomery County Ride On operators to be more vigilant in service.

Project Location: Montgomery County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $588,000

Project Title: Multi Service Training Center City of Laurel, MD

Recipient Name: City of Laurel, Maryland

Project Purpose: The City of Laurel, MD intends to develop a multi-service training and employment service center that will house an overnight shelter for 60 individuals; an institutional kitchen and food pantry; post office boxes; laundry services; a computer learning & career assistance center with library; space for onsite physicians and dentists; office space for case workers, counselors, and other related social services; a centralized reception area with dining and lounge space; and some recreational use space. The facility will also include a clothing distribution center and police security office. Federal funds will be used to support renovations of the existing structure.

Project Location: Laurel, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,000,000

Project Title: New Shiloh Cultural Arts and Recreation Center

Recipient Name: New Shiloh Community Development Corporation

Project Purpose: Funds will be used to support the construction of the New Shiloh Cultural Arts and Recreation Center, which is the 8th and final project in the development plan for New Shiloh Village. The Center will service the Village and Greater Mondawmin area with basketball camps, track and field training, weight and exercise rooms, tutoring programs, and mentoring for local youth. It will also house existing programs, including the Carter Children Center for tutoring, the Mentoring Male Youth Program, Senior Exercise Programs, the YMCA Head Start Program, and health screening provided by Bon Secours Health Care.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $4,000,000

Project Title: Northwest Regional Park Enhancements

Recipient Name: Baltimore County Government

Project Purpose: The Baltimore County Government requests funding for the design and construction of water play facilities at Northwest Regional Park in Western Baltimore County. The request meets the needs expressed by community members through a 2022 survey indicating a strong desire for water-based recreational facilities as the surrounding areas do not have access to waterfront beaches, parks, or outdoor pools. The investment in the park will give community members increased access to a park space to enjoy.

Project Location: Baltimore County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $4,000,000

Project Title: Odenton MARC Station Development

Recipient Name: Anne Arundel County via MDOT

Project Purpose: This project will accelerate the transit oriented development of the Odenton MARC Station. The project will expand and enhance parking options for MARC commuters and develop a mix of commercial, retail, and housing uses that allow for more County residents to utilize the MARC Station.

Project Location: Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $5,000,000

Project Title: Park Heights Belvedere Place Affordable Rental Housing

Recipient Name: BRIDGES Community Development Corporation

Project Purpose: The Belvedere Place Apartments project, a transformational mixed-use apartment complex, will lead the way for significant investment in the West Belvedere Avenue corridor across the street from the Pimlico Race Course by creating affordable rental housing. Funds will be used support construction of a 154-unit affordable apartment building to provide quality housing for families with low and moderate incomes that are 60% or less of the Area Medium Income. The facility will also include an internal court yard, fitness center, park, and gathering space for the community.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $8,000,000

Project Title: Park Heights Library

Recipient Name: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Project Purpose: The Community of Park Heights includes 25,000 residents and has been without a library since the former Pimlico Branch Library closed over seventeen years ago. The closure has severely limited the community's access to information and impacted an entire generation of potential users including generations of children who never experienced a neighborhood library. Funds will be used to construct a new library in the Park Heights community at the intersection of Park Heights and Woodland Avenues.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $10,000,000

Project Title: Parole Transportation Center

Recipient Name: Anne Arundel County via MDOT

Project Purpose: This project will provide a multi-modal transportation center in Parole at the Westfield Annapolis Mall. The facility will serve existing local and regional bus service, but will also be designed as an intermodal hub with possible future connectivity to modes such as bikeshare, carshare, and ride hailing services.

Project Location: Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $5,000,000

Project Title: Pathway to Equity for People with Disabilities Begins in Rural Maryland

Recipient Name: The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, Inc.

Project Purpose: The Arc Central Chesapeake Region serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the Eastern Shore. Funds will be used to support development of The Arc at Port Street facility, which will provide counseling, day services, and a community gathering space for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc at Port Street is being developed alongside The Residences at Port Street, which will provide quality affordable housing. This project will allow The Arc to grow its Eastern Shore programs by at least 60%, serving a minimum of 150 people by 2025, so that people with disabilities can live, work, and connect within their community.

