Community Funding Projects

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

Applicant: Morgan State University
Location: Baltimore, MD
Project Name: Stadium Way Slope Stabilization
Amount: $585,000
Description: Funds will be used on an Army Corps of Engineers project to stabilize and rebuild a main roadway on the Morgan State University campus, which is sinking as the hillside along Herring Run Stream erodes.

FY22 Energy and Water Financial Certification Letter


Agriculture

Applicant: The Good Stuff
Location: Cambridge, MD
Project Name: Packing House- 411 Kitchen
Amount: $1,400,000
Description: Funds will be used to build out a shared-use commercial kitchen to provide job training, technical assistance, and access to equipment for small businesses at the center of the revitalization of the Historic Pine Street Neighborhood in Cambridge.

FY22 AG Financial Certification Letter


Commerce, Justice, Science

Project Name: Baltimore City 9-1-1 Diversion Pilot Program
Project location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: City of Baltimore
Amount requested: $2,000,000
Description:  Funds will be used to expand the City's new 9-1-1 pilot program that refers low-risk calls to behavioral health crisis response assistance instead of police responses, in line with Senator Van Hollen's Community Based Response Act. The Citywill increase the number of crisis service providers and community partners and add mobile crisis teams.

Project Name: Bringing Back the Bay: Reimagining the National Aquarium's Waterfront Campus
Project location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: The National Aquarium, Inc.
Amount requested: $1,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to develop the Aquarium's new Waterfront Campus and provide a living laboratory with outdoor classrooms and public wetland access. This project will provide STEM learning opportunities for students and a platform for the Aquarium's research while alsocontributing to the health of the Inner Harbor by increasing urban wetlands.

Project Name: Center for Hope Violence Cessation Program
Project location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: LifeBridge Health
Amount requested: $600,000
Description: Funds will be used to expand programming in Baltimore for violence interruption, crisis assistance, legal services, shelter for domestic violence survivors, support for victims of crime, and workforce training in order to disrupt the cycle of violence and support children and families in Baltimore City.

Project Name: Charles County Body Worn Camera Project
Project location: La Plata, MD
Applicant: Charles County
Amount requested: $1,610,000
Description: Funds will be used to implement a Body Worn Camera program and outfit 215 officers with cameras. 

Project Name: Frederick Police Mobile Crisis Team Support
Project location: Frederick, MD
Applicant: City of Frederick
Amount requested: $125,000
Description: Funds will be used to implement a Mobile Crisis Team, in coordination with community partners and mental health professionals, to respond to individuals in crisis and ensure that they receive follow-up assistance. Integration of mental health services in emergency response is a key part of Senator Van Hollen's Community Based Response Act.

Project Name: Hyattsville Evidence Lab Equipment
Project location: Hyattsville, MD
Applicant: City of Hyattsville, Maryland
Amount requested: $100,000
Description: Funds will be used to purchase equipment to process crime scene evidence more efficiently.

Project Name: Laboratory for Hydroponics and Aquaponics Research
Project location: Bowie, MD
Applicant: Bowie State University
Amount requested: $1,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to develop a Laboratory for Hydroponics and Aquaponics Research and position Bowie State students and researchers at the forefront of research in plant biology, agriculture, and sustainable space exploration.

Project Name: Laurel Police and City Government Radios
Project location: Laurel, MD
Applicant: City of Laurel, Maryland
Amount requested: $200,000
Description: Funds will be used to replace a 14-year-old radio system with a new digital system to connect the Police Department and all City government departments, increasing public safety and ensuring more timely responses to constituent service requests. 

Project Name: Maryland Violence Prevention Coalition
Project location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence
Amount requested: $367,000
Description: Funds will be used to expand the Maryland Violence Prevention Coalition's work, including assisting community-based organizations with Violence Intervention and Prevention Programs in building and sustaining their local work. The programs are intended to reduce violence and provide support services to survivors.

Project Name: National Quantum User Facility
Project location: College Park, MD
Applicant: University of Maryland, College Park
Amount requested: $10,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to invest in quantum computing infrastructure that would solidify the University of Maryland's position as a hub of quantum research, providing opportunities for workforce development and entrepreneurship in advanced computing.

Project Name: South Baltimore Peacemaking Project Pilot
Project location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Roca Baltimore, LLC
Amount requested: $400,000
Description: Funds will be used to provide transitional employment, mediation, and family assistance to connect young men at risk of violence to opportunities for sustained employment.

