FY23 Community Funding Project Requests

This year, the Appropriations Committee is considering requests from Senators for Congressionally Directed Spending investments designed to benefit their states and communities. Only state and local governments and 501(c)(3) nonprofits are eligible for Congressionally Directed Spending, and projects must qualify for specific purposes within each Appropriations subcommittee. In order to ensure accountability and transparency, Senator Van Hollen is disclosing his requests in alphabetical order within the relevant subcommittee. Disclosures will be released in accordance with the deadlines set forth by the Committee. 

Energy and Water

Project Name: Chesapeake Bay Oyster Recovery

Project Location: Talbot County, MD

Applicant: Army Corps of Engineers (Civil)

Amount Requested: $4,000,000

Description: Funds will be used to continue oyster restoration projects in Maryland and Virginia, including constructing and rehabilitating reefs and planting oysters. Federal restoration funding has led to significant improvements in oyster population in the Bay.

 

Project Name: Cybersecurity Education Research Training (CERT) Center for Critical Infrastructure (CI) at University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Project Location: Princess Anne, MD

Applicant: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Amount Requested: $468,000

Description: Funds will be used to establish the Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Training Center for Critical Infrastructure at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). This facility will conduct research to protect critical infrastructure for energy and water systems and train students in computer networking and cybersecurity in order to increase the pipeline of certified workers in the state. 

 

Project Name: Hoopers Island Causeway Breakwater and Bulkhead

Project Location: Dorchester County, MD

Applicant: Army Corps of Engineers (Civil)

Amount Requested: $500,000

Description: Funds will be used to design and construct jetties along the Hoopers Island causeway on Chesapeake Bay side to protect the shoreline and prevent roadway and structure damage.

 

Project Name: Low Income Housing Electrification and Indoor Air Quality Improvements

Project Location: Montgomery County, MD

Applicant: Montgomery County Maryland

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Description: Funds will be used to support the Low to Moderate Income Housing Electrification pilot program, which will replace fossil-fuel fired appliances and HVAC with more cost-effective, energy-efficient, and comfortable technologies that will reduce costs for low to moderate income tenants and building owners.

 

Project Name: Potomac River Basin Water Resources Plan

Project Location: Rockville, MD

Applicant: Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

Amount Requested: $650,000

Description: Funds will be used to implement the Commission’s Potomac River Basin Comprehensive Water Resources Plan to help protect, preserve, and restore the water quality of the Potomac River Basin. The Potomac River Basin supplies 78% of the drinking water for the DC Metropolitan Area.

 

Project Name: Queenstown Harbor and Queenstown Creek Operations & Maintenance

Project Location: Queen Anne's County, MD

Applicant: Army Corps of Engineers (Civil)

Amount Requested: $200,000

Description: Funds will be used for engineering and design that will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to develop a plan for future dredging of Queenstown Harbor and Creek. The federally authorized navigation channel serves community and municipal piers, maritime transit to protected anchorages as well as the needs of recreational boaters. The channel has not been dredged for more than 35 years, and is narrow and dangerous, making it difficult for boaters to maneuver and leading to vessels running aground.

 

Project Name: Solar Panel Installation at Goucher College

Project Location: Baltimore County, MD

Applicant: Goucher College

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

Description: Funds will be used to support the installation of three acres of photovoltaic solar panels (PVP) across campus grounds and rooftops, which will allow the college to significantly reduce reliance on fossil fuels and reduce its electricity costs by $2 million a year.

 

FY23 Energy and Water Financial Certification Letter

Agriculture

Project Name: Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers Preschool Site Air Quality Improvement Project
Project Location: Easton, MD
Applicant: Chritchlow Adkins Children's Centers
Amount Requested: $43,000
Description: The Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers Preschool Site provides year-round, full-day education and care for children ages 2-4, and 74% of the families served are low-income. Funds will be used to help replace four HV/AC units and make releated repairs, improving air circulation and quality at the preschool.

Project Name: Eastern Shore Farm to Freezer Project
Project Location: Denton, MD
Applicant: Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC)
Amount Requested: $839,000
Description: Funds will help with build out, equipment, and initial operational support and working capital for the pilot-scale phase of the Farm to Freezer Project. This project will help small and medium-sized farms freeze their produce for wider markets and provide food for the Maryland Food Bank.

Project Name: Frostburg Childcare Center
Project Location: City of Frostburg and surrounding communities in Allegany County, MD
Applicant: City of Frostburg
Amount Requested: $700,000
Description: Funds will be used to construct the Frostburg Childcare Center within the Frostburg Community Park area. This new space will allow for the city’s first childcare center serving children of all ages, supporting low-income families with children ages 0-3, and offering a Summer Day Camp.

Project Name: Midland Maryland Town Hall
Project Location: Midland, MD
Applicant: Town of Midland
Amount Requested: $375,000
Description: Funds will be used to construct a new ADA compliant Town Hall to replace the current aging and outgrown structure that dates back to the town’s founding in 1900. The building will be equipped with broadband, wi-fi, and workstations, as well as a multipurpose room for community activities.

Project Name: Town of Charlestown Stream Restoration and Water Quality Retrofits
Project Location: Town of Charlestown, MD
Applicant: Town of Charleston
Amount Requested: $96,000
Description: Funds will be used for the design of stream restoration and water quality retrofits on and adjacent to Charlestown Elementary School and the Charleston Athletic Complex. The stream restoration will help mitigage stormwater flooding and reduce sediment runoff downstream towards the Chesapeake Bay.

FY23 AG Financial Certification Letter

Commerce, Justice, Science

Project Name: Baltimore City Violence Intervention and Prevention
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: City of Baltimore
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description: Funds will be used to advance the new Public Safety Accountability Dashboard and support intimate partner violence intervention activities. The new dashboard will incorporate traditional criminal justice data from multiple agencies and public surveys to better track violent crime and response and enhance transparency in public safety activities. The City will also undertake intimate partner intervention activities to address an increase in domestic violence-related homicides in the city by supporting survivors and reducing further harm.

Project Name: Bowie State University STEM Diversity in Research Opportunities Collaboration
Project Location: Bowie, MD
Applicant: Bowie State University
Amount Requested: $1,500,000
Description: Funds will be used to increase collaboration among STEM fields at Bowie State University, including life sciences, health care, cybersecurity, information systems, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and data analytics. It will advance workforce and entrepreneurial opportunities for students and faculty to commercialize research that crosses critical sectors.

Project Name: Center for Equitable Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Project Location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant: Morgan State University
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to support the new Center for Equitable Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) at Morgan State University. The Center will address complex data projects related to the development, deployment, and verification of socially responsible and equitable AI that recognizes diverse needs and users.

Project Name: Earth and Space Institute Upgrades
Project Location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description: The Earth and Space Institute at UMBC supports multidisciplinary research and education in earth and space sciences and engineering. Funds will be used to upgrade laboratories to meet critical NASA certifications and enable the Institute to expand its capacity to undertake NASA and private missions while training students and young engineers.

Project Name: Expanding STEM Access, Innovation and Workforce Development in Rural Maryland
Project Location: Emmitsburg, MD
Applicant: Mount St. Mary's University
Amount Requested: $4,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to support expansion of STEM research facilities at Mount St. Mary's University and provide work-based training, build educator-industry partnerships, and strengthen cross-disciplinary STEM courses, particularly in the fields of computer science, cybersecurity, and physical sciences.

Project Name: Fresh START Program
Project Location: Millersville, MD
Applicant: Anne Arundel County
Amount Requested: $400,000
Description: Funds will be used to expand the Fresh START program, an Anne Arundel County Police initiative to connect youth impacted by trauma, mental health, and/or substance abuse to diversion services and reduce reliance on the criminal justice system. In its first year, the Fresh START program served more than double the expected number of young people and successfully diverted over 90% of its participants.

Project Name: Frostburg State University Regional Science Education Center
Project Location: Frostburg, MD
Applicant: Frostburg State University
Amount Requested: $750,000
Description: Funds will be used to complete a Regional Science Education Center to provide hands-on space exploration simulations, robotics, and coding programs for primarily middle-school aged children in Allegany County and neighboring school systems. The Center will also display artifacts and personal photographs from space missions conducted by Ricky Arnold, a NASA astronaut and alumni of Frostburg State University. The Center will provide a unique opportunity to for students to experience STEM learning and provide an early look at STEM careers.

Project Name: Morgan State University - Semester by the Bay
Project Location: Saint Leonard, MD
Applicant: Morgan State University
Amount Requested: $919,000
Description: Funds will be used to purchase a vessel to support student education and research through a new “Semester by the Bay” experience at the Morgan State University PEARL laboratory. The PEARL Laboratory on the Patuxent River conducts cutting-edge research to increase understanding of coastal ecosystems and improve methods for protecting the Chesapeake Bay. The “Semester by the Bay” program will provide hands-on experience for students in Morgan State’s newly-created Coastal Science and Policy degree program and help further grow and strengthen our environmental workforce.

Project Name: Officer Mental Health, Wellness and Resiliency Program
Project Location: La Plata, MD
Applicant: Charles County Sheriff's Office
Amount Requested: $90,000
Description: Funds will be used to support the Officer Mental Health, Wellness and Resiliency Program to address Critical Incident Stress Management, Peer Support, Crisis Intervention, and mental health and wellness services for all agency employees, family members, and retirees.

Project Name: Oyster Restoration in the St. Mary's River Shellfish Sanctuary
Project Location: Lexington Park, MD
Applicant: St. Mary's River Watershed Association
Amount Requested: $185,000
Description: Funds will be used to purchase a research vessel and to plan and design a scientific study to determine best practices for placing oyster populations in new sanctuaries. Improving these practices will support the long-term health of oysters in the Bay and Maryland’s seafood industry.

Project Name: Prince George's County Office of the State's Attorney Digital Discovery Capability
Project Location: Upper Marlboro, MD
Applicant: Office of the State's Attorney, Prince George's County
Amount Requested: $520,000
Description: Funds will be use to streamline and organize the State’s Attorney’s Office case management system, enhancing the ability to process evidence. The new system will integrate data and digital evidence held by county and municipal law enforcement agencies and make it more accessible throughout the discovery process of trial preparation.

Project Name: Public Safety Body Worn Cameras for Cecil County
Project Location: Elkton, MD
Applicant: Cecil County, Maryland
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to procure body worn equipment, data storage space, and personnel to ensure transparent response to requests for video of law enforcement actions and improve transparency and community engagement.

Project Name: Public Safety Body Worn Cameras for Coppin State University
Project Location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant: Coppin State University
Amount Requested: $55,000
Description: Funds will be used for the purchase of body-worn cameras to assist the University’s efforts to comply with the new state requirement that all State law enforcement agencies have 100% body worn camera usage by 2025 and improve transparency and community engagement.

Project Name: Public Safety Body Worn Cameras for Worcester County
Project Location: Snow Hill, MD
Applicant: Worcester County
Amount Requested: $480,000
Description: Funds will be used for the purchase of body-worn cameras to assist the County’s efforts to comply with the new state requirement that all State law enforcement agencies have 100% body worn camera usage by 2025 and improve transparency and community engagement.

Project Name: Train the Trainer Interdisciplinary Violence Prevention Program
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Amount Requested: $1,100,000
Description: Funds will be used to develop, implement, and evaluate an interdisciplinary training program for non-profit leaders, police officers, lawyers, and social workers on violence prevention. UMB plans to partner with Heartsmiles and the Black Mental Health Alliance to teach best practices in violence prevention, youth and community engagement, and avoiding interpersonal violence. By engaging with trusted community leaders and sharing effective strategies, the program will improve coordination on city-wide violence intervention and prevention.

Project Name: UMCES Oyster Research to Enhance Resiliency
Project Location: Cambridge, MD
Applicant: University of MD Center for Environmental Science
Amount Requested: $2,500,000
Description: Funds will be used to support research into oyster restoration and to enhance UMCES’ production of oyster larvae and spat for research and restoration activities. Improving these practices will support the long-term health of oysters in the Bay and Maryland’s seafood industry.

FY23 CJS Financial Certification Letter

Financial Services, General Government

Project Name: AFRO-American Newspapers’ Digitization Preparation Fellowship
Project Location: Annapolis, MD
Applicant: Afro Charities, Inc.
Amount Requested: $257,000
Description: The AFRO-American Newspapers is the oldest Black-owned business in Maryland and has an archive of approximately three million photographs, several thousand letters, back issues of the paper, and personal audio recordings of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Funds will be used to prepare the physical materials in the AFRO archives collection for future digitization so they can be available to the public. Afro Charities will recruit community members as Fellows to prepare the archive and digitize the collection.

Project Name: Baltimore Community Lending Small Business Development & Resource Center
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Baltimore Community Lending, Inc.
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description: Baltimore Community Lending 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 Name: Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network at the Maryland Institute College of Art
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Maryland Institute College of Art
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description: MICA’s Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network (BCAN) supports artists, designers, creatives, and cultural entrepreneurs as they develop the businesses that fuel Maryland’s creative economy – a sector that added over $10 billion in economic impacts in our state in 2020 and sustained nearly 70,000 jobs. Funds will be used to expand BCAN’s Scale your Passion, Creative Coaching, and mobile programming to provide mentorship, technical assistance, incubation space, and coaching to entrepreneurs seeking to launch new ventures. Since the program’s creation in 2017, BCAN alumni have opened retail establishments, secured partnerships with national retailers, and even been featured in Oprah’s Holiday Gift Guide.

Project Name: Exploring Cultural Linkages between Black Marylanders and Civil Rights Movements Abroad
Project Location: Annapolis, MD
Applicant: Sister States of Maryland, Inc.
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description: This project will partner with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum to highlight and exhibit Maryland’s rich history fighting injustice around the world. The project is based on UNESCO Slave Route Project Research that identified Middle Passage ports of entry, including five ports of entry in Maryland. From those days of the slave trade to today, Marylanders like Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall, Decatur Dorsey, Pauli Murray and countless others, as well as organizations like Maryland’s HBCUs, churches, and civil groups have played key roles in civil rights both here in Maryland and abroad. Funds will be used for archival research and public education to highlight the role of Black Marylanders in the global struggle against discrimination and injustice.