Project Location: Easton, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $750,000

Project Title: Pedestrian Bridge over Rt. 113 at Bay Street in Berlin

Recipient Name: Town of Berlin via MDOT

Project Purpose: The creation of RT. 113 divided the Town of Berlin. Residents who live west of RT. 113 have access to the town's only grocery store, healthcare providers, Town Hall, and Worcester County library without having to cross a major highway. However, the residents who live east of RT. 113 lack safe access to these vital services. Funds will be used to construct a pedestrian bridge to improve pedestrian safety and increase interconnectability between the neighborhoods and districts in town.

Project Location: Berlin, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,000,000

Project Title: Perkins Homes Redevelopment

Recipient Name: Urban Strategies, Inc.

Project Purpose: The City of Baltimore and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) have been working to redevelop hundreds of public housing units at the Perkins-Somerset-Old Town sites into a vibrant, mixed-income community and to make major investments in improving neighborhood and resident outcomes. These federal funds will be used to complete construction and ensure the timely delivery of 802 units of mixed-income housing, which will surround a large central park and be anchored by the new K-8 City Springs School.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $15,000,000

Project Title: Perryville Police Department Outreach Program Pole Barn Supported by the Harford and Cecil County Boys and Girls Club

Recipient Name: Town Of Perryville

Project Purpose: The Perryville Police Department Outreach Program Pole Barn project will expand the number of children served by the program through the establishment of a permanent site. The program focuses on working with children from low to moderate income families to equip them with the skills and knowledge that will be necessary in life and end the cycle of poverty and help provide children with the resources needed in order to succeed such as mentoring, meals, and recreational activities.

Project Location: Perryville, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $375,000

Project Title: PIA Hagerstown Campus Expansion Project

Recipient Name: Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics – Hagerstown

Project Purpose: This project will support the 10,000 square foot expansion of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics- Hagerstown to house the growing program for Aviation Maintenance Technicians. The additional space for the program will allow the Institute to increase their current enrollment by 20% and focus on bringing equity to underserved populations by offering flexible educational opportunities for nontraditional students and underrepresented groups. The services housed by the additional space will address the labor needs of the high-preforming and resilient aviation industry while promoting economic growth and diversified training opportunities for underserved populations in the region.

Project Location: Hagerstown, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,694,000

Project Title: Preservation and Restoration of the Pleasant View Historic Site

Recipient Name: Pleasant View Historical Association

Project Purpose: The Pleasant View Historic Site was the center of an African American Community in Montgomery County for more than 100 years, and serves as an example of how free African American communities in Maryland and across the country came together and sustained themselves after the Civil War. These funds will be used to renovate and stabilize deteriorated buildings on the site that they can be safe to reopen to the public for tours and meetings and allow the Pleasant View Historical Association to expand existing educational partnerships with Montgomery County Schools and the University of Shady Grove.

Project Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $942,000

Project Title: Prioritizing Accessibility in Gateway Transit Corridors

Recipient Name: City of Baltimore via MDOT

Project Purpose: This project will upgrade ½ linear mile on a gateway transit corridor to full accessibility in compliance with compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This includes improvements to sidewalk, curb ramp, pedestrian signal, pavement markings and removal of obstructions (utility poles) within the sidewalk walk accessible path.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,000,000

Project Title: Revitalization and Restoration of the North and South Park Squares of Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore City

Recipient Name: Mount Vernon Place Conservancy

Project Purpose: Mount Vernon Place is a public park in Baltimore that is a crumbling and unstable infrastructure in Baltimore City in need of federal investment for revitalization and restoration of the park. As the first monument to honor George Washington in the United States, the park is a registered National Historic Landmark District. In the heart of Baltimore City, Mount Vernon Place serves the diverse and middle class neighborhoods that surround the park through the various festivals, concerts, and events that are held on park grounds. The renovation of the park will historically preserve the park while adding 21st century updates for additional events to be held here and for visitors and residents to enjoy for years to come.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,000,000

Project Title: River Park at Canal Place Trails and Trail Connections

Recipient Name: Canal Place Preservation & Development Authority via MDOT

Project Purpose: In 2018 the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority created River Park, which included completing the North Branch River Trail, whitewater features, access to the river for boating and fishing, and the creation of a variety of trails and trail connections as a destination for hikers and bikers, and for use by local residents. Federal funding for the trail section of the park consists of trail design, engineering, and construction of the on-grade trail system, the wetland trail boardwalk, an overlook on the trail, a small pedestrian bridge, railing, landscaping, interpretative and wayfinding signage, and a paved parking area. The trail will also provide safe passage into the newly designed downtown Cumberland Historic District.