Project Name: Stop the Bleed Program
Project location: Pikesville, MD
Applicant: State of Maryland
Amount requested: $150,000
Description: Funds will provide first responders with state-of-the-art equipment to support training in life-saving techniques in response to trauma situations and natural disasters.

Project Name: Wicomico County Body Worn Camera System
Project location: Salisbury, MD
Applicant: Wicomico County
Amount requested: $116,000
Description: Funds will be used to deploy Body Worn Cameras to all sworn deputies of the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office

FY22 CJS Financial Certification Letter


Financial Services, General Government

Project Name: Baltimore Small Business Technical Assistance Network Infrastructure Support
Project location: Baltimore City
Applicant: Baltimore Development Corporation  
Amount requested: $1,700,000
Description: These funds will be used to provide technical assistance and support small businesses and community-based organizations in Baltimore City in order to obtain access to capital and sustain their operations.

Project Name: Loyola University Maryland: York Road Initiative
Project location: Baltimore City
Applicant: Loyola University-Maryland  
Amount requested: $675,000
Description: Funding will be used for continued development of the York Road corridor, including building small business capacity and hiring local residents to manage the business corridor, expand healthy food access programming, and work on infrastructure and capital projects to strengthen the commercial district.

Project Name: Mary Harvin Center Southern Bridge Workforce Center
Project location: Baltimore City
Applicant: Mary Harvin Transformation Center  
Amount requested: $1,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to develop a Workforce Development and Career Center in order to provide workforce training and support for those seeking employment in East Baltimore.

Project Name: Small Business Development - Increasing Access to Government Contracts
Project location: Prince George's County
Applicant: People for Change Coalition
Amount requested: $350,000
Description: These funds will be used to provide workshop training, online resources, coaching, business partnerships, and hands-on activities to help small businesses navigate opportunities through local, state and federal government procurement and contracting processes.

Project Name: University of Maryland, College Park- Maryland Economic Opportunity Center
Project location: Prince George's County (Headquarters)
Applicant: University of Maryland, College Park
Amount requested: $2,250,000
Description: These funds will be used to support the Center's work as a central hub helping to start, grow, and sustain small businesses from underserved communities across the state.

Project NamePermanent Exhibition and Memorial on the History of Lynching in Maryland 
Project locationBaltimore City
ApplicantReginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
Amount requested$650,000
DescriptionThese funds will be used to build on the work of the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission and construct a permanent exhibit and memorial to both educate about these extrajudicial vigilante killings and honor the memories of those whose lives were taken. 

Project Name: Supporting Growth of Maryland’s Technology and Life Sciences Businesses
Project location: Frederick, MD (Statewide)
Applicant: Maryland Tech Council 
Amount requested: $2,450,000
Description: These funds will be used to support, promote, and educate small Maryland technology and life sciences companies as they expand to attract international investment and strategic partnerships and grow their business in Maryland.

Project NameUniversity of Maryland Eastern Shore Historical Digitalization Project
Project locationPrincess Anne, Maryland
ApplicantUniversity of Maryland Eastern Shore
Amount requested$500,000
DescriptionThese funds will be used to digitize historical documents that pertain to the State of Maryland, the Eastern Shore, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to make these educational resources more accessible to Marylanders and the academic community.

 FY22 FSGG Financial Certification Letter


Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development

Project NameBaltimore County Transit Headquarters
Project location
Towson, MD
Applicant
Baltimore City
Amount requested:
 $1,000,000
Description: 
Funds will be used to build the county's first transit headquarters to support transit operations, including administration and maintenance. Establishing a centralized transit headquarters will help continue expanding the system in the county and generate long-term savings by faciliating in-house transit vehicle maintenance.

Project NameBaltimore Healthy Housing to Advance Health and Racial Equity Project
Project location
Baltimore, MD
Applicant
Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
Amount requested:
 $1,000,000
Description: 
Funds will be used to improve housing conditions for low-income families with children and seniors in East Baltimore through lead hazard control, asthma trigger reduction, and energy efficiency/weatherization. The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative will hire, train, and accredit up to 12 community residents to perform the work.

Project NameBaltimore Penn Station Multi-Modal Access Project
Project location
Baltimore, MD
Applicant
Maryland Department of Transportation
Amount requested:
 $1,000,000
Description: 
Funds will be used for sweeping renovations to Baltimore Penn Station in order to improve transportation for residents and visitors. Updates will provide for dedicated bus lanes, new pick up and drop off zones, bike lanes and storage, public plazas and green spaces, and kiosks to provide transit riders with information about community and multimodal connections.