Project Name: Frederick Innovative Science Center
Project Location: Frederick, MD
Applicant: Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc.
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description: The Frederick Innovative Technology Center is a non-profit business incubator and accelerator designed to cultivate entrepreneurship in Frederick and surrounding rural areas. Funds will be used to develop the Innovative Science Center, a hub for science and tech innovators with state-of-the-art lab, office, and community space customized for early-stage bioscience, agriculture technology, renewable energy, and other technology start-ups.

Project Name: Inclusive Ventures Small Business Program
Project Location: Annapolis, MD
Applicant: Anne Arundel County
Amount Requested: $713,000
Description: Funds will be used to expand the Inclusive Ventures Program, which assists small businesses and minority, women, and veteran entrepreneurs in Anne Arundel County with education, mentorship, and access to capital. The hands-on business training, legal and accounting support, and connections to financing opportunities will help sustain and grow new companies.

Project Name: Maryland Economic Opportunity Center
Project Location: College Park, MD
Applicant: University of Maryland, College Park
Amount Requested: $2,250,000
Description: Funds will be used to support the Center's work as a hub helping to start, grow, and sustain small businesses from underserved communities across the state by connecting business owners with assistance in planning, financing, marketing, and other services and identifying and filling gaps in services available to the minority and women-owned small businesses. The Center also provides paid internships to UMD students to apply their academic lessons to the real world of helping underserved business owners to succeed.

Project Name: National Veteran Institute for Procurement
Project Location: Rockville, MD
Applicant: Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Description: Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) provides technical assistance on government and industry procurement processes, networking and connections to potential customers, and opportunities for veteran-owned companies to stay connected and support each other. Funds will be used to expand VIP training classes to accommodate increased demand and allow up to 450 service-disabled and veteran-owned small businesses to participate in the program.  

Project Name: TEDCO Open Institute for Black Women Entrepreneurs
Project Location: Columbia, MD
Applicant: Maryland Technology Development Corporation
Amount Requested: $418,000
Description: Funds will be used to support TEDCO's new Open Institute for Black Women Entrepreneurs, a partnership with Maryland's four HBCUs to determine these entrepreneurs' needs at the intersection of research, tech transfer, and education.

Project Name: The Equity Incubator at the Universities at Shady Grove
Project Location: Rockville, MD
Applicant: The Universities at Shady Grove
Amount Requested: $956,000
Description: Operated by the Universities at Shady Grove’s Lab for Entrepreneurship and Transformative Leadership, the Equity Incubator provides guidance and support to groups of entrepreneurs and includes an 8-week long intensive program with weekly workshops and mentor meetings, and a venture pitch to a panel of judges. Funds will be used to expand the Equity Incubator program to meet demand.

Project Name: UMES Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Project Location: Princess Anne, MD
Applicant: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Amount Requested: $1,500,000
Description: Funds will be used to convert underutilized facilities into a new Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UMES, which will provide 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 and supporting minority-owned small business.

FY23 FSGG Certification Letter

Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development 

Project Name: Aberdeen Station Square
Project Location: Aberdeen, MD
Applicant: City of Aberdeen
Amount Requested: $4,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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. This project would fund the site acquisition and demolition, preliminary engineering and design, and updated cost estimates for improvements to the station. 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 Name: Allen Pond Park
Project Location: Bowie, MD
Applicant: City of Bowie
Amount Requested: $1,700,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: B-360 Educational Campus
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: I Am Mentality Inc.
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Description of Proposal: This project will establish a safe, permanent location for B-360’s education programming and allow youth and young adults to ride their dirt bikes in a safe place while learning about science, education, and math. With this new site, B-360 will solidify their impact in Baltimore with a multi-use facility and regional hub that provides 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 Name: BAAM Academic Center
Project Location: Easton, MD
Applicant: Building African American Minds, Inc (BAAM)
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Baltimore Greenway Trail Network – Critical Corridor Advancements
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: City of Baltimore, Department of Transportation
Amount Requested: $3,700,000
Description of Proposal: Federal funds would be used to complete the Eastern Segment of the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network. This segment benefits from significant preliminary investment and is the most critical corridor 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 Name: Baltimore Penn Station Phase 2 Multimodal
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Central Baltimore Partnership
Amount Requested: $5,000,000
Description of Proposal: Federal funding would be used 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 Name: Baltimore Pumphouse
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: American Communities Trust, Inc.
Amount Requested: $3,200,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Boys & Girls Club of Washington County Pennsylvania Avenue Clubhouse Replacement Project
Project Location: Hagerstown, MD
Applicant: Boys & Girls Club of Washington County
Amount Requested: $4,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: BWI Airport Traffic Control Tower and Airport Operation Center Program Improvements
Project Location: Hanover, MD
Applicant: Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA)
Amount Requested: $20,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: BWI Spur Trail Extension to Nursery Road Light Rail
Project Location: Anne Arundel County, MD
Applicant: Anne Arundel County Office of Transportation
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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.

Project Name: Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Youth Development Park Initiative in the State of Maryland
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
Amount Requested: $10,000,000
Description of Proposal: Since 2010, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation has partnered with communities across the United States to create multipurpose, low-maintenance recreation facilities for children in underserved communities. Federal funds will allow for the expansion of the Youth Development Park Initiative to 20 additional sites within the State of Maryland.

Project Name: Capital City Gateway Park
Project Location: Annapolis, MD
Applicant: City of Annapolis
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Description of Proposal: The City of Annapolis intends to develop Capital City Gateway Park 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 Name: Carver Center Renovation Project
Project Location: Cumberland, MD
Applicant: Cumberland Economic Development Corporation
Amount Requested: $600,000
Description of Proposal: The Carver Community Center was established in 2001 with the intent use a historic former African American school to provide community resources and services. The revitalization of the center was spearheaded in 2021 with a plan to clean up the building and begin to use it again as the headquarters of several local nonprofits and community resources. Federal funds will support the significant repairs necessary to make the site usable for the community.

Project Name: Catholic Charities Intergenerational Center
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Catholic Charities of Baltimore
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: College Park Community Preservation and Housing Trust
Project Location: College Park, MD
Applicant: College Park City-University Partnership
Amount Requested: $2,500,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Crownsville Nonprofit Incubator and Community Space
Project Location: Crownsville, MD
Applicant: Anne Arundel County
Amount Requested: $3,000,000
Description of Proposal: Federal funds will be used to renovate the restrooms, floors, and plumbing of an existing building, owned by Anne Arundel County, to house a nonprofit incubator and community space that will also include wellness services and programming. The updated space will help new nonprofits get off the ground or increase their capacity to provide services. Nonprofits at the Incubator will also receive training and personalized coaching to grow quickly and sustainably.

Project Name: Doleman Black Heritage Museum.
Project Location: Hagerstown, MD
Applicant: Doleman Black Heritage Museum, Inc.
Amount Requested: $563,647
Description of Proposal: Federal funds will support Phase 1 Pre-construction activities that 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 its future home. Upon completion, the museum will better display the Museum's extensive collections and include a multimedia studio that will allow residents and students to gain exposure to media production.

Project Name: Druid Heights Maggie Quille Center
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Druid Heights CDC
Amount Requested: $1,500,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Druid House Transitional Housing Program
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Druid Heights CDC
Amount Requested: $750,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Eager Park Infrastructure Improvements
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: East Baltimore Development, Inc. (EBDI)
Amount Requested: $2,300,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: East Street Shared-Use Pathway: Liberty Road Bridge Crossing Construction Project
Project Location: Frederick, MD
Applicant: City of Frederick
Amount Requested: $4,749,998
Description of Proposal: The East Street Rails with Trails Shared Use Pathway will provide access from 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. Federal funds will support the construction of a pedestrian bridge to carry the East Street Rails with Trails Shared Use Pathway over Liberty Road/MD 26.

Project Name: Eastern Bus Division Zero-Emission Conversion Project
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA)
Amount Requested: $10,000,000
Description of Proposal: The Eastern Bus Division is one of the Maryland Transit Administration’s bus maintenance and operations facilities in the Baltimore Region and supports a quarter of the MTA bus fleet. Federal funds will be used to transform the Division 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 and built for zero-emission buses. Conversion of the facility is critical to transition from diesel buses to zero-emission buses, which emit less pollution and noise.

Project Name: Electric Transit System Project
Project Location: Annapolis, MD
Applicant: City of Annapolis
Amount Requested: $3,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Elkton Colored School Museum & Cultural Project
Project Location: Elkton, MD
Applicant: Elkton Colored School Museum & Cultural Center, Inc
Amount Requested: $5,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: End Hunger Community Economic Development Project
Project Location: Hungtingtown, MD
Applicant: End Hunger in Calvert County
Amount Requested: $1,133,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: ENHANCE, EMPOWER, ENRICH (3E) Center
Project Location: Frederick, MD
Applicant: Asian American Center of Frederick
Amount Requested: $2,500,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Family E-Cargo Bike Lending Program
Project Location: Montgomery County, MD
Applicant: Montgomery County Government
Amount Requested: $400,000
Description of Proposal: The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is launching a pilot program to provide families with electric cargo bikes in a variety of configurations to suit their needs. This program will allow residents to test whether electric assist-cargo bikes are suitable for their family and increase usage of electric bikes in the County, reducing environmental emissions from a reduction in vehicle traffic. Federal funds will support the launch of the new program.

Project Name: Forest Park Renaissance
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: WBC Community Development Corporation
Amount Requested: $3,000,000
Description of Proposal: Federal Funds will be used to 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 Name: Frederick and Pennsylvania Railroad Trail
Project Location: Walkersville, MD
Applicant: Frederick County Government
Amount Requested: $280,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Frederick Permanent Supportive Housing, Food Distribution Center, & Soup Kitchen Upgrades Project
Project Location: Frederick, MD
Applicant: City of Frederick, MD
Amount Requested: $1,315,843
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Glen Avenue Road Redesign
Project Location: Wicomico County, MD
Applicant: Wicomico County
Amount Requested: $250,000
Description of Proposal: Improvements to Glen Avenue Road in Salisbury are necessary to ensure that residents are able to adequately access essential services located along the roadway. Federal funds will be used for the design and engineering of a redesign of the roadway to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and enhance the availability of public transit system access.

Project Name: Great Allegheny Passage Spur: The Evergreen Trail
Project Location: Mount Savage, MD
Applicant: Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation, Inc.
Amount Requested: $250,000
Description of Proposal: Federal funds will 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 Name: Green & Healthy Homes Baltimore Initiative
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Inc
Amount Requested: $4,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Greenmount Park in Johnston Square
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Rebuild Metro, Inc
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Henderson Crossing Townhome Project
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: City Life Community Builders Ltd.
Amount Requested: $1,700,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: I-81 Phases 3-4 Reconstruction
Project Location: Hagerstown, MD
Applicant: Maryland Department of Transportation
Amount Requested: $10,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Increasing Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity in South Baltimore/North Anne Arundel County
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Greater Baybrook Alliance, Inc.
Amount Requested: $1,200,000
Description of Proposal: Federal 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 Name: Indian Head Community Redevelopment
Project Location: Indian Head, MD
Applicant: Town of Indian Head
Amount Requested: $725,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: JCS Community Living Group Home Renovations
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Jewish Community Services (JCS)
Amount Requested: $760,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Last Mile Park
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: American Communities Trust, Inc.
Amount Requested: $5,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Laurel Multi-Service Training Center
Project Location: Laurel, MD
Applicant: City of Laurel, MD
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: L E J Community Center
Project Location: Ridgely, MD
Applicant: L E J Empowerment, Inc
Amount Requested: $5,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Liberty Community Development Corporation Food Pantry
Project Location: Windsor Mill, MD
Applicant: Liberty Community Development Corporation
Amount Requested: $400,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Lower Shore Clinic, Inc Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Facility
Project Location: Salisbury, MD
Applicant: Lower Shore Clinic, Inc
Amount Requested: $645,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Mace's Lane Community Center
Project Location: Cambridge, MD
Applicant: Mace's Lane Community Center, Inc.
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: MARC Train Penn Line Fourth Track at BWI
Project Location: Hanover, MD
Applicant: Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA)
Amount Requested: $7,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: McElderry Park Affordable Homeownership Project
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Southeast Community Development Corporation
Amount Requested: $600,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Medical Debt Education, Navigation, and Debt Relief
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition (MCRC)
Amount Requested: $275,000
Description of Proposal: 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. Federal funding will support two additional staff, a Medical Debt Navigator and a Medical Debt Organizer, to work directly with Marylanders to address billing issues, access legal services, and reduce or eliminate medical debt.

Project Name: MD 4 Corridor and Thomas Johnson Capacity Improvements Project
Project Location: Lusby, MD
Applicant: Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA)
Amount Requested: $10,000,000
Description of Proposal: This project will provide 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. The Thomas Johnson Memorial Bridge is critical for access to the Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Project Name: MD 249 St. George Island
Project Location: St. George Island, MD
Applicant: St. Mary's County Government
Amount Requested: $3,800,000
Description of Proposal: Federal funding will 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 roadway access to leave the island.

Project Name: Montgomery County Flash Bus Expansion to Howard County Maryland
Project Location: Montgomery and Howard Counties, MD
Applicant: Montgomery County Government
Amount Requested: $3,350,000
Description of Proposal: Montgomery and Howard Counties plan to extend 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 Name: New Shiloh Cultural Arts and Recreation Center
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: New Shiloh Community Development Corporation
Amount Requested: $4,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Northwest Regional Park Enhancements
Project Location: Owings Mills, MD
Applicant: Baltimore County Government
Amount Requested: $4,000,000
Description of Proposal: Northwest Regional Park serves the Owings Mills community with athletic fields, baseball diamonds, picnic pavilions, a playground, and walking paths and hiking trails. Federal funds will support the design and construction of new water play features, including a splash pad, a comfort station with changing rooms, and expanded parking for more visitors. 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 Name: Odenton MARC Station Development
Project Location: Odenton, MD
Applicant: Anne Arundel County
Amount Requested: $5,000,000
Description of Proposal: The Odenton MARC station is located adjacent to Fort Meade on the Penn Line and is a targeted area for transit-oriented development with a mix of commercial, retail, and housing properties that are pedestrian and bike friendly. Federal funds will accelerate the process by consolidating parking into a more efficient space for MARC commuters and transforming existing surface parking lots into transit-oriented development.