Project Location: Cumberland, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $6,000,000

Project Title: River Park at Canal Place, North Branch Water Trail

Recipient Name: Canal Place Preservation & Development Authority via MDOT

Project Purpose: Creating a River Park in the North Branch of the Potomac River in Downtown Cumberland is hindered by the existing Cumberland dam. The Dam requires waterway users to carry their vessels over land around the dam to access the downstream portion of the river, and it creates a safety risk. The removal of the Cumberland Dam will allow for the completion of the River Park and its amenities.

Project Location: Cumberland, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $6,000,000

Project Title: Riverside Park Improvements

Recipient Name: City of Baltimore

Project Purpose: The Riverside Park Pool was the first integrated swimming pool in Baltimore City in 1962. The late Congressman Elijah Cummings famously integrated the pool in 1962 at the age of 11 and upon completion of the improvements, the pool and bathhouse house will be named in honor of the Congressman. Currently Riverside Park averages a total over 100,000 visitors per year and has hosted a total 110 events, activities, and program league. Funds will be used for design and construction of renovations to the existing bathhouse and pool, including new locker rooms, covered pavilions, courtyard, shade structures, a splash pad/ wading pool, new pool decking, and upgraded pool systems.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $4,000,000

Project Title: Rosa's House

Recipient Name: L.A.M.B., Inc., CDC

Project Purpose: This project will serve as a safe sanctuary for families, women, and children who have survived domestic violence and abuse. Funds will be used to build an emergency housing facility for 50-70 families, including 100 beds, playrooms for the children, community space, and a kitchen and dining area. Rosa’s House will also assist residents in finding permanent housing and other services and will provide individual and family counseling and healthcare services.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $250,000

Project Title: Salisbury - Wicomico Regional Airport - Wetland Mitigation for Runway Extension

Recipient Name: Wicomico County, Government

Project Purpose: The Salisbury – Wicomico Regional Airport plans to extend Runway 14-32 to meet existing performance needs of the incumbent air carrier, secure air service and airline jobs in the region, and provide for future needs to support demand and growth of the airport. Funds will be used to address wetland mitigation necessary to allow Runway 14-32 to be extended by 1200 feet in a sustainable way.

Project Location: Salisbury, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $5,000,000

Project Title: Salisbury Rail-Trail and Mobility Enhancement Project

Recipient Name: City of Salisbury via MDOT

Project Purpose: The Rail-Trail is an essential component of the City of Salisbury's transformation as a welcoming and walkable city. The proposed Trail addresses a critical missing piece to the City's existing Trail network: a comfortable, safe, and centrally located mobility network that serves both recreation and transportation purposes. The Rail-Trail will serve as the centerpiece and spine of Salisbury's active transportation network, connecting residents, employees, students, and visitors to key destinations across Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore. Upon completion, the Trail will connect Salisbury to the City of Fruitland in the south and the Town of Delmar in the north. Funds will be used to complete 1.6 miles of the City’s Rail Trail.

Project Location: Salisbury, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $6,138,000

Project Title: Secure Bike Parking Facilities in Bethesda and Silver Spring

Recipient Name: Montgomery County via MDOT

Project Purpose: Montgomery County is committed to working to address the climate crisis on multiple fronts. Increasing the mode share of bicycling is a critical part of that effort. However, if people are worried their bicycle will be stolen or vandalized while parked, they are much less likely to travel by bike. This project will provide secure bike parking facilities in downtown Bethesda and downtown Silver Spring. Both proposed facilities are adjacent to transit hubs and the Capital Crescent Trail and are within major mixed-use downtown areas.