Project NameBethesda Metro South Entrance
Project location
Bethesda, MD
Applicant
Montgomery County Department of Transportation 
Amount requested:
 $2,000,000
Description: 
Funds will be used for a new Bethesda South Metro Access that will provide access from Elm Street west of Wisconsin Avenue to the southern end of the Bethesda Metrorail Station. The station will provide connection the the Purple Line via the Bethesda Light Rail Transition station platforms just west of Wisconsin Avenue, helping to integrate the Purple Line with the WMATA Metrorail system.

Project NameDual Locomotives for Commuter Rail Service in the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel
Project location
Baltimore, MD
Applicant
Maryland Department of Transportation 
Amount requested:
 $1,000,000
Description: 
Funds will be used to purchase up to 12 dual mode electric/diesel locomotives to operate in the new B&P tunnel once its construction is complete. The upgraded locomotives will allow for increased train speeds, more fleet capacity and flexibility, reduced emissions, and improved service reliability, including new and express trips.

Project NameCecil County Belvidere Road Expansion
Project location
Cecil County, MD
Applicant
Cecil County Government
Amount requested:
 $500,000
Description: 
Funds will be used for planning and engineering of the expansion of Belvidere Road as part of the approved new Interstate 95 interchange, improving local traffic and commuting.

Project NameCharles-PG Southern Maryland Rapid Transit (SMRT)
Project location
White Plains, MD
Applicant
Charles County
Amount requested:
 $5,000,000
Description: 
Funds will be used for the planning, design, engineering, and environmental review process for the development of a 19-mile fixed-route, high-capacity transit service from the Branch Avenue Metrorail Station in Camp Springs to Waldorf/White Plains. The transit corridor would help alleviate traffic between Washington D.C. and Charles County and serve as a catalyst for economic and job growth. It is a top priority for Charles County.

Project NameCrisfield-Somerset County Airport Hangar
Project location
Crisfield, MD
Applicant
Board of Commissioners of Somerset County
Amount requested:
 $750,000
Description: 
Funds will be used to construct an airport hangar in order to encourage greater use of the airport as a base of operations, promote recreational use of the airport, and enhance tourism in Somerset County. 

Project NameFrederick East Street Rails with Trails: Liberty Road Bridge Crossing
Project location
Frederick, MD
Applicant
City of Frederick
Amount requested:
 $535,000
Description: 
Funds will be used for the final design and construction of a bridge to carry the East Street shared-use pathway over Liberty Road/MD 26. The East Street Trails with Trails Shared-Use Pathway will provide access from the East Street MARC station to Mill Island, enhancing transit options in East Frederick.

Project NameGarrett Trails
Project location
Garrett County, MD
Applicant
Garrett County
Amount requested:
 $975,000
Description: 
Funds will be used to help complete the Meadow Mountain Trail, which is the portion of the Eastern Continental Divide Loop plan that runs from Deep Creek State Park to Grantsville. The project will provide safe paths through public land and increase tourism to Garrett County.

Project NameGirl Scouts of Central Maryland Inc., Outdoor Programs
Project location
Annapolis, MD
Applicant
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Inc.
Amount requested:
 $500,000
Description: 
Funds will be used to renovate Girl Scouts Camp Woodlands in Annapolis to expand access forunderserved families and individuals with disabilities while also upgrading storm-water management to protect the shoreline in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Project NameGoucher Enhancing Community Accessibility at Goucher College
Project location
Towson, MD
Applicant
Goucher College
Amount requested:
 $490,000
Description: 
Funds will be used to install one mile of pervious surface paving connecting to the campus's wooded trail system and the perimeter walkways adjoining Dulaney Valley Road and Southerly Road adjacent to the campus. This project will allow a greater numbers of Towson residents, including those in the continuous care communities like Edenwald, to safely use the trails and walkways.

Project NameGreensboro Judy Center Early Learning Hub Facility
Project location
Greensboro, MD
Applicant
Caroline County Public Schools
Amount requested:
 $500,000
Description: 
Funds will be used to complete the development of the Greensboro Judy Center Early Learning Hub on the Greensboro Elementary School campus in order to provide full-day/full-year quality child care and services for parents in the community.

Project NameHanover Parkway Off-Road Bikeway
Project location
Greenbelt, MD
Applicant
City of Greenbelt
Amount requested:
 $760,000
Description: 
Funds will be used for the final design and construction of an off-road bikeway along the Hanover Parkway Corridor between Mandan Road and Good Luck Road, including bicycle facilities. The project will provide safe route for cyclists between Greenbelt East and Historic Greenbelt and will enable a cross-city bicycle route that connects to the Anacostia regional trail network.