Project Name: Park Heights Belvedere Place Affordable Rental Housing
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: BRIDGES Community Development Corporation
Amount Requested: $8,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Park Heights Library
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Amount Requested: $10,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Parole Transportation Center
Project Location: Annapolis, MD
Applicant: Anne Arundel County
Amount Requested: $5,000,000
Description of Proposal: Federal funds will be used to 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 ridehailing services.

Project Name: Pathway to Equity for People with Disabilities Begins in Rural Maryland
Project Location: Easton, MD
Applicant: The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
Amount Requested: $750,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Pedestrian Bridge over Rt. 113 at Bay Street in Berlin
Project Location: Berlin, MD
Applicant: Town of Berlin
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Pedestrian Safety Project in Grantsville
Project Location: Grantsville, MD
Applicant: Garrett County
Amount Requested: $3,941,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Perkins Homes Redevelopment
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Urban Strategies, Inc.
Amount Requested: $15,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Perryville Police Department Outreach Program Pole Barn Supported by the Harford and Cecil County Boys and Girls Club
Project Location: Perryville, MD
Applicant: Town Of Perryville
Amount Requested: $375,000
Description of Proposal: 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 supports children from low to moderate income families with mentoring, meals, and recreational activities.

Project Name: PIA Hagerstown Campus Expansion Project
Project Location: Hagerstown, MD
Applicant: Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics – Hagerstown
Amount Requested: $1,694,144
Description of Proposal: The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics campus in Hagerstown is Maryland’s exclusive FAA-certified Airframe and Powerplant training provider, preparing graduates to be Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. Federal funds will support a 10,000 square foot expansion of the campus to house the its growing program. The additional space 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 Name: Pleasant View Historic Site Preservation and Restoration
Project Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Applicant: Pleasant View Historical Association
Amount Requested: $943,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Prince George's County Mobile Food Delivery Truck
Project Location: Bowie, MD
Applicant: Human Service Coalition of Prince George's County, Inc. dba Nonprofit Prince George's County
Amount Requested: $513,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Prince George’s County Transit Facility
Project Location: Largo, MD
Applicant: Office of the Prince George's County Executive
Amount Requested: $2,500,000
Description of Proposal: 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. Federal funds will support a feasibility study, design, and contruction and bid documentation for a new facility.

Project Name: Prioritizing Accessibility in Gateway Transit Corridors
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: City of Baltimore, Department of Transportation
Amount Requested: $3,000,000
Description of Proposal: Approximately 30% of Baltimore City households do not own a car, and a lack of accessibility to transit and pedestrian facilities is a major barrier for many residents. The City has identified 15 major transit corridors that need improvements to make them more accessible to residents with disabilities. Federal funds will be used to upgrade a portion of a gateway transit corridor to full accessibility in 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 Name: Renovation of Arena Players Incorporated
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Arena Players Incorporated
Amount Requested: $4,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Revitalization and Restoration of the North and South Park Squares of Mount Vernon Place
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Mount Vernon Place Conservancy
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description of Proposal: Mount Vernon Place is a public park in Baltimore City in need of federal investment for revitalization and restoration. As the first monument to honor George Washington in the United States, the park is a registered National Historic Landmark District. 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. Federal funds will support historic preservation of the park alongside 21st century updates for additional events and for visitors and residents to enjoy for years to come.

Project Name: Ride On Driving Simulator Safety Program
Project Location: Montgomery County, MD
Applicant: Montgomery County Government
Amount Requested: $588,000
Description of Proposal: Driving simulator training is a proven technology to help reduce preventable accidents in the transit industry. Federal funds will be used to establish a driving simulator training program within Montgomery County’s Ride On Operations Safety and Training Program. These simulators will be able to teach operators to handle high incident events in a safe environment, improving the overall safety of Ride On service.

Project Name: River Park at Canal Place North Branch Water Trail
Project Location: Cumberland, MD
Applicant: Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority (CPPDA)
Amount Requested: $6,000,000
Description of Proposal: The creation of the River Park in the North Branch of the Potomac River in Downtown Cumberland is hindered by the existing Cumberland dam. Users of the waterway must carry their vessels over land around the dam to access the downstream portion of the river, creating a safety risk. Federal funds will be used to remove the Cumberland Dam and allow for the completion of the River Park and its amenities.

Project Name: River Park at Canal Place Trails and Trail Connections
Project Location: Cumberland, MD
Applicant: Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority (CPPDA)
Amount Requested: $6,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Riverside Park Improvements
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: City of Baltimore, Department of Recreation and Parks
Amount Requested: $4,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Rosa's House
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: L.A.M.B., Inc., CDC
Amount Requested: $250,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Salisbury Rail-Trail and Mobility Enhancement Project
Project Location: Salisbury, MD
Applicant: City of Salisbury, Maryland
Amount Requested: $6,138,517
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Salisbury - Wicomico Regional Airport - Wetland Mitigation for Runway Extension
Project Location: Wicomico County, MD
Applicant: Wicomico County, Maryland
Amount Requested: $5,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Sandy Spring Museum Folklife Hub
Project Location: Sandy Spring, MD
Applicant: Sandy Spring Museum
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description of Proposal: The Sandy Spring Museum’s Regional Folklife Center provides space for rehearsals, performances, classes, and meetings, as well as technical assistance and networking opportunities to support local artists. Federal funds will be used to expand Sandy Spring Museum’s physical location to include a 1,200 square foot Folklife Hub. 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. The unique resources of the Folklife Hub will keep traditions of country folk music alive for many communities and provide a home for services that are currently being offered virtually.

Project Name: Secure Bike Parking Facilities in Bethesda and Silver Spring
Project Location: Bethesda and Silver Spring, MD
Applicant: Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)
Amount Requested: $428,000
Description of Proposal: Montgomery County is committed increasing bike ridership to reduce pollution and traffic congestion. Federal funds will be used to 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 Name: Somerset County Community Center
Project Location: Westover, MD
Applicant: Somerset County Board of County Commissioners
Amount Requested: $5,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: South Entrance Trail – T-7107
Project Location: Ellicott City, MD
Applicant: Howard County Government
Amount Requested: $5,900,000
Description of Proposal: Howard County’s Patuxent Branch Trail is currently disconnected from the Downtown Columbia multi-use pathway project. Federal funding would connect the existing Patuxent Branch Trail with future development opportunities and provide a car-free connection from Downtown Columbia to Savage, Maryland.

Project Name: Southern Maryland Rapid Transit (SMRT)
Project Location: Prince Georges and Charles Counties, MD
Applicant: Charles County / Prince George's County / State of Maryland (MDOT)
Amount Requested: $10,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 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. Federal funds 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. 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 Name: Southern Views Multi-Family Workforce Housing Project
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Mary Harvin Community Development Corporation
Amount Requested: $4,100,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Sparrows Point/Broening Interchange Planning
Project Location: Baltimore County, MD
Applicant: Baltimore County Government
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description of Proposal: Federal 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. The Sparrows Point interchange would maximize the potential redevelopment activities at Tradepoint Atlantic, move trucks off the toll plaza, and 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 Name: St. Mary's County Sidewalk Retrofit
Project Location: Lexington Park, MD
Applicant: St. Mary's County Government
Amount Requested: $300,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: St. Michaels Community Center Capital Project
Project Location: St. Michaels, MD
Applicant: St. Michaels Community Center
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: The Benedictine School for Exceptional Children, Inc. Facility Upgrades
Project Location: Ridgely, MD
Applicant: The Benedictine: Certified Special Education School and Maryland Developmental Disabilities Partner
Amount Requested: $3,600,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: The Havre de Grace Colored School Restoration and Preservation Project
Project Location: Havre de Grace, MD
Applicant: The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center, Inc.
Amount Requested: $5,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: The International Black Fire Fighters Museum and Safety Education Center
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: African American Fire Fighters Historical Society
Amount Requested: $3,000,000
Description of Proposal: Federal funding 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 educate the public on fire safety and inspire a new generation of fire fighters.

Project Name: The Juanita Jackson Mitchell Legal Center
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Beloved Community Services Corporation
Amount Requested: $1,750,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Inc. Renovation
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Inc.
Amount Requested: $2,009,000
Description of Proposal: The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is one of the most visible African American tourist attractions in Baltimore City and the State of Maryland, offering educational experiences that support community and family learning. As an anchor institution in the Oliver Community of East Baltimore, it attracts more than 125,000 visitors from across the country per year. These funds will be used to make repairs to the exterior of the building and updates to the Main Lobby, auditorium, kitchen, and restrooms; increase accessibility for people with disabilities; and support the exhibitions.

Project Name: The HAVEN
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: L.A.M.B., Inc., CDC
Amount Requested: $250,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: The Star Community Family Life Center (FLC)
Project Location: Woodlawn, MD
Applicant: MSBC Five Star Program, Inc.
Amount Requested: $1,700,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Trail Spurs and Connectors
Project Location: Annapolis, MD
Applicant: Anne Arundel County
Amount Requested: $1,500,000
Description of Proposal: Federal funding will be used to accelerate the design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of spurs and connectors to the major trails traversing Anne Arundel County. The new spurs will help connect local and national trails including the East Coast Greenway and the American Discovery Trail.

Project Name: US 50/301 Pedistrian and Bicycle Overpass
Project Location: Queen Anne’s County, MD
Applicant: Queen Anne's County Commissioners
Amount Requested: $15,000,000
Description of Proposal: Queen Anne’s County’s transportation needs are unique in that Kent Island’s entire geography is bisected by U.S. 50/301. Federal funds 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 safer for resident and tourist access to employment, schools, services, parks, and retail opportunities.

Project Name: Vacant and Blighted Property Demolition & Stabilization
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: City of Baltimore, Department of Housing and Community Development
Amount Requested: $4,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Washington County, Maryland - Halfway Boulevard Extended
Project Location: Hagerstown, MD
Applicant: Washington County Engineering
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description of Proposal: 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. Federal funds will support construction of the extension of the existing Halfway Boulevard to MD-63.

Project Name: West Baltimore Teen Achievement Center
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: 10:12 Sports Inc.
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description of Proposal: Federal funding would support the first phase of the West Baltimore Teen Achievement Center project, including the purchase of a facility to provide community services to 13-21-year-old boys and men who live in historically marginalized areas in West Baltimore. The young men receive job training, mentorship, and leadership development, 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 Name: West East Express (WEE) and College Creek Connector Trails Project
Project Location: Annapolis, MD
Applicant: City of Annapolis
Amount Requested: $2,750,000
Description of Proposal: 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. Federal funding would be used to build a significant portion of the West East Express and complete the design work on the College Creek Connector. Both trails are located at prominent gateways into Annapolis and trace routes of significant geographic, cultural, and urban features, including State and County government complexes, the Annapolis Town Center, St. John’s College Campus, and three public housing communities.

Project Name: Woods Road Improvements
Project Location: Cambridge, MD
Applicant: Dorchester County
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Worcester County Housing Rehabilitation Program
Project Location: Snow Hill, MD
Applicant: Worcester County
Amount Requested: $100,000
Description of Proposal: 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 Name: Worcester Recreation Center Youth Zone
Project Location: Snow Hill, MD
Applicant: Worcester County
Amount Requested: $750,000
Description of Proposal: Federal funding 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 accommodate new youth programming and classes and include restrooms, meeting space, and separate entrance, while freeing up and modernizing the current space utilized for youth activities.

FY23 THUD Financial Certification Letter

Homeland Security

Project Name: Allegany County Emergency Operations Center Upgrade
Project Location: Cumberland, MD
Applicant: Allegany County
Amount Requested: $41,000
Description: The Allegany County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) coordinates local, state, and federal response to disasters and emergencies in a building that also houses the County’s Backup Public Safety Answering Point. Federal funds will be used to improve security for the EOC and upgrade its WiFi system to meet cyber security and capacity demands during activation.

Project Name: Annapolis City Dock Resilience and Revitalization Project
Project Location: Annapolis, MD
Applicant: City of Annapolis
Amount Requested: $20,000,000
Description: City Dock is an economic and cultural hub in Annapolis, accommodating small businesses, restaurants, boaters, tourists, and residents. It is also subject to climate change-driven flooding that can prevent access to buildings and cause damage. Federal funds will be used to support 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.

Project Name: Anne Arundel County Emergency Operations Center Needs Assessment
Project Location: Anne Arundel County, MD
Applicant: Anne Arundel County
Amount Requested: $2,343,000
Description: Anne Arundel County’s Emergency Operations Center is tasked with coordinating response to emergencies and disasters throughout the county, including the State’s Capitol. Federal funds will be used to undertake a thorough needs assessment to determine the capabilities necessary to coordinate among state, local, and federal governments, non-governmental organizations, and volunteer groups to prepare for, respond to, and recover from any hazard. Once the needs assessment is complete, funds will be used to help implement its findings.

Project Name: Frederick County Emergency Operations Center
Project Location: Frederick County, MD
Applicant: Frederick County
Amount Requested: $880,000
Description: Currently, Frederick County’s Emergency Operations Center functions are carried out in an adapted classroom at the Public Safety Facility, which doesn’t have the capabilities or capacity to accommodate a full team of officials to manage large scale events, disasters, or emergencies. Federal funds will be used to outfit a centrally-located Emergency Operations Center with appropriate technology and equipment.

Project Name: Garrett County Back-up 911 Radio Communications
Project Location: McHenry, MD
Applicant: Garrett County
Amount Requested: $707,000
Description: Federal funds will be used to purchase emergency radio equipment for the Garrett County Emergency Operations Center. This system will support public information alerts and warnings, have interoperability capabilities that will allow for communication with state and federal agencies, and serve as a fully functional backup 9-1-1 Center in the event of a situation or failure at the primary 9-1-1 Call Center. These capabilities are core functions of an Emergency Operations Center and an important part of Garrett’s Emergency Operations Plan.