Project Location: Montgomery County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $428,000

Project Title: Somerset County Community Center

Recipient Name: Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Project Purpose: This project will construct a 10,000 to 15,000 square foot Community Center at Somerset County’s current outdoor recreation facility. This project will include a new double court gym, with track, activity and meeting rooms, administrative space and a synthetic turf field. Presently there is no facility like this in Somerset County but there is a tremendous need for such an amenity.

Project Location: Somerset County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $5,000,000

Project Title: South Entrance Trail – T-7107

Recipient Name: Howard County via MDOT

Project Purpose: Howard County’s Patuxent Branch Trail is currently disconnected from the Downtown Columbia multi-use pathway project. This request would connect the existing Patuxent Branch Trail with future development opportunities and provide a car-free connection from Downtown Columbia to Savage, Maryland.

Project Location: Howard County

Amount Requested by the Senator $5,900,000

Project Title: Southern Maryland Rapid Transit (SMRT)

Recipient Name: Charles and Prince George's Counties via MDOT

Project Purpose: This project will support the design, engineering, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, and secure a Record of Decision for the development of a 19-mile fixed-route, high capacity transit service from the Branch Avenue Metrorail Station in Camp Springs to Waldorf/White Plains. The SMRT transit corridor benefits the resident population of approximately 439,000 with an estimated ridership of 28,000 people in Prince George’s and Charles Counties. This high-capacity transit service will alleviate one of the worst documented commutes in the Country, ignite job growth in Regional Activity Centers, help to correct the jobs imbalance between the western and eastern side of the D.C. metropolitan area, and invigorate the economy of Maryland. As the only region west of the Chesapeake Bay without high-capacity transit, this project is critical in bringing much needed relief to an area that is primarily limited to two constrained highway corridors. Completion of this project will ultimately bring economic and racial equity to this majority-minority region through job creation and job access. The increased employment and property values resulting from rapid transit are projected to expand the tax base by $5 Billion to $6 Billion, which in itself would cover the construction cost of the project.

Project Location: Charles County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $10,000,000

Project Title: Southern Views Multi-Family Workforce Housing Project

Recipient Name: Mary Harvin Community Development Corporation

Project Purpose: The Workforce Housing Project is part of the East Baltimore Revitalization Project, which aims to transform the neighborhood and encourage residents to stay long-term. Federal funds will be used to support construction of housing units for the Mary Harvin Transformation Center trainees, recent graduates, and their families, giving them a safe and stable home as they develop their skills and find new careers.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $4,100,000

Project Title: Sparrows Point/Broening Interchange Planning

Recipient Name: Baltimore County via via MDOT

Project Purpose: These funds will allow for the initial planning of a full interchange near Tradepoint Atlantic and I-695 to assist in the increasing industrial expansion and related traffic. This would The Sparrows Point interchange would maximize the potential redevelopment activities at Tradepoint Atlantic, allow for truck avoidance of the toll plaza, and would reduce truck traffic impacting residential communities on Dundalk Avenue and Holabird Avenue. Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) has completed a point-to-point study for this project location.

Project Location: Baltimore County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,000,000

Project Title: St. Mary's County Sidewalk Retrofit

Recipient Name: St. Mary's County via MDOT

Project Purpose: Residents in Lexington Park need safe pedestrian access on Pegg Road, which serves medium to high density homes, senior living, and a recently constructed affordable housing development. The road also carries a high volume of NAS Pax River base traffic. This project would create a continuous, safe sidewalk system for the residents in the community.

Project Location: St. Mary's County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $300,000

Project Title: St. Michaels Community Center Capital Renovation

Recipient Name: St. Michaels Community Center

Project Purpose: The current St. Michaels Community Center is in a World War II era former lumber warehouse that with no windows, limited accessibility, no insulation, and only partial HVAC. These federal funds will allow for the renovation of the building to allow the Community Center to expand their services, including a commercial kitchen with a new Culinary Arts Workforce Development Program to enroll unemployed individuals and those with barriers to employment to learn food preparation skills while expanding the Community Food Distribution Program. The Center will also include equipped classrooms for after-school programs, summer, camp, and adult education, along with a Technology Center to provide online classes from Chesapeake College and serve as a home for a retail entrepreneurship training program.

