Earmark Requests

St Michaels, Maryland

Agriculture & Food and Drug Administration Appropriations Subcommittee

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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 Funded: $34,000


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 Funded: $985,000


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 Funded: $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 Funded: $375,000

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Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee

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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 Funded: $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 Funded: $500,000


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 Funded: $500,000


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 Funded: $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 Funded: $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 Funded: $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 Funded: $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 Funded: $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 Funded: $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 Funded: $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 Funded: $960,000

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Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee

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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 Funded: $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 Funded: $750,000


Project Title: 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 Funded: $1,000,000

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Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee

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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 Funded: $257,000


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

Recipient Name: Baltimore Community Lending

Project Purpose: Baltimore Community Lending (BCL) has served the Baltimore community since 1989 with flexible financial resources. Funds will be used to acquire a facility to house their Small Business Development and Resource Center to serve as an accessible facility for community meetings, skill trainings, and other educational activities. The Center will provide co-working and business incubation space as well as legal services and support on accounting, procurement, insurance, and other technical assistance to develop start-up businesses.

Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland

Amount Funded: $1,000,000


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 Funded: $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 Funded: $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 Funded: $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 Funded: $418,000


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 Funded: $1,000,000


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

Recipient Name: The Universities at Shady Grove

Project Purpose: The Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) Equity Incubator pilot program works to inspire, discover, develop, and empower entrepreneurial talent among USG students and across Montgomery County, expanding a culture of innovation by facilitating and accelerating the entrepreneurial journey for emerging entrepreneurs. Funds will allow USG to expand the Equity Incubator to 200 venture teams and establish the infrastructure and practices needed to sustain it at scale on an ongoing basis through the hiring of culturally representative mentors, expanding program offerings, and continuing to provide services after completion of the Equity Incubator pilot program.

Project Location: Rockville, Maryland

Amount Funded: $956,000


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 Funded: $2,000,000

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Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee

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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 Funded: $41,000


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 Funded: $1,125,000


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 Funded: $1,537,000

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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 Funded: $250,000


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 Funded: $389,000


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 Funded: $500,000


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 Funded: $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 Funded: $2,250,000


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 Funded: $911,000


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 Funded: $1,000,000

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

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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 Funded: $425,000


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 Funded: $1,200,000


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 Funded: $638,000


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 Funded: $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 Funded: $900,000


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 Funded: $390,000


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 Funded: $699,000


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 Funded: $500,000


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 Funded: $1,300,000


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 Funded: $375,000


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 Funded: $473,000


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 Funded: $1,000,000


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 Funded: $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 Funded: $1,995,000


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 Funded: $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 Funded: $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 Funded: $963,000


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 Funded: $60,000


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 Funded: $971,000


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 Funded: $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 Funded: $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 Funded: $2,500,000


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 Funded: $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 Funded: $1,400,000


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 Funded: $539,000

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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 Funded: $1,700,000


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 Funded: $2,000,000


Project Title: BAAM Academic Center

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 Funded: $1,000,000


Project Title: Baltimore Pumphouse Renovation of Buildings

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 Funded: $3,200,000


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 Funded: $1,750,000


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 Funded: $2,500,000


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 Funded: $563,000


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 Funded: $750,000


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 Funded: $1,133,000


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 Funded: $3,000,000


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 Funded: $250,000


Project Title: Greenmount Park in Johnston Square – Vacant Land Conversion

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 Funded: $500,000


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 Funded: $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 Funded: $760,000


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 Funded: $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 Funded: $645,000


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 Funded: $600,000


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 Funded: $513,000


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 Funded: $2,000,000


Project Title: Pathway to Equity for People with Disabilities Begins in Rural Maryland – The Arc at Port Street Facility

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 Funded: $750,000


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 Funded: $943,000


Project Title: Renovation of Arena Players Incorporated

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 Funded: $4,000,000


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 Funded: $6,000,000


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 Funded: $250,000


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 Funded: $3,259,000


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 Funded: $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 Funded: $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 Funded: $250,000


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 Funded: $100,000

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