Project Name: Resiliency Roadmap to Mitigate Flooding in Turner Station, MD
Project Location: Baltimore County, MD
Applicant: Baltimore County Maryland
Amount Requested: $1,500,000
Description: Turner Station is a historically-underserved community in Baltimore County at risk of flooding in high-precipitation events due to low elevation and poor drainage. Federal funds will be used to conduct extensive modeling of future flooding scenarios under various storm intensities and work with the community to develop a Resiliency Roadmap of stormwater management projects and other mitigation efforts to adapt in advance of future flooding.

Project Name: Prince George's Emergency Operations Center Upgrades
Project Location: Largo, MD
Applicant: Prince George's County
Amount Requested: $450,000
Description: The current content management system processor – hardware that supports emergency operations – at the Prince George’s County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has reached its technology end of life and must be updated. Federal funds will be used for upgrades to the content management system and replacements of several computers to support current security standards, conferencing, virtual operations, and contemporary graphics needs during EOC activations.

Project Name: St. Mary's County Emergency Communications Center Expansion
Project Location: Leonardtown, MD
Applicant: St. Mary's County
Amount Requested: $1,518,000
Description: Communications Dispatchers in the Emergency Communications Division receive emergency 9-1-1 calls and dispatch the appropriate departments or agencies. They are co-located in a facility with the Emergency Operations Center, which activates during natural and manmade disasters, extreme weather conditions, and other events that require coordination of emergency responders. Federal funds will be used to expand the Department of Emergency Services building to account for additional mission requirements and capacity needs.

FY23 DHS Financial Certification Letter

Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

Project Name: African American Drug Policy Drug-Free Coalitions in Montgomery, Frederick, and Washington Counties
Project Location: Silver Spring, MD
Applicant: National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.
Amount Requested: $1,556,511
Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the opioid epidemic and substance use disorders and it is necessary to have community-driven responses to prevent drug use and promote recovery. The National African American Drug Policy Coalition would use federal funds to identify community needs in Montgomery, Frederick, and Washington Counties, build resources and readiness to address prevention needs, and implement evidence-based drug use prevention programs.

Project Name: Allegany College of Maryland Educators Building Resilience
Project Location: Cumberland, MD
Applicant: Allegany College of Maryland
Amount Requested: $1,118,154
Description: Opioids have had a devastating impact on Maryland’s three Appalachian counties and the uncertainty, stress, and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated mental health and addiction impacts. Since 2018, Allegany College of Maryland has partnered with the Center for Mind Body Medicine to develop a trauma-healing and community-building model and have trained nearly 200 local educators, clinicians, mental health professionals, and local volunteers to use the model in their work with teens and adults. Federal funds will allow Allegany College of Maryland to build on that program by partnering with Garrett and Hagerstown Community Colleges and the three Western Maryland county school districts to train additional local facilitators who will work at schools and through community partners to confront mental health challenges and build resilience.

Project Name: Ashley Addiction Treatment Harford County Substance Abuse Education
Project Location: Havre de Grace, MD
Applicant: Ashley Addiction Treatment
Amount Requested: $420,000
Description: Ashley Addiction Treatment has a 100-bed inpatient addiction and chronic pain treatment center in Havre de Grace and Intensive Outpatient Programs at locations in Elkton and Bel Air. While they provide comprehensive medical detoxification and holistic patient care, federal funds for this program would focus on prevention, allowing Ashley to work with local Boards of Education to develop and deliver educational programs to middle and high school students on the impact of drug use on their health.

Project Name: Asian American Center of Frederick Early Childhood Education Project
Project Location: Frederick, MD
Applicant: Asian American Center of Frederick
Amount Requested: $375,000
Description: The Asian American Center of Frederick is partnering with Latinas Unidas por un Nuevo Amanecer (LUNA) and Maryland Family Network to create a model Family Support Center in a historically-underserved area of Frederick. The Family Support Center will combine a parent support program with Early Head Start, offering a continuum of care from cradle to career for the families it serves. In addition to Early Head Start services, the Center will offer onsite access to mental health services and job training. Federal funds will support the Center and a training program for informal child care providers to become engaged in the formal early care and education sector, helping to expand our child care workforce.

Project Name: B’more for Healthy Babies Expansion
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: City of Baltimore
Amount Requested: $2,500,000
Description: B’more for Healthy Babies has created a national model to eliminate the Black-white racial disparity in infant mortality through a combination of intensive community outreach, linkage of mothers to community services, group-based programming to empower mothers and provide social support, and coordination across service providers to streamline referrals and access to services. Local sites hire people from the community to be Resource Moms and provide training and opportunites for mothers to become peer leaders. Since 2009, when B’more for Healthy Babies launched, the infant mortality rate in the City has decreased by 35%. Federal funds would allow the program to expand these vital services to eight additional neighborhoods: Allendale/Irvington/S. Hilton; Cherry Hill; Clifton-Berea; Greater Rosemont; Greenmount East; Orangeville/East Highlandtown; Pimilico/Arlington/Hilltop; and Southern Park Heights.

Project Name: B-360 STEM Programming and Educational Campus
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: I am Mentality, Inc.
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Description: Since 2017, B-360 has served over 7,000 students by turning Baltimore’s youth and young adults’ interest in dirt biking into an opportunity educate them about the engineering design process and provide safe spaces to apply engineering and rider safety. They serve youth ages 5-15 with workshops on engineering, mechanics, robotics, coding, 3D printing, CAD, laser engraving, electricity, soldering, welding, team building, presentation, and entrepreneurship. Participants over the age of 16 learn similar training and programming but are also hired to work with younger students. Federal funds would be used to expand staffing and provide equipment for educational amenities like a 3D printing lab, auto body shop, and computer labs.

Project Name: Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare Training Institute
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare
Amount Requested: $843,918
Description: Since 2005, the Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (BACH) has facilitated training and connected the most vulnerable Baltimore residents to its collective of employer partners, a group of local hospitals and healthcare systems committed to hiring participants from BACH programs. At the same time, the employer partners give BACH insight on their employment needs in each healthcare field to ensure that BACH structures training for high-demand positions. The federal funds would be used to create the BACH Training Institute in healthcare that will lead to employment for the participants. The project has existing funding from the City of Baltimore and State of Maryland to support six career training tracks, and federal funds would allow for the development of nine more, training participants for fifteen health care professions with available positions with BACH’s employer partners.

Project Name: Baltimore Residential Crisis Services Center
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Sheppard Pratt Health System, Inc.
Amount Requested: $1,300,000
Description: An in-depth needs assessment by Sheppard Pratt and Greater Baltimore Medical Center has found that over a three-month period, 165 emergency room patients could have been better served in a Residential Crisis Service facility for mental health treatment if one had been available. 96 of those patients were admitted to the hospital because there was no other treatment option. To address this lack of appropriate care, Sheppard Pratt, GBMC, and the Maryland Department of Health are partnering to set up a Residential Crisis Services Center for Baltimore. GBMC has donated a site on North Eutaw Street, and federal funds will be used to complete renovations and make the program operational to serve the community.

Project Name: Best Buddies International Inclusion Project
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Best Buddies International, Inc.
Amount Requested: $160,000
Description: Best Buddies is dedicated to establishing a volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Best Buddies in Maryland Inclusion Project supports student-lead activities to create friendships between students with intellectual and development disabilities and their peers at 16 middle and high schools throughout the state. Federal funding will support expansion of the program with leadership training for students and targeted outreach to underserved communities.

Project Name: BioHub Maryland Pathways – Accelerating Maryland’s Biopharma Workforce - Advancing the Industry Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Talent Pipeline
Project Location: Frederick, MD
Applicant: Technology Council of Maryland, Inc.
Amount Requested: $800,000
Description: 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. Federal funds would will help teach individuals from underserved communities key life sciences skills through courses, workshops, and company-specific skill development in biomanufacturing pharmaceuticals.

Project Name: Building an Inclusive Health Care Workforce: Lifting Underrepresented Residents into Health Care Careers
Project Location: Silver Spring, MD
Applicant: Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County, LLC
Amount Requested: $1,300,000
Description: Building an Inclusive Health Care Workforce offers low or no-cost training to engage underrepresented residents and foster a more diverse health care workforce. The program is a collaboration of all six hospitals operating in Montgomery County to support training pathways from program recruitment to job placement as well as supportive services for trainings. Federal funding will expand lab capacity at Montgomery College to allow for the training of 200 new health care professionals including nurses, certified medical assistants, radiologic technicians, and nursing assistants.

Project Name: Career Services for ALICE, Veterans, First Responders and their Families
Project Location: Frederick, MD
Applicant: Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona dba Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley
Amount Requested: $150,000
Description: 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 and other skills that are in high demand by Frederick and Carroll County employers. In partnership with Platoon 22, GIMV will provide a one-stop shop for veterans to access resources to reduce barriers to employment, smooth transitions to the civilian workforce, and find fulfilling careers. Federal funding will allow GIMV to expand its offerings of high-demand certifications like Certified Nursing Assistant, Commercial Driver’s License, and Machining.

Project Name: CASA - CHSS
Project Location: Hyattsville, MD
Applicant: CASA
Amount Requested: $666,469
Description: CASA provides case management assistance to connect members with social services in the community aimed at improving their physical and mental health and increasing social stability. CASA’s multilingual health hotline and medical interpreter program helps increase access to essential health services and their health promoter program teaches risk reduction strategies to combat HIV, cancer, and other health risks. Federal funding will help expand the program in Rockville and southern Prince George’s County.

Project Name: CASA Workforce Development
Project Location: Hyattsville, MD
Applicant: CASA
Amount Requested: $666,469
Description: CASA excels at helping low-income immigrants succeed by matching workers with economic opportunities and providing the support that they need to succeed in the long term. By establishing private-public partnerships, CASA has created and refined a system that provides workers with security and support and employers with a trained and reliable workforce. Federal funds will be used to expand CASA’s outreach and assistance to comunities in Baltimore, Central Maryland, and Prince George’s County.

Project Name: Cecil County Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program
Project Location: Cecil County, MD
Applicant: Cecil County, Maryland
Amount Requested: $219,575
Description: Emergency Medical Services and 9-1-1 can be the only means to access health care for those do not have the resources elsewhere, but can be costly and inefficient – simply transporting a patient to the emergency department without addressing the root health care cause. Federal funds would be used to develop and implement a Mobile Integrated Health Program in which Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics can direct patients to the most appropriate care and set up a Nurse Triage Line to coordinate referrals to primary care providers and other services.

Project Name: Chesapeake College Workforce Training
Project Location: Wye Mills, MD
Applicant: Chesapeake College
Amount Requested: $1,200,000
Description: 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 Name: Choose Life Recovery and Re-entry Services Expansion Project
Project Location: Thurmont, MD
Applicant: Justice and Recovery Advocates, Inc.
Amount Requested: $485,000
Description: 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. Federal funds will allow for expansion of current services in Washington and Frederick counties, including development of a volunteer and internship program, re-entry and case management services in partnership with the Office of the Public Defender, strategies for sustainable employment, peer support services, harm reduction and education services, family support services, and recovery and re-entry wellness programs.

Project Name: Choptank Community Health - Chestertown Health Center
Project Location: Denton, MD
Applicant: Choptank Community Health System
Amount Requested: $1,485,000
Description: Choptank Community Health System (CCHS) and University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH) have a collaborative plan to expand health care services for Kent and northern Queen Anne's County over the next 3 years. The plan includes the introduction of primary care, behavioral health and dental care services offered by CCHS in Kent County, headquartered in Chestertown and complemented by mobile van health care delivery services in more remote and underserved locations such as Millington, Worton, and Rock Hall. Federal funds would support the renovation of office space and equipment needed to provide dental services for Kent and northern Queen Anne's County residents, including pediatric patients.

Project Name: College Access and Scholarship Program Expansion
Project Location: Suitland, MD
Applicant: Charles Drew Memorial Scholarship Fund
Amount Requested: $75,000
Description: The Charles Drew Memorial Scholarship Fund (CDMSF) provides pathways to positive post-secondary success for minority youth residing and attending school in Prince George's County. CDMSF gives high school graduates the opportunity to attend college and the tools to succeed once they get there through scholarships and mentoring. Federal funding will be used to expand CDMSF’s scholarship and college access youth programs to serve more participants.

Project Name: Community College of Baltimore County Trucking CDL Program
Project Location: Sparrows Point, MD
Applicant: Community College of Baltimore County
Amount Requested: $721,130
Description: The Baltimore region has long been a center of supply chain management and manufacturing and demand for truck drivers is expected to increase by 5-6% over the next five years as the Port of Baltimore and Tradepoint Atlantic continue to grow. The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training Center at Tradepoint Atlantic trained 151 students in its first year of operation and has already outgrown its capacity to meet demand. Federal funds will support program expansion and tuition and fees for eligible students.

Project Name: Community Law In Action Youth Development and Empowerment Programs
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Community Law In Action (CLIA)
Amount Requested: $200,000
Description: Community Law in Action’s (CLIA) six-week Summer Leadership Institute program offers the opportunity for students to learn about positive leadership, job and career readiness, post-secondary educational opportunities, and the importance of youth participation in civic engagement. CLIA’s Pathways Program works with students at Baltimore City Schools to provide a 90-Day “Learning Journey” to understand the foundation of leadership development and community advocacy, and with students at the Baltimore Department of Juvenile Services to focus on life skills and gang prevention for youth who are currently detained and charged for nonviolent offenses to reduce the likelihood of recidivism. CLIA also plans to relaunch their Youth Leadership Development and Advocacy Fellowship Program to support high school students with interpersonal leadership development, civic engagement, and college and career exploration. Federal funds would support these programs and empower young people in Baltimore City to lead and advocate for themselves and their communities.