Project Location: St. Michaels, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Project Title: The HAVEN

Recipient Name: L.A.M.B., Inc. CDC

Project Purpose: The HAVEN project will provide healthy food alternatives for residents living in a food desert, office space for conducting job training and internship opportunities, job training opportunities, and food pantry space for our continued food distributions. Funds will be used to erect a four-story food eatery and office space project that will serve more than 500 community residences, local businesses, and the District Court House, located in the North Avenue area of East Baltimore City.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $250,000

Project Title: The Havre de Grace Colored School Preservation and Restoration Project

Recipient Name: The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultu

Project Purpose: The Havre de Grace Colored School was built in 1912 as a primary school for African American students and was expanded in 1936 to include the first public high school for African American students. These buildings are an essential piece of Maryland’s history and stand today as a reminder and an educational opportunity of the African American history on the eastern shore. The Restoration and Preservation Project aims to fix the urgent issues the building is facing in order to protect the artifacts inside of the building and the actual building itself so it can be used as a cultural and community center.

Project Location: Havre de Grace, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $5,000,000

Project Title: The International Black Fire Fighters Museum and Safety Education Center

Recipient Name: African American Fire Fighters Historical Society

Project Purpose: Congressionally Directed Spending will allow the African American Fire Fighters Historical Society to purchase and restore the historic Oliver Community Firehouse into the International Black Fire Fighter Museum & Safety Education Center. The Museum and Safety Education Center will preserve not only the building but the long history of Black Firefighters working to protect their communities and share their stories with future generations. The museum aims to educate individuals about the work of African American firefighters but also inspire a new generation of fire fighters and people who are conscious of fire safety.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,000,000

Project Title: The Juanita Jackson Mitchell Legal Center

Recipient Name: Beloved Community Services Corporation

Project Purpose: Juanita Jackson Mitchell was the first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and practice law in the state of Maryland. Attorney Jackson Mitchell's law office in Baltimore has long been vacant and was purchased by Beloved Community Services Corporation as part of its efforts to preserve properties of historical significance to the African-American community and restore neighborhoods that have been destroyed by the long-standing practice of redlining and decades of governmental and institutional neglect. ROAR, a project of Mitchell's alma mater, University of Maryland, Baltimore, is a multi-disciplinary center where survivors of crime, violence, and harm can access wraparound legal, case management, and mental health services in one place, which research shows provides the best outcomes for survivors whose needs are myriad and complex. Funds will be used to renovate, restore and maintain the Juanita Jackson Mitchell Legal Center, and to provide initial funding for a satellite office of Rebuild, Overcome, and Rise (ROAR) Center of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,750,000

Project Title: The Star Community Family Life Center

Recipient Name: MSBC Five Star Program, Inc.

Project Purpose: The Star Community Family Life Center will turn a former body shop into a space for a variety of multi-generational programs and services including the Youth 360 Program; supportive physical and mental health counseling and services offered to youth and adults; recreational space for activities; and meeting and training space for seminars, classes and workforce development. Federal funds will support the renovation.

Project Location: Baltimore County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,700,000

Project Title: Town of Grantsville Pedestrian Safety

Recipient Name: Town of Grantsville via MDOT

Project Purpose: The eastern portion of the town of Grantsville is a popular spot for commercial business, parks and historic features. This area near the historic Casselman Bridge is also part of a designated Arts & Entertainment District. Pedestrian traffic has increased as the area has become more popular. Currently, a sidewalk extends from Main Street east to the access road to the Casselman River State Park, but there is great need to extend that sidewalk along Route 40. Funds will be used to construct a sidewalk along National Pike/Route 40 between the access road for the Casselman River Bridge State Park and River Road.

Project Location: Grantsville, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,940,000

Project Title: Trail Spurs and Connectors

Recipient Name: Anne Arundel County via MDOT

Project Purpose: This funding will be used to accelerate the design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of spurs and connectors to the major trails traversing the Anne Arundel County. The new trails will help connect local trails with national trails including the East Coast Greenway and the American Discovery Trail.

Project Location: Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,500,000

Project Title: Transit Facility Feasibility (DPW&T)

Recipient Name: Prince George's County via MDOT

Project Purpose: As the County transit system grows, the Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) needs an additional facility to store and maintain fixed route vehicles as capacity of the current primary facility has been exceeded thus impacting service delivery to our citizens, many of whom rely on this service as their primary means of transportation.

