ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced the launch of Connect Maryland, a transformative new initiative to supercharge the State of Maryland’s broadband investment with a total new investment of $400 million to fully address the digital divide. The governor made the announcement in Snow Hill, where he was joined by Senate President Bill Ferguson, House … Continue reading Governor Hogan Announces $400 Million for Universal Broadband for Maryland
Governor Hogan announced in a statement this week that nearly $30 million in grants have been awarded to fund broadband infrastructure projects throughout the state. District 1 (Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties) will have $5,435,151 total in grants for expansion of existing broadband infrastructure and building new ones. Different contractors will be awarded parts of … Continue reading Hogan Announces Broadband Funding
On July 7, 2021, the Board of Public Works will be reviewing requests for funding for projects across District 1. Below are all of the projects looking for funds: District 1A: A request from the Department of Natural Resources to commit $80,310.00 in funding from the Community Parks and Playground Program to upgrade the playground equipment and … Continue reading Funding for District 1
Today the Republican Caucus sent a letter to Secretary Tiffany Robinson of the Maryland Department of Labor. The Caucus called upon Secretary Robinson to open up the work search requirement for people getting unemployment benefits. As of now, the state does not require anyone to be actively searching for a job while receiving unemployment benefits … Continue reading Republican Caucus Letter to Secretary Robinson
Since March of last year, we have experienced a pandemic unlike any other. It has taken a financial, mental, and emotional toll on our region, state, and country. That is not to mention the horrible loss of life we have suffered throughout this time as well. With many now out of work or in tough … Continue reading Office of Post Pandemic Opportunities
Below is the Governor's statement on the federal funds that have been allocated to the State of Maryland from the American Rescue Plan Act. You can read the full details below and watch the brief press conference as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxGLXs-zAgE The major components of the bipartisan agreement to provide targeted relief are: $1.1 billion in … Continue reading American Rescue Plan Funding
On Friday March 12, the Western Maryland Delegation discussed the unemployment and impact of COVID-19 in the region. Unemployment claims have skyrocketed since the pandemic began in 2020. With that there has been over $10.3 billion given out in both state and federal benefits. Unfortunately, there has been some fraudsters including out-of-state claims and in-state … Continue reading Western Maryland Delegation
With the passing of the American Rescue Plan Act, Senator Ben Cardin's office has passed on to our office (and others) the State and Local Guide. It is included below and gives detail to the amount money being allocated to jurisdictions, funds, grants, vaccine distribution, and many other things. Allegany and Washington Counties themselves are … Continue reading The American Rescue Plan Act
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The Maryland Department of Housing and Development awarded a total of $259,003 in economic recovery aid to Cumberland, Frostburg, and Williamsport, District 1C's largest communities. It is a great step and investment in our state's recovery from this pandemic! Below is the full list of municipalities that also received aid from the State.