Project Name: Coppin State University Nursing Certification Support
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Coppin State University
Amount Requested: $107,000
Description: The COVID Pandemic proves just how critically important the need for qualified health care workers to serve the community, especially the City of Baltimore, which is home to some of our most vulnerable populations. Coppin State University’s nursing program provides significant personnel support to this community with highly qualified nurses. Federal funds will enable nursing students to participate in preparatory courses and register for needed certification exams.

Project Name: Coppin State University Teaching Certification Support
Project Location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant: Coppin State University
Amount Requested: $87,000
Description: The State of Maryland continues to experience a shortage of highly-qualified teachers. In order to be certified, prospective teachers need to take and pass the Praxis Core and Praxis II tests. Federal funds will be used by Coppin State to provide students with prep courses for the exams at no or minimal costs and assist students in paying the exam fees so more are able to successfully reach certification.

Project Name: Culturally Competent Multidisciplinary Care Center
Project Location: Rockville, MD
Applicant: Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Amount Requested: $750,000
Description: People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have long experienced disproportionately higher rates of treatable health disparities. Research shows that about 40% of adults with IDD live with four or more comorbidities, resulting from a lack of health and wellness resources and accessible, culturally competent primary and specialty care. Additionally, medical school and health science education does not always adequately prepare providers to address the unique needs of individuals with IDD. The Jewish Foundation for Group Homes plans to develop a fully accessible, culturally competent, multidisciplinary/multi-system of care and integrated physical, dental, and behavioral/mental health in a primary care setting that is designed with and for people with IDD. This Montgomery County-based, groundbreaking clinic, will be modeled after similar successful models in other parts of the country, while being customized to the resources, needs and dynamics of the DMV community. Federal funds would be used to procure the necessary medical equipment to build out the clinic.

Project Name: Data Science and Analytics Center
Project Location: Bowie, MD
Applicant: Bowie State University
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Description: Bowie State University’s Center for Data Science and Data Analytics Center pulls on existing university resources for research, training, and industry partnerships. Federal funding will support a collaboration among the university, government, and industry partners in research and curriculum development to improve data analytics and train an underrepresented population in this fast-growing STEM field.

Project Name: Dee's Place Wellness and Recovery Services
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition
Amount Requested: $600,000
Description: Every day individuals reach out to Dee's Place for recovery support from addiction, which receives more than 5,000 calls a month. This number includes those who attend NA/AA/AIM support groups, receive support services such as referrals to treatment and housing, and those seeking one-on-one meetings with Certified Peer Recovery Specialists. Dee's Place is committed to working with state agencies, the Baltimore City Health Department, numerous health institutions, community-based organizations, and other recovery centers to combat the opioid epidemic in Baltimore City. Federal funds will allow Dee’s Place to expand their services to increase the number of people participating in meetings and group sessions, peer-to peer meetings, referrals to treatment and other supportive services; and expand hours of operation.

Project Name: Denney House Workforce Development Program
Project Location: Clinton, MD
Applicant: The Denney House Inc.
Amount Requested: $200,000
Description: TDHWorks trains individuals from underserved communities to be successful in the workplace through development of essential soft and social skills necessary to gain and maintain employment; financial literacy; college and career exploration; trade certification; and job placement. Funds will be used to expand existing programming to provide training year round.

Project Name: Developing Aviation Tools and Training to Mitigate Geographic Health Disparities
Project Location: Princess Anne, MD
Applicant: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Amount Requested: $510,000
Description: Rural populations in the United States are often disconnected from necessary health resources, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have the potential to fill infrastructure gaps and connect these isolated communities. The UMES Developing Aviation Tools and Training to Mitigate Geographic Health Disparities project will use the capabilities of their existing Aviation Sciences program to pilot an effort to use UAS and associated technology to deliver essential medications and supplies to rural populations without full access to medical services. Federal funds would support this research, including training and curriculum for students.

Project Name: Don Bosco Cristo Rey Work Study
Project Location: Takoma Park, MD
Applicant: Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School of the Archdiocese
Amount Requested: $761,446
Description: The Don Bosco Cristo Rey Work Study program offers a unique and invaluable opportunity to students from under-resourced communities to obtain four years of professional work experience and expand their opportunities for access to higher education. A Work Study staff of six full-time employees and four part-time drivers manage the program, placing students in jobs all around the DMV area and supporting the students and corporate supervisors as they work together. Federal funds will support continued operations of the program.

Project Name: Easterseals Behavioral Health Clinic in Prince George’s County
Project Location: Largo, MD
Applicant: Easterseals Serving DC, MD, VA Inc.
Amount Requested: $900,000
Description: Easterseals operates the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic in Silver Spring, treating more than 700 clients with PTSD, depression, or anxiety a year, using a variety of funding sources to ensure that they never turn away an at-risk military-connected family. They plan to use federal funds to expand their services with a new Behavioral Health Clinic adjacent to the University of Maryland Health Center in Largo. The new Prince George’s County clinic will initially focus on services for children and seniors, including comprehensive case management, individual, group, and family therapy, and other supportive services. In addition to in-person care, the clinic will provide telehealth services and its therapists will travel to Easterseals’ existing Medical Adult Day Centers and Head Start programs on a regular basis.

Project Name: Electronic Health Record Modernization and Equipment at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland, MD
Project Location: Oakland, MD
Applicant: Garrett Regional Medical Center
Amount Requested: $620,000
Description: Garrett Regional Medical Center is a 55-bed acute care hospital located in Oakland, Garrett County, Maryland – one of the state's most rural areas. GRMC serves people in Garrett County and the surrounding region, including parts of 8 counties across 3 states (Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania). GRMC's current Electronic Health Record (HER) system is an on-premise system that provides clinical charting for midsized and community hospitals and has been in use since 1998. Federal funds will help GRMC purchase a new 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.

Project Name: Encuentros: Scaling a Community-Based Model of Emotional Healing
Project Location: Rockville, MD
Applicant: Identity of Maryland, Inc.
Amount Requested: $120,400
Description: The Encuentros: Scaling a Community-Based Model of Emotional Healing project was designed with, for, and by Montgomery County’s Latino community to provide mental health support groups facilitated by trusted Community Mental Health Workers. The program, provided at no cost, helps community members manage mental and behavioral health and deal with stress, anxiety, grief, and other emotional challenges. Federal funds will expand the Encuentros program by training new Community Mental Health Workers to facilitate additional groups, updating training and evaluation materials, and integrating Encuentros program data into Identity’s broader client data management to ensure comprehensive care.

Project Name: End Hunger in Calvert County Culinary Workforce Development
Project Location: Huntingtown, MD
Applicant: End Hunger in Calvert County
Amount Requested: $300,000
Description: End Hunger in Calvert County’s Culinary Training Program introduces individuals with disabilities to culinary fundamentals while also integrating independent living and workplace readiness skills necessary to gain and retain employment. Students acquire pre-apprentice skills preparing for employment in food service industries consistent with their own unique strengths, abilities, and interests. This comprehensive program incorporates culinary and baking techniques; occupational skills specific to earning a credential, including the ServSafe Food Handler curriculum; workplace readiness training; developing social skills and independent living, and instruction in self-advocacy and on-the-job training. Federal funds would be used to expand the current program and improve service delivery in Calvert County.

Project Name: Establishing the Data-Driven Frederick Research Center at Hood College
Project Location: Frederick, MD
Applicant: Hood College
Amount Requested: $390,000
Description: Hood College seeks to establish Data-Driven Frederick as an innovative research center in the George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business. Data-Driven Frederick will collect, aggregate, and publish regional socioeconomic indicators for the greater Frederick community and work with non-profits, governments, and businesses to analyze the data for grants, reports, or decision-making purposes. Students at Hood will serve as researchers and develop sought-after expertise in research methodology, data analytics, and project management. Federal funds will help launch the program and enable research teams of faculty and students to begin to assembly research analyses and data reports for local partners.

Project Name: Expanding access to care and improving health equity in Maryland
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Education Fund
Amount Requested: $250,000
Description: The Maryland Health Equity Resource Act was approved during the 2021 Maryland General Assembly legislative session and provides significant new grant funding and state resources for local communities to address health disparities, improve health outcomes, expand access to primary care and prevention services, and help reduce health care costs. Federal funds will help the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Education Fund promote these new resources with local trusted messengers, increasing the number of participants accessing care.

Project Name: Expanding the Healthcare Workforce at Goucher College
Project Location: Towson, MD
Applicant: Goucher College
Amount Requested: $1,255,800
Description: Goucher College is currently making a significant capital investment to both expand and upgrade their existing life sciences and health sciences teaching facilities. This will allow the College to double the number of students who can be admitted into the biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuroscience, pre-nursing, and pre-med programs. Federal funds would be used equip the life sciences and health sciences teaching labs with the latest equipment so that today's graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce and research labs of tomorrow.

Project Name: Fort Washington Medical Center - Cardiovascular Center for Diabetic Patients
Project Location: Prince George's County, MD
Applicant: Fort Washington Medical Center
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Description: In 2019, it was reported that 13.8% of residents in Southwest Prince George’s County live with diabetes and there are not adequate health services in the area to support patients. This is not only a health issue but also is a racial disparity issue as more residents have diabetes than white residents. Federal funds will support the Cardiovascular Center for Diabetic Patients, which will provide cardiologists and vascular surgeons to screen, assess, and treat diabetic patients with cardiovascular issues, helping them manage the disease and reducing the risk of medical events.

Project Name: Frederick County Crisis Stabilization Center Equipment
Project Location: Frederick, MD
Applicant: Frederick County
Amount Requested: $698,083
Description: Behavioral health issues currently account for 20% of the emergency department visits to Frederick Health Hospital, but emergency rooms are rarely the most appropriate place to manage a behavioral health crisis. The Frederick County Crisis Stabilization Center is a 23-hour program that will divert people who are in crisis or under the influence of a substance away from emergency departments and into supervised care and sustainable, community-based behavioral health care. It includes a Care Traffic Control Model to ensure that first responders are able to direct patients to available providers, set up routine and urgent outpatient appointments, and track data and outcomes. The Crisis Stabilization Center will make sure that individuals in crisis receive urgent care, but also are connected to appropriate services and providers to address their needs. Federal funds will be used for medical and other needed equipment to set up the Crisis Stabilization Center.

Project Name: Frostburg State University Teacher Residency Program
Project Location: Frederick, MD
Applicant: Frostburg State University
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description: 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 Name: GapBuster Second Chance Reentry Program
Project Location: Rockville, MD
Applicant: GapBuster, Inc
Amount Requested: $275,000
Description: GapBuster’s Second Chance Reentry Program is partnering with local businesses and community colleges to work with incarcerated individuals who are scheduled for release to offer workforce training in a variety of career pathways, including construction, HVAC installation and repair, computer repair, and hospitality. Each participant will receive an Individualized Development Plan that includes career interest and work-readiness assessments, GED preparation, and employment services along with supports like health and substance abuse counseling, psychological counseling, and life skills development. Federal funds would be used to implement the program and provide clear pathways for returning citizens to gain skills necessary for employment and prevent recidivism.

Project Name: Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Excel Center
Project Location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant: Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.
Amount Requested: $1,400,000
Description: Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake is working to open the Excel Center, an innovative school model that provides adults with a high school experience, the opportunity to access postsecondary credentials and skill-building experiences, and wraparound support services. Upon completion students will receive a state-recognized high school diploma. Each student is supported by a dedicated coach to provide guidance as they seek their diploma and credentials, and the site offers free childcare and transportation assistance. All students are encouraged to earn career certifications and/or college credit along with their high school diploma to emerge prepared to fill openings for good jobs- ones that offer complex, purposeful work alongside living wages, benefits and opportunities for advancement. Funds will be used to support program operations.

Project Name: Greater Baden Medical Services Capitol Heights Expansion
Project Location: Brandywine, MD
Applicant: Greater Baden Medical Services
Amount Requested: $5,000,000
Description: Funding for this project would support the construction of a patient-friendly, state-of-the-art outpatient medical facility in the historically medically underserved community of Capitol Heights, Maryland.

Project Name: HER Resiliency’s Healing Center for Survivors
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: HER Resiliency Center
Amount Requested: $685,000
Description: HER Resiliency Center (HER) serves sex trafficking survivors in the Baltimore Area, helping them heal and get back on their feet with dignity. Federal funding will allow for increased staffing of the HER Resiliency’s Healing Center to support survivors with appropriate mental health recovery and wellness services. The additional resources will accelerate the healing process to empower survivors to enter the workforce to establish long-term self-sufficiency.

Project Name: Hood College Biomedical Research and Training Center
Project Location: Frederick, MD
Applicant: Hood College
Amount Requested: $610,000
Description: Building on their strength and growth in the sciences, as well as their partnerships with regional industry, Hood College plans to establish a Biomedical Research and Training Center. In addition to providing STEM training opportunities for Hood College students across a variety of majors and disciplines, the Center will serve students from other regional schools as well as the employees of regional companies. Programming will include weekend or week-long workshops; bridge courses to prepare graduate students for advanced research; and programming focused on the development of specific high-demand skills defined by our industry partners. It will also foster apprenticeships and student internships with regional industry partners. Federal funds will be used to stand up the Center, including technology and supplies for office and lab spaces, curriculum development, research, student and faculty stipends, and training services.

Project Name: Hoops for Peace Community Violence Intervention
Project Location: Largo, MD
Applicant: Community Kinship Coalition, Inc
Amount Requested: $150,000
Description: For over three decades, Community Kinship Coalition, Inc.'s (CKC) Annual Hoops For Peace Anti-Violence Youth Summit and Three on Three Basketball Tournament has provided advocacy, mentoring, and resources to over 4,500 youth participants. CKC partners with local universities, school systems, government agencies, and local organizations to provide peer mediation, mentoring, and tutoring in afterschool enrichment programs for students in Prince George’s County. Federal funds will support a Community Violence Intervention League to grow the basketball tournament and build non-violence campaigns in schools and communities.