Project Location: Prince George's County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,500,000

Project Title: US 50/301 Pedestrian and Bicycle Overpass, Stevensville MD

Recipient Name: Queen Anne's County via MDOT

Project Purpose: Queen Anne’s County’s transportation needs are unique in that Kent Island’s entire geography is bisected by U.S. 50/301 and creates challenges in connecting parallel transportation network. This project will create the first pedestrian and bicycle overpass over U.S. 50/301 in the County and connect the County’s existing trail networks. This will allow pedestrians to safely cross without encountering vehicle traffic, making the Island safety for resident and tourist access to employment, schools, services, parks, and retail opportunities.

Project Location: Queen Anne's County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $3,500,000

Project Title: Vacant and Blighted Property Demolition & Relocation

Recipient Name: City of Baltimore

Project Purpose: The effects of more than a century of explicit and implicit segregation are evidenced inventory of nearly 15,000 vacant properties that Baltimore City works every day to maintain. The number of vacant properties in Baltimore City are directly tied to suburban flight and lack of access to capital to maintain homes to build intergenerational wealth. These properties contribute to neighborhood blight and are safety hazards for the community. Funds will be used for demolition in neighborhoods with a concentration of vacant properties and stabilization of vacant properties to ready them for future acquisition and rehabilitation.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $4,000,000

Project Title: Washington County, Maryland - Halfway Boulevard Extended

Recipient Name: Washington County via MDOT

Project Purpose: Through the completion of the Halfway Boulevard Extended project, Washington County residents will have reduced congestion and emergency response times along MD-63 as the result of a new four-lane roadway. This alternative to I-81 and 70 is important for the County’s overall transportation network.

Project Location: Hagerstown, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $1,000,000

Project Title: West Baltimore Teen Achievement Center

Recipient Name: 10:12 Sports Inc.

Project Purpose: This request would fund the first phase of the West Baltimore Teen Achievement Center project for the purchase of a facility to provide community services to 13-21 year old males who live in historically marginalized areas in West Baltimore. The young men receive job training, mentorship, and leadership development, overall strengthening community bonds and reducing crime rates among young adults in West Baltimore. Upon completion of the project, the center will be a location for the program to administer its services and serve as a vital space within the community.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Project Title: West East Express (WEE) and College Creek Connector Trails Project

Recipient Name: City of Annapolis via MDOT

Project Purpose: The West East Express (WEE) and the College Creek Connector Trails are two connected and high priority trail projects underway in Annapolis that will dramatically expand the City’s trail network. This request would be used to build a significant portion of the West East Express and complete the design work on the College Creek Connector. The proposed trail alignments are long deferred visions that after many years of discussion and recent feasibility studies have succeeded in gaining significant local community support.

Project Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $2,750,000

Project Title: Woods Road Improvements

Recipient Name: Dorchester County via MDOT

Project Purpose: Woods Road in Dorchester County is a highly traveled road that needs improvements to improve safety and access on the corridor. Funds will be used to pave and paint through lanes and turning lanes, and make drainage improvements.

Project Location: Dorchester County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $500,000

Project Title: Worcester County Housing Rehabilitation Program

Recipient Name: Worcester County Government

Project Purpose: Worcester County’s Housing Rehabilitation Program currently assists local homeowners by paying for housing rehabilitation costs. These federal funds will continue that effort to assist single family homeowners and rental properties with necessary rehabilitation projects to bring properties up to applicable building codes and standards, including roof replacements, lead abatement, accessibility features, energy efficient windows, and plumbing upgrades.

Project Location: Worcester County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $100,000

Project Title: Worcester County Recreation Center Youth Zone

Recipient Name: Worcester County Government

Project Purpose: This project will provide a new dedicated space for Worcester County’s After School Zone, Summer Camp, and other youth programs within the existing Worcester County Recreation Center. The new space would offer a designated space for youth programming and classes, in addition to restrooms, meeting space, and separate entrance, while freeing up and modernizing the current space utilized for youth activities.

Project Location: Worcester County, Maryland

Amount Requested by the Senator $750,000