Project Name: Howard County Autism Society Autism Hiring Program
Project Location: Columbia, MD
Applicant: Howard County Autism Society
Amount Requested: $440,000
Description: The Autism Hiring Program advances workplace neurodiversity and acceptance, connecting businesses to an untapped workforce of skilled Autistic adults and targeting jobseekers not supported by existing systems. Federal funds will be used to build on the program, which began in 2020, expanding the number of employer partners and serving more applicants. The program includes training for employers and ongoing support from an Employment Specialist, a 10-week skills training program for jobseekers, and continued peer mentoring and support to maintain successful employment.

Project Name: Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research Cryogenic Electron Microscope
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Amount Requested: $4,000,000
Description: 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 Name: Investing in the Future of the Healthcare Workforce
Project Location: Dundalk, MD
Applicant: Community College of Baltimore County
Amount Requested: $2,478,701
Description: The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) is the largest provider of Maryland undergraduate health care education, training approximately 1,200 health care students each year (300 nurses and 900 allied health professionals). All of their health programs are nationally accredited, have strong board pass rates, and produce graduates in high demand in the various healthcare industries in the Baltimore-Washington, DC region. Federal funds will help update Nursing Simulation Laboratories and other allied health care programs with equipment and supplies that replicate health care settings, improve lab efficiency, and allow more students to have hands-on experience.

Project Name: IT Workforce Training in Baltimore and Silver Spring
Project Location: Silver Spring, MD
Applicant: Per Scholas, Inc.
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description: Per Scholas partners with leading employers to build more diverse talent pools, directly connecting graduates to new career opportunities at businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups. Federal funds will be used to expand their high-quality technical training and professional development to at least 450 low-to-moderate income adults from traditionally underrepresented groups at their two Maryland campuses in Baltimore and Silver Spring.

Project Name: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing CAPABLE Baltimore City
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Johns Hopkins University
Amount Requested: $472,658
Description: CAPABLE is a person-directed, home-based program that empowers seniors to age in place. The program ranges four to five-months, integrating services from an occupational therapist (OT), a registered nurse (RN), and a handy worker who work together with an older adult to set goals and direct action plans that improve health, independence, and safety. Participants learn new skills, exercises, and how to work with additional tools/equipment/home modifications to make their daily routines more functional as they age. 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 health care savings driven by reductions in both inpatient and outpatient treatment.

Project Name: Juanita C. Grant Foundation Elder Abuse and Fraud Prevention Education Series
Project Location: Capitol Heights, MD
Applicant: Juanita C. Grant Foundation
Amount Requested: $250,000
Description: The Juanita C. Grant Foundation partners with Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation Senior Community Centers, Memorial Library System Branches, churches, and senior living centers to train seniors on elder abuse and fraud scams that target them. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), fraud scams increased by 90% during the pandemic. Federal funds will be used for the expansion of Elder Abuse and Fraud Prevention Training Series from 6 trainings to 18 covering all 8 districts in Prince George's County. The project will also include toolkits and a resource guide that can be easily adapted to update families and communities on elder abuse and fraud assistance.

Project Name: Kennedy Krieger Institute - Pediatric Long-Covid Clinic
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Kennedy Krieger Institute
Amount Requested: $1,200,000
Description: Reports from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Children's Hospital Association state that, as of March 24, 2022, there have been nearly 13 million pediatric cases of COVID-19, representing approximately 19% of the cases in the United States. In Maryland, the AAP estimates that as of March 24, 2022 there have been over 200,000 pediatric cases of COVID-19. Based on research estimates, it is expected that there are already 10,000-20,000 pediatric patients in Maryland who have had or will continue to have long-COVID. Evidence suggests that patients with long-COVID benefit from a multidisciplinary treatment approach. The Kennedy Krieger Institute has a long-standing history and proven excellence in multi- and interdisciplinary care models for children and adolescents. As a result, the Institute established the Pediatric Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation Clinic in June 2020 to treat young people with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 and symptoms lasting for more than a month. Federal funds will help support clinical operations and treatments, including for patients who are uninsured or underinsured.

Project Name: Laboratory Equipment for the Marine Science Program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Project Location: St. Mary's City, MD
Applicant: St. Mary's College of Maryland
Amount Requested: $750,000
Description: St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s new Marine Science Program – the first and only of its kind in the state – launched in Fall 2021. The St. Mary’s River and the Lower Potomac River serve as a perfect real-world laboratory to train our next generation of scientists to understand and protect estuaries in a changing environment. Federal funds will provide new scientific equipment to modernize and expand the 30-year-old existing aquatic holding lab, replacing obsolete tanks and outfitting the additional marine science lab.

Project Name: Learning Undefeated STEM Talent Accelerator Pathway
Project Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Applicant: Learning Undefeated, Inc.
Amount Requested: $1,500,000
Description: Learning Undefeated deploys a fleet of state-of-the-art mobile STEM laboratories to the parking lots of K-12 schools across the state year-round, during the school year and over the summer. Their team of educators and scientists work with schools to provide curriculum and programming onboard the labs and in the classroom. Federal funds will support expanded deployment of the mobile laboratories, as well as an afterschool STEM Leadership Experience to connect students with STEM professionals for hands-on experiential learning; an Emerging Leaders in STEM program to connect young women with STEM programming and professional role models; and Digital STEM learning resources to provide hybrid and virtual learning experiences.

Project Name: Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD) African American Neuroscience Research Initiative (AANRI)
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Lieber Institute
Amount Requested: $3,000,000
Description: 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. 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. 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 Name: Living Classrooms’ Job Training for Returning Citizens/Environmental Equity Tree Planting Project
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Living Classrooms Foundation
Amount Requested: $750,000
Description: 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 Name: Maryland Living Well – Bridging the Gap to Help Seniors
Project Location: Salisbury, MD
Applicant: MAC Incorporated
Amount Requested: $320,000
Description: 25% of Maryland’s residents live in rural areas, leaving many seniors out of the range of service for programs to support them aging in place. The Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence oversees statewide implementation of programs to help Maryland’s older adults and people with disabilities. Federal funding will assist in recruiting and training the workforce needed to reach seniors and people with disabilities in rural areas across the state and standardize the referral process to connect seniors to both primary care providers and hospitals and non-clinical services and programs.

Project Name: Maryland Workforce Alliance
Project Location: Annapolis, MD
Applicant: Maryland Workforce Alliance
Amount Requested: $949,800
Description: In 2018 the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation creating the Kirwan Commission which was tasked with developing recommendations to enhance and improve investments in, and operation of, Maryland’s public school system. Recommendations were codified in 2020 through the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Act. The Blueprint recommended that school systems provide redesigned Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways that include workplace training and lead to industry-recognized credentials, including postsecondary certificates earned through dual enrollment to help provide stronger pathways for Maryland students who are interested in directly entering the workforce. These federal funds would be used to provide technical assistance and support to Maryland school systems, employers, unions, and apprenticeship sponsors to create and scale apprenticeships starting in 11th grade and continuing to proficiency the apprentice's occupation to meet the requirements of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Act.

Project Name: MedStar Curtis National Hand Center
Project Location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant: MedStar Curtis National Hand Center
Amount Requested: $1,500,000
Description: Since 1975, the Curtis National Hand Center has provided treatments for a variety of problems and injuries that affect the function of the hand and upper extremities. Federal funds will support full renovation the second-floor clinical area with 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 Name: Melwood Neurodivergent Workforce Initiative
Project Location: Upper Marlboro, MD
Applicant: Melwood Horticultural Center
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description: Melwood is an employer, advocate, and provider of services to people with disabilities. It has a heavy focus on pre-employment training as a means of driving empowerment and inclusion and bringing down the unemployment rate for people with disabilities, which remains more than double that of those without disabilities. Federal funding would help Melwood expand abilIT, a neurodiverse workforce program that provides both technical and professional development training to help people with disabilities succeed in the job market, supporting up to 80 trainees with classes to earn industry-recognized certifications. In addition to working with job seekers, Melwood will work directly with hiring organizations to ensure ongoing success for placed candidates, including management and co-worker training so that retention and growth opportunities are included in organizational plans.

Project Name: Morgan State University Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Morgan State University
Amount Requested: $1,995,000
Description: The need for African Americans in the medical profession is well documented, with black men representing less than 3% of all medical students nationally, a figure that has not changed in the five decades. Morgan State University seeks to address this through the creation of the first Osteopathic College of Medicine at an HBCU. In order to prepare students for admission into this program, the University will first establish a Master's Level program in Biomedical Sciences. These federal funds will be used to support establishment of this new Master’s Level program, including equipping labs and classrooms, developing coursework, and recruiting faculty and staff.

Project Name: National Aquarium Conservation Education Programming
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: The National Aquarium, Inc
Amount Requested: $401,615
Description: The National Aquarium provides statewide environmental conservation education to students grades Pre-K through 12 through the Terrapins in the Classroom and AquaPartners programs and through professional development for educators. Federal funds would be used to support these efforts that serve more than 13,000 participants each year from Maryland.

Project Name: Nonprofit Navigators-Experiential Internship
Project Location: Bowie, MD
Applicant: Human Services Coalition of Prince George's County
Amount Requested: $1,788,651
Description: The Nonprofit Navigator Program is an experiential internship program that is designed to engage college students in the nonprofit sector. Federal funds will be used to support the staff who manage the program and content experts who will mentor the cohort of 50 students and provide structured guidance in their area of interest.

Project Name: Notre Dame University of Maryland Growing Primary Care and Health Professionals Through Higher Education
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Notre Dame of Maryland University
Amount Requested: $963,361
Description: Since the founding of its School of Nursing in 1979, Notre Dame University of Maryland (NDUM) has provided high quality healthcare education. Its programming now includes a School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapist, and Family Nurse Practitioner training. Federal funding will expand the Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapist, and Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum and purchase equipment and technology to ensure students are able to learn on the same tools they will use in practical settings.

Project Name: One Mission Cambridge Mission Center
Project Location: Cambridge, MD
Applicant: One Mission Cambridge
Amount Requested: $60,000
Description: Many of the churches in Cambridge currently operate their own food pantries that occur throughout the month at different times, days, and locations. This inconsistent manner in which food pantries currently operate is confusing for many people and causes frustration for those seeking assistance. Federal funds will support One Mission Cambridge, which will consolidate the services into a single food pantry location with regular hours, community dinners, community navigation to access additional services, and counseling to serve those experiencing food security.

Project Name: Park West Health System Capital Expansion Project for Behavioral Health
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Park West Health Systems, Inc.
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Description: Park West Health System (PWHS) is a Federally-Qualified Health Center providing culturally-sensitive, primary health, dental, mental, and behavioral health services to the medically-underserved through its 3 locations and a network of public/private service providers for over 50 years, regardless of ability to pay or insurance status. The current West Belvedere Avenue location was built in 1950 as a Jewish Social Club and is outdated and over capacity. Federal funds will support a 15,245 square foot addition and 10,710 square foot renovation of the existing 2nd and 3rd floors of the Park West Belvedere Avenue location. The addition and renovations will enable the expansion of existing services while integrating new disciplines like psychotherapy and youth intervention, bringing the building up to today’s building standards and codes, and improving ADA compliance.

Project Name: Prince George’s County Mobile Library
Project Location: Largo, MD
Applicant: Prince George's County Memorial Library
Amount Requested: $2,862,000
Description: Funding for this project will be used to create a “Rover: Library 2Go” to provide mobile library services in Prince George’s County, MD. The mobile library vehicle will enable the Library to directly deliver internet access, technology, books, and library services to underserved communities and neighborhoods that do not have an accessible permanent public library building, such as Langley Park, Capitol Heights, Suitland, Langley Park, and Oxon Hill.

Project Name: Prince George's County Community College: Building Maryland's Nursing Workforce
Project Location: Largo, MD
Applicant: Prince George's Community College
Amount Requested: $970,132
Description: In Maryland, the pandemic resulted in a shortage of 2,600 nurses and an increase in the rate of nurses leaving the field per year from 17% pre-COVID to 33%. In February of 2022, the Maryland Hospital Association stated in a news release that the "staggering workforce shortage" is limiting hospitals' "capacity to meet the needs of all Maryland residents." Prince George's County Community College will help meet the region's critical nursing workforce needs by expanding their certified nursing assistant program to their Laurel campus with the addition of a full CNA lab and providing a new and updated nursing program lab and simulation equipment on the Largo campus. The new labs and simulation equipment will expand nursing and certified nursing assistant students’ practical and clinical experience opportunities.

Project Name: Regional Mental Health Training Program
Project Location: Easton, MD
Applicant: For All Seasons, Inc
Amount Requested: $2,193,240
Description: 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 Name: Relocation and Expansion of Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC) Health Center
Project Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Applicant: Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc
Amount Requested: $1,112,046
Description: Established in 1982, the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc., (CCACC) is a grass-root nonprofit organization in Gaithersburg, Maryland that established a health center to provide free or low-cost primary care, mental health, and rehabilitation services to community members with language and cultural barriers. Among the 10 Montgomery Cares clinics, the CCACC Health Center is the only one targeted to serve Asian American populations. The clinic currently provides services in a 1300 square foot space with three exam rooms, one pharmacy, and a lab space. Federal funds will support relocation to a new 10,000 square foot building and buildout of clinical space for primary care, a rehabilitation clinic, a mental health and health education center, radiology, and a dental clinic.

Project Name: Roberta’s House Regional Expansion for Grief and Trauma Services
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Roberta's House, Inc.
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description: Roberta's House has been meeting a need for trauma-informed, culturally-responsive grief support in the greater Baltimore area and in Prince George’s County for 15 years, addressing community violence and crime, parental incarceration, family separation and deportation, entry into the foster care system, and poverty. Currently, their Prince George’s County services are operated through a satellite location in an office complex that lacks visibility and capacity. Federal funds will be used to establish a new, more accessible location that can accommodate peer support programs and new mental health counseling services and double the average number of individuals served.

Project Name: Scaling Mental Health Access for People with Disabilities
Project Location: Severn, MD
Applicant: The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
Amount Requested: $250,000
Description: The Arc Central Chesapeake Region hears frequently from people with disabilities who are seeking mental health services and having trouble finding providers equipped to serve their unique needs. In 2020, the Arc created Behavioral Health to take a holistic approach to behavioral supports, focusing on the necessary mental health counseling and clinical supports that help manage specific behaviors. The Arc uses licensed clinicians who have experience providing mental health counseling to people with disabilities in both individual and group settings. Federal funds will help grow capacity to support 125 individuals by 2025, including children.

Project Name: Sinai Hospital Emergency Department Modernization
Project Location: Owings Mills, MD
Applicant: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Amount Requested: $2,500,000
Description: Sinai Emergency Department (ED) is one of only four Level II Trauma Centers in the state and was initially designed to accommodate about 50,000 visits each year, far less capacity than is currently needed. Federal funds for the Sinai Hospital Emergency Department Modernization project will address the increasing rates of trauma patients by increasing the size and scope of all ED trauma bays and improve 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 Name: St. Ann's Center Pathways Out of Poverty
Project Location: Hyattsville, MD
Applicant: St. Ann's Center for Children, Youth and Families
Amount Requested: $200,000
Description: St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth, and Families was founded in 1860 to serve orphaned and abandoned children and single women in childbirth, with doors open to people of all races and religions. It remains one of a handful of residential programs for homeless mothers and their children in Maryland, and many of the young women they serve have a history of abuse, neglect, extreme poverty, or other trauma. Federal funds will support "Pathways Out of Poverty,” a pioneering and innovative program that will provide holistic and intensive programming, including shelter, education, employment, social services and child care, to eight young Maryland mothers and their children who are facing homelessness or housing insecurity. With these supports, young mothers will create and aim to achieve goals that move their families towards stability and self-sufficiency.

Project Name: STEMcx Workforce Development and College Readiness Program
Project Location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant: Transforming Lives Community Organization/STEMcx
Amount Requested: $257,650
Description: The Transforming Lives Community Development Corporation’s workforce pipeline program provides underserved students with STEM workforce experiences. Federal funds will help scale up the program to place 50 students in 8-week paid summer experiences working directly with local STEM companies and organizations, along with college readiness preparation programming, including mentoring from current college students taking STEM courses.

Project Name: Strengthen Community-Based Services for Older Adults in Baltimore City
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: City of Baltimore
Amount Requested: $3,500,000
Description: National data has shown that social isolation is a prime risk factor for older adults. Many City residents are on waiting lists for in-home services. Federal funding will support a team of service coordinators in Baltimore City’s 13 senior centers who will reach out to older adults in senior housing buildings, private homes, and homeless shelters to connect them with services, resources, and community support systems. It will also pay for comprehensive assessments and case management for homebound City residents 65 and over who are not eligible for Medicaid, providing adult day care, chore service, personal care, medical supplies, home-delivered meals, and medical transportation.

Project Name: Supporting Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism Through the Arts
Project Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Applicant: ArtStream, Inc
Amount Requested: $300,600
Description: ArtStream is a unique program offering creative classes and workshops that engage individuals of all ages with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and autism alongside neurotypical peer volunteers. Using the arts as a basis, they teach self-advocacy, public speaking, communication, and independent living skills and build confidence and relationships. Federal funding will allow ArtStream to reach 400 new participants, including by providing accessible transportation, expanding staff, and offering training to special education teachers, program partners, and other disability service providers to support independence for individuals with IDDs and autism.

Project Name: The Arc Prince George’s County Support for Black and Brown Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Project Location: Prince George's County, MD
Applicant: The Arc Prince George's County
Amount Requested: $819,500
Description: 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 reaches 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 Name: The Denney House Transitional Housing Program
Project Location: Clinton, MD
Applicant: The Denney House Inc.
Amount Requested: $150,000
Description: The Denney House Transitional Housing Program provides housing and resources to underserved communities to assist them in the process of becoming self-sustaining. Individuals receive a stable home and on-site caseworkers and wraparound services like behavioral and mental health treatment, life skills and workforce training, financial literacy, and art therapy. The current program only has the capacity to help 25 people at a time, and federal funding will allow for the purchase of an additional home to serve more women and children and provide them with stable housing.

Project Name: Towson University Teacher Workforce Initiative
Project Location: Towson, MD
Applicant: Towson University
Amount Requested: $950,000
Description: Maryland is experiencing a teacher shortage and in the last three years the numbers of students graduating from Towson University as Education majors has declined by more than 15%, exemplifying the problem. Towson University seeks to reverse this trend through a campaign to recruit and incentivize students to enter the teaching profession by targeting 1st generation and underrepresented students and career changers for recruitment and training. Federal funds would be used to support strategic outreach and student financial assistance with the goal of graduating 40-45 new teachers in the next two years.

Project Name: Transforming Lives STEMcx Tutoring Program
Project Location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant: Transforming Lives Community Organization/STEMcx
Amount Requested: $165,900
Description: 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 Name: Transforming Prince George’s County Through Trauma-Informed Care
Project Location: Calverton, MD
Applicant: Adoptions Together
Amount Requested: $751,000
Description: Transforming Prince George’s County through Trauma-informed Care provided 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 will 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 Name: Ulman Foundation Community Navigation Program
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Ullman Foundation
Amount Requested: $250,000
Description: The Ulman Foundation was founded in 1997 when founder Doug Ulman was diagnosed with cancer at 19 years old. Feeling isolated, Doug desired a community of people going through something similar, which was difficult to find in the young adult and adolescent (AYA) age range. The Foundation has grown steadily to increase the scope of its mission, service offerings, and community and is a major part of the beginning and continuation of the "AYA cancer movement.” Federal funds would support the Foundation’s plan to serve more patients throughout Maryland outside of the hospital system with a community navigation approach. This way, the Foundation can develop key relationships with doctors, nurses, social workers, and healthcare professionals to offer psychosocial support to patients when they are seen for treatment, and rely on these relationships to refer these patients to Ulman for additional support outside of the healthcare system.

Project Name: UMBC Partnership Interventions to Increase Underrepresented Students in the Public Health Workforce
Project Location: Baltimore County, MD
Applicant: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Amount Requested: $750,000
Description: UMBC is developing an academic and community partnership initiative designed to recruit and support African American and Latino students from high school and beyond, particularly those from lower income backgrounds, preparing them for leadership careers in public health. Federal funds will be used to establish an interdisciplinary team of faculty from UMBC's Departments of Sociology, Anthropology, Public Health, and Emergency Services to recruit, advise, and mentor students through college and into specific tracks within Masters of Public Health Programs at partner schools. This program aims to help increase much-needed diversity in the public health space.

Project Name: UMCES Enhance Diversity in STEM, Emphasis on Environmental Sciences
Project Location: Frostburg, MD
Applicant: University of MD Center for Environmental Science
Amount Requested: $800,000
Description: UMCES’s Appalachian Laboratory has implemented a pilot program to enhance diversity in STEM, particularly in underserved areas of rural western Maryland and urban Baltimore by engaging students who are veterans, first-generation, and/or underrepresented minorities in undergraduate and high school educational and internship programs. Access to necessary IT infrastructure has been a persistent challenge, as high-tech programs are a key part of data visualization and analysis. Federal funds will provide needed infrastructure and expand the pilot program.

Project Name: United for Child Care
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: United Way of Central Maryland
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description: More than 50% of Maryland families, and 70% of low-income families, live in a child care desert with three times as many children as licensed child care slots. In order to address this severe shortage, United Way is partnering with the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Family Network to grow both home-based and center-based care options. They will work with local colleges to develop a training and support program for those interested in opening new home-based centers and help existing providers reduce costs and keep their doors open. In addition to this initiative, federal funding will support two new school-based child care centers at high-need public high schools in Baltimore City

Project Name: United Way Young Men United Mentoring and Tutoring
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: United Way of Central Maryland
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description: Young Men United is an innovative equity and education initiative designed to support young men of color with their educational and vocational dreams through the United Way of Central Maryland. The comprehensive program provides mentoring, tutoring, leadership development and civic engagement, access to technology, college preparation, and family case management to students. Federal funds will be used to launch the program at two high-need schools in Baltimore City: Patterson High School in Southeast Baltimore and Benjamin Franklin High School in South Baltimore.

Project Name: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences IT Infrastructure
Project Location: Cambridge, MD
Applicant: University of MD Center for Environmental Science
Amount Requested: $3,800,000
Description: Since its founding in 1925, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has been at the forefront of research to understand, sustain, and restore ecosystems, especially the Chesapeake Bay. UMCES has received new construction funding from the State of Maryland for the Chesapeake Analytics Collaborative Building at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory on Solomons Island. This modern facility will ensure UMCES can continue their fundamental mission of supporting Maryland in the preservation and recovery of the Chesapeake Bay. Federal funds will be used for IT infrastructure and equipment that will better serve the demands of 21st century students and practicing professionals in their work to support the health of the Bay.

Project Name: University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center Emergency Department Expansion and Modernization
Project Location: La Plata, MD
Applicant: University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Description: The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center has been serving Charles County and surrounding communities for over 80 years. The emergency department has experienced overcrowding in large part due to increased numbers of mental health patients with a long length of stay. Federal funds would be used for a 4,000 square foot addition to the emergency department that will house a dedicated behavioral health unit and five additional medical rooms and a new waiting area for the main emergency department. The new configuration will operate more safely and efficiently and provide more appropriate care for those in behavioral health crisis.

Project Name: University of Maryland Eastern Shore Advancing Introductory Science Training
Project Location: Princess Anne, MD
Applicant: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Amount Requested: $621,000
Description: The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is renovating two science labs in the Carver Hall science building to provide modern equipment for introductory first and second year science courses that serve about 500 students annually. Federal funds will support purchase of equipment and allow for the development of new lab exercises, guided research activities, and training in science for a diverse generation of health and environmental researchers.

Project Name: University of Maryland, Baltimore CURE Scholars Program
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Amount Requested: $600,000
Description: 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 Name: Urban Tech Jobs 3.0
Project Location: Towson, MD
Applicant: Greater Baltimore Urban League
Amount Requested: $1,750,000
Description: 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. Participants develop technical and soft skills to support employment success, while also developing interpersonal skills to aid in career advancement and successful personal financial management. Federal funds will support the job training program which provides certifications in a number of tech careers.

Project Name: White Flint Institute for Computational Life Science
Project Location: Montgomery County, MD
Applicant: Montgomery County Maryland
Amount Requested: $3,000,000
Description: Maryland, and Montgomery County, are home to a number of federal life science related agencies, and Montgomery County is at the core of the fourth largest private-sector, life-science cluster in the country. The White Flint Institute for Computational Life Science is a planned partnership among Montgomery County, the University of Maryland College Park, the University of Maryland Baltimore, and the State of Maryland to accelerate discoveries and advances in life sciences, biomanufacturing, and medicine. This funding will support the acquisition of computational equipment to explore how Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and Virtual Reality can help to identify meaningful patterns hidden in the enormous data sets being obtained through life science research that can be translated into new innovations.

Project Name: Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program
Project Location: Largo, MD
Applicant: Prince George's County
Amount Requested: $3,070,838
Description: The Youth @ Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program has provided Prince George’s County students with early career trainings and work opportunities for more than 30 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 ensure that students are equipped to enter the workforce in a technology-based economy, assisting with unemployment rates and the local economy.

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Project Name: Allegany County for Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades
Project Location: Cumberland, MD
Applicant: Allegany County
Amount Requested: $9,600,000
Description: The Barton Business Park Wastewater facility has a current capacity of 50,000 gallons per day. By increasing capacity, the system would be able to attract new businesses and support increased economic development. Federal funds would help increase capacity by 500%.

Project Name: Anacostia Watershed Society for Preservation and Repair of Historic George Washington House
Project Location: Bladensburg, MD
Applicant: Anacostia Watershed Society
Amount Requested: $250,000
Description: Built in 1752, the George Washington House is a Georgian vernacular-style building considered a prize historic structure for the state. 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. Over centuries, the house has served as an inn, tavern, store, headquarters for an invading army, home to America’s first balloonist, and a birthplace of the populist labor movement. It is currently used as the Anacostia Watershed Society’s headquarters. Federal funding will refurbish the house and upgrade the electrical system to accommodate 21st century office and laboratory equipment. While serving as a working space for the Anacostia Watershed Society, the house will remain available for public tours.

Project Name: Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. for Historic Catoctin Furnace Ironworker House
Project Location: Thurmont, MD
Applicant: Catoctin Furnace Historical Society
Amount Requested: $400,000
Description: In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as many as 80 homes existed to house workers at the Catoctin Furnace, an industrial iron making complex that began operating in 1776 with a workforce composed primarily of enslaved Africans. Today, only 10 homes remain – 6 log and 4 stone, and in 1972, the structures were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Federal funds will support the restoration of one of these homes, Miller House, which retains much of its historic fabric beneath modern surfaces. The repair and restoration will include the “Heritage at Work” program at Catoctin Furnace, where students learn the craft of historic preservation and heritage trades. After the house is restored, the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society will house “Furnace Fellows,” an annual residential program providing training and mentoring in heritage tourism, museum management, and hands-on historic preservation. The project will include consultation and participation from descendants of European American workers who still live and work in some of the homes and the African American community whose history has been physically absent from the landscape for the last century.

Project Name: Charles County for Potomac River Water Supply Treatment Plant
Project Location: La Plata, MD
Applicant: Charles County Maryland
Amount Requested: $240,000
Description: Charles County plans to construct a new 5-10 million gallon per day surface water treatment plant along the upper reaches of the Potomac River to meet projected average and maximum day water demands. The project will conserve groundwater resources and allow the county to connect other municipal water systems. Federal funds will be used for preliminary engineering costs.

Project Name: Charles County for WSSC Waldorf Interconnection
Project Location: Charles County, MD
Applicant: Charles County Maryland
Amount Requested: $1,600,000
Description: As Charles County and its municipalities grow, it is seeking alternative surface water sources. To accomplish a connection to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) system, the county is making substantial upgrades to its water infrastructure. Federal funds will support planning and engineering costs related to connecting Waldorf to the WSSC system along US 301 in Brandywine.

Project Name: City of Baltimore for Egg Shaped Digesters Rehabilitation
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: City of Baltimore
Amount Requested: $4,000,000
Description: Federal funds will be used to rehabilitate the interior and exterior of the Egg Shaped Digester tanks at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plan. Improvements will help the digesters operate more efficiently, address treatment concerns, and minimize contaminants from entering nearby waterways.

Project Name: City of Bowie for Historic Belair Mansion Improvements
Project Location: City of Bowie, MD
Applicant: City of Bowie
Amount Requested: $475,000
Description: The Belair Mansion was built around 1745 for Provincial Governor Samuel Ogle and his wife, Anne Tasker Ogle, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In order to maintain this historic property and support public tours, federal funds will support critical maintenance, including elevator replacement, historic gutter repair, cemetery stabilization, and HVAC replacement.

Project Name: City of Bowie for Tuberculation Pipe Renewal and Replacement
Project Location: Bowie, MD
Applicant: City of Bowie
Amount Requested: $2,000,000
Description: The City of Bowie’s water main system is majorly impacted by turberculation, the development of small mounds of corrosion products on the inside of iron pipes that reduce the interior pipe diameter and restricts water flow. Federal funds would replace one mile of tuberculated cast iron water main to improve overall water quality.

Project Name: City of Brunswick for Elevated Drinking Water Storage
Project Location: Brunswick, MD
Applicant: City of Brunswick
Amount Requested: $1,000,000
Description: The City of Brunswick needs an elevated water storage structure to replace its 100-year-old reservoir that is currently leaking stored drinking water. A new elevated system would improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of producing clean drinking water for residents.

Project Name: City of Brunswick for Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Plant Upgrades
Project Location: Brunswick, MD
Applicant: City of Brunswick
Amount Requested: $1,100,000
Description: The City of Brunswick needs to update its Wastewater and Water Treatment Plants to prevent nitrogen, phosphorous, and suspended solid pollution into the Potomac River. Federal funds will cover planning and engineering to prepare the project.

Project Name: City of Frederick for Carroll Creek Restoration
Project Location: Frederick, MD
Applicant: City of Frederick
Amount Requested: $3,000,000
Description: The Carroll Creek Restoration project will reduce streambank erosion, plant a protective riparian buffer, and increase in-stream habitat to improve water quality for this part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Federal funds will support restoration of the creek from Husky Park to the Monocacy River, including a portion of the planned mixed-use Renn Farm development that will be dedicated to the City as park land.

Project Name: City of Rockville for an Advanced Water Meter Program
Project Location: Rockville, MD
Applicant: City of Rockville
Amount Requested: $2,035,000
Description: The City of Rockville is planning to upgrade its water meters with ultrasonic meters and Advanced Metering Infrastructure to improve efficiency, accuracy, and data quality. Ultrasonic meters have no moving parts, making them much more durable over time, and remote reading capabilities to decrease the time necessary to collect data. Coupled with Advanced Metering Infrastructure, the City will be able to automatically receive data, monitor water use and system efficiency, provide greater transparency for residents, and detect and fix meter malfunctions and water usage irregularities. Federal funds will support a phased-in installation of the meters and infrastructure.

Project Name: City of Rockville for Bulk Sodium Hypochlorite System
Project Location: Rockville, MD
Applicant: City of Rockville
Amount Requested: $1,232,000
Description: Federal funds will support the construction of a Bulk Sodium Hypochlorite system and renovation of the City’s Water Treatment Plant. The new treatment system will allow for the elimination of highly hazardous chemicals stored onsite and will be lower cost and more operator-friendly.

Project Name: City of Westminster for An Advanced Water Purification System
Project Location: Westminster, MD
Applicant: City of Westminster
Amount Requested: $5,272,000
Description: The City of Westminster needs to update its water systems to ensure a consistent supply in times of drought. Currently, the City relies on the Cranberry and Hull Creeks and groundwater wells for its water supply, but those supplies are vulnerable to drought. To address water scarcity, the City is launching PUREWater Westminster, the first water reuse facility in the State. Federal funds will support a new advanced treatment facility, which will be able to purify additional water from the Westminster Water Reclamation Facility and direct the clean water to the Cranberry Reservoir, increasing the City’s surface water capacity by 50%.

Project Name: City of Westminster for Water Main Replacement at Route 27
Project Location: Westminster, MD
Applicant: City of Westminster
Amount Requested: $2,150,000
Description: Federal funds will be used to replace the existing transite water main pipe on Route 27 between Hahn Road and Tuc Road with a new 12’’ ductile iron pipe. This is a hazard mitigation project that will prevent a water main break and potential sink holes.

Project Name: Easton Utilities Commission for Water Infrastructure Improvements
Project Location: Easton, MD
Applicant: Easton Utilities Commission
Amount Requested: $10,000,000
Description: Federal funds will be used to replace the town’s existing water treatment plant, which is more than 30 years old. The replacement will improve the quality and reliability of Easton’s drinking water.

Project Name: Garrett County for Mt. Lake Park/Loch Lynn Water Distribution Rehabilitation
Project Location: Loch Lynn Heights, MD
Applicant: Garrett County
Amount Requested: $640,000
Description: The water supply and distribution systems for the Towns of Mountain Lake Park and Loch Lynn Heights date back to 1900 and were expanded over the years without adequate planning or standardization. As a result, over 40% of the water supply is lost due to leaks in the system. Federal funds will support a design of a new, more efficient system.

Project Name: Preservation Maryland for Historic Ellicott City Jail Rehabilitation
Project Location: Ellicott City, MD
Applicant: Preservation Maryland
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description: The Old Ellicott City Jail is located in the Ellicott City Historic District, creating an opportunity to share an untold story of injustice. Working with the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Preservation Maryland will explain the significance of the site, where freedom seekers in the time of slavery were charged and lynchings were held. The project will include extensive community engagement to best ensure that history is accurately preserved and told, giving visitors the opportunity to reflect on the hurdles and progress in our nation’s quest for a more inclusive and just society.

Project Name: Prince George's County for Piscataway Creek Stream Restoration
Project Location: Largo, MD
Applicant: Prince George's County
Amount Requested: $3,600,000
Description: Federal funds will support restoration of on unnamed tributary to Piscataway Creek that flows through six communities in Clinton. The restoration effort will focus on flood control and pollutant reduction and increase resident access to the creek.

Project Name: Prince George's County for Restoration of Lower Beaverdam Creek
Project Location: Prince George's County, MD
Applicant: Prince George's County
Amount Requested: $784,000
Description: Lower Beaverdam Creek is located in the Anacostia River Watershed, a highly urbanized watershed. The restoration effort will focus on flood control and the remediation of hazardous substances. It also seeks to increase resident access to the creek for underserved neighborhoods through an education and outreach program. Federal funds will support the planning and design phase of the project.

Project Name: Project Liberty Ship, S.S. John W. Brown for Drydock
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Project Liberty Ship, S.S. John W. Brown
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description: The S.S. John W. Brown, berthed in Baltimore, educates visitors about the vital role of the wartime American merchant marine, Naval Armed Guard, and shipbuilders – three largely unheralded groups that were instrumental in the Allied victory in World War II. Visitors can participate in training classes and experience living history aboard the authentically restored and sailing S.S. John W. Brown. Federal funding would support drydocking the ship to allow its hull and fixtures to be inspected, preserved, and kept in good operational condition. It will also give U.S. Coast Guard personnel the opportunity to inspect those parts of the ship that are not available when it is waterborne in order to continue safe operations.

Project Name: Somerset County for the Smith Island Clean Water Project
Project Location: Ewell, MD
Applicant: Somerset County, Maryland
Amount Requested: $5,498,000
Description: The existing Tylerton Wastewater Treatment Plant, which serves Ewell, Rhodes Point, and Tylerton, is out of environmental compliance and under a consent order. The steel tanks at the existing Ewell Wastewater Treatment Plant are badly corroded and the Smith Island sewer system is vulnerable to flooding. Federal funds would support upgrades to the Ewell Wastewater Treatment Plant, the decommissioning of the Tylerton Wastewater Treatment Plant, the construction of a new subaqueous force main to connect Tylerton to wastewater collection, environmental mitigation, and upgrades of the three wastewater pumping stations in the project area. The project will help protect water quality and estuarine ecosystems around Smith Island that support rockfish, crab, and oyster populations.

Project Name: Talbot County for Force Main Pressure Monitoring System
Project Location: Talbot County, MD
Applicant: Talbot County
Amount Requested: $640,000
Description: The Talbot County Sanitary District has over 10 miles of force mains from major pump stations and have experienced sanitary sewer overflows as various valve vaults. Federal funds would be used to add pressure and vacuum sensors to detect low pressure conditions and quickly correct leaks and problems.

Project Name: Talbot County for Sewer Extension Project and Royal Oak Pump Station Replacement
Project Location: Royal Oak, MD
Applicant: Talbot County
Amount Requested: $9,000,000
Description: The Royal Oak Pump Station was constructed in 1992 and needs to be replaced to avoid a serious environmental impact near Oak Creek. The Talbot Sanitary District secured land to construct a new pump station in 2020. Federal funds will support the new pump station and connect hundreds of residences that currently use septic tanks to the sewer system.

Project Name: Talbot County for Sewer Extension Project at Bozman and Neavitt
Project Location: Easton, MD
Applicant: Talbot County
Amount Requested: $13,700,000
Description: Many communities in Talbot County are impacted by failing septic systems, groundwater infiltration, and poorly drained soils. Federal funds will support the extension of county sewer systems to residential properties in the historic fishing villages of Bozman and Neavitt that are currently on septic tanks. A transition to sewer systems will protect local water quality and reduce impacts from sea level rise.

Project Name: The Brandywine Foundation Inc. for Whitehall Rehabilitation and Revitalization Plan
Project Location: Annapolis, MD
Applicant: The Brandywine Foundation, Inc
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description: Whitehall is one of America’s finest examples of Georgian colonial architecture. Built in 1764 by Horatio Sharpe, the last royal governor of Maryland, and designed by William Horatio Anderson, the architect of the Maryland State House, Whitehall includes a grand home, landscaped gardens, waterfront views, and agricultural land. By ensuring that the character of Whitehall is preserved, the Brandywine Foundation will engage its community, visitors, and the public and undertake archeological study to gain a better sense of the property’s history, including the history of slavery and indentured servitude. Federal funds will assist with site repairs.

Project Name: The Nature Conservancy for Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities, Healthy Chesapeake Program
Project Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: The Nature Conservancy
Amount Requested: $850,000
Description: Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities, Healthy Chesapeake is a urban forestry health assessment that will increase forest conservation in Baltimore, work closely with the community to identify high-impact planting sites, and offer STEM-based workforce trainings for green jobs. Federal funds will be used for community outreach, science-based workforce development training, data collection and climate model integration, and science communication.

Project Name: Town of Boonsboro for Drinking Water Distribution System Upgrades and Lead Pipe Replacement
Project Location: Boonsboro, MD
Applicant: Town of Boonsboro
Amount Requested: $2,400,000
Description: Approximately 5,000 linear feet of the Town of Boonsboro’s water distribution system is made of cast iron pipe and sealed with oakum and lead packing in line with outdated industry practices. Boonsboro is also experiencing water leaks in high-water pressure areas of the water system. Federal funds would be used to replace the cast iron pipe and upgrade other areas of the distribution system to prevent leaks.

Project Name: Town of Centreville for Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Renovation and Upgrade
Project Location: Centreville, MD
Applicant: Town of Centreville
Amount Requested: $4,000,000
Description: The Town of Centreville plans to upgrade their outdated wastewater treatment plant, which would increase environmental efficiency and expand capacity. The facility will also include a water reuse system to allow for use of treated water for on-site and potential future off-site uses. Federal funds will support the renovation.

Project Name: Town of North East for Leslie Water Treatment Plant
Project Location: North East, MD
Applicant: Town of North East
Amount Requested: $657,000
Description: When water is pumped from the Leslie Raw Water Pump Station to the raw water pond in the water treatment process, sediment is passed from the creek to the pond. When left to accumulate, the sediment in the raw water pond reduces the volume of water available for treatment and can lead to algae blooms and changes in the water’s pH level in warm summer months. Federal funds will allow the Town to dredge the sediment and inspect the pond structure to ensure future integrity.

Project Name: Town of Perryville for Ice House Park Water Trail
Project Location: Perryville, MD
Applicant: Town of Perryville, Maryland
Amount Requested: $44,000
Description: The Town of Perryville purchased the Ice House Park parcel along the Susquehanna River in 2008. Federal funds will support waterfront improvements to facilitate fishing and connect the park to the Town Boat Ramp via a pedestrian trail. The Town would also like to add benches along the trail, restore the stream, and install interpretive educational signs and landscaping.

Project Name: Town of Perryville for Water Treatment Plant Upgrades
Project Location: Perryville, MD
Applicant: Town of Perryville, Maryland
Amount Requested: $3,440,000
Description: The Water Treatment Plant for the Town of Perryville draws water from the Susquehanna River to supply the town. It was last improved in 2011and operates for 10 hours per day. Based on current projections, the town’s water production will need to nearly double to keep up with demand. Federal funds will support the expansion.

Project Name: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission for Little Seneca Reservoir Project
Project Location: Laurel, MD
Applicant: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Amount Requested: $500,000
Description: The Little Seneca Reservoir was built in the 1980s, holds 4 billion gallons of water, and serves as an emergency raw water supply for use during droughts. It also serves as a public amenity, with thousands of visitors taking advantage of the water and surrounding land for recreational purposes. Federal funds will support design of a project to remove sediment from the reservoir so it remains functional.

Project Name: Worcester County for Mystic Harbor Water Treatment Plant Rehabilitation
Project Location: Berlin, MD
Applicant: Worcester County
Amount Requested: $1,235,000
Description: The Mystic Harbor Water Treatment Plant has been in continuous use since 1975 and the building housing the treatment equipment has never been updated. Federal funding will support the rehabilitation, including a new roof and interior ceiling, repair of concrete block and holes in the exterior wall masonry joints, electrical upgrades, safety and security improvements, and cleaning and painting of the walls and interior piping and filters.

FY23 Interior Financial Certification Letter