Project NameHelping the Immigrant Youth of Maryland Succeed
Project location
Montgomery County, MD
Applicant
Liberty's Promise
Amount requested:
 $590,379
Description: 
Funds will be used to expand programs at schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties that provide civics education and internship opportunities for low-income immigrant youth, including English Language Learners. 

Project NameKingdom Cares Center
Project location:
 Beltsville, MD
Applicant
Kingdom Global Community Development Corporation
Amount requested:
 $2,000,000
Description: 
Funds will be used on the initial phase renovation of the Kingdom Cares Center, which will serve as a hub for food assistance, rental and utilities assistance, health support, and workforce development for communities in Prince George's, Montgomery, and Howard Counties. 

Project Name: MD 4 Corridor and Thomas Johnson Bridge Capacity Improvements Project
Project location: Solomons, MD
Applicant: Maryland Department of Transportation
Amount requested: $1,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to continue the design of St. Mary's County's top priority transportation project, which includes widening sections of MD 4 and replacing the functionally obsolete MD 4 Thomas Johnson Bridge. The completed project will improve safety and capacity for commuters in an increasingly congested corridor, and ensure access to Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Project NamePatuxent Commons
Project location: Columbia, MD
ApplicantMission First Housing Development Corporation
Amount requested: $500,000
Description: Funds will be used to build and equip a mixed-income, intergenerational 76-unit apartment complex with 25% of units set-aside for adults with disabilities. Construction will generate 150 direct and 140 indirect jobs and the completed complex will provide space for adults with disabilities to live independent lives.

Project Name: Professional Boulevard Phase II
Project location: Hagerstown, MD
Applicant: Washington County
Amount requested: $1,750,000
Description: Funds will be used to construct a four-lane closed section roadway to connect Professional Boulevard into the roundabout intersection at Yale Drive as part of the Professional Boulevard Expansion. The project will provide better access to Hagerstown Community College and Meritus medical campus, which includes the regions' level II trauma center, as well as the planned Mt. Aetna Farms Technology Park.

Project Name: Reconstruction of MD 97 at Montgomery Hills
Project location: Silver Spring, MD
Applicant: Maryland Department of Transportation
Amount requested: $1,000,000
Description: Funds will allow for improved design of north and southbound MD 97 in the areas of Forest Gelen, Montgomery Hills, and Woodside Park, increasing safety for all drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, while improving traffic flow.  

Project Name: Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport Runway Extension
Project location: Wicomico County, MD
Applicant: Wicomico County
Amount requested: $500,000
Description: Funds will be used to extend a runway and taxiway to meet the needs of the local air carrier, secure air service and airline jobs in the region, and support future demand and growth of the airport. The FAA has approved the runway extension on the Airport Layout Plan.

Project Name: P.S. 103 Thurgood Marshall Center
Project location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant:  Beloved Community Services Corporation
Amount requested: $1,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to restore the Henry Highland Garnet School P.S. 103, where Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall attended school while growing up in Baltimore in 1914. The project will redevelop the school into a community resource center while preserving its historic character and paying tribute to the civil rights legacy of the site.
 
Project Name: Revitalization of Pennsylvania Avenue Market: Creating a Community Hub of Healthy Food Living
Project location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant:  City of Baltimore
Amount requested: $2,000,000
Description: Funds will be used by the Baltimore Public Markets Corporation and City Dibs to revitalize the Avenue Market in Upton to provide healthy food access, sustain farmers and farms across the metro area, and help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and provide more jobs.
 
Project Name: Route 218 Suitland Road Improvements
Project location: Suitland, MD
Applicant:  Redevelopment Authority of Prince George's County
Amount requested:$2,500,000
Description: Funds will be used for the reconstruction of Suitland Road from Silver Hill Road to Lacy Avenue at the Suitland Federal Center and the Town Square at Suitland Federal Center, providing safe pedestrian crossing points, wide sidewalks, bike lanes, landscaping, and lighting to improve traffic control and pedestrian access to retail and restaurant amendities in the redeveloped Town Square.
 
Project Name: Russell and Monroe Street Ramp Bridge Replacements
Project location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant:  City of Baltimore
Amount requested: $1,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to accelerate the removal and replacement of two deteriorating bridges that cross CSX rails, lead into the city, and serve as "through truck routes" to carry goods to and from the Carroll Camden Industrial Area and the Port of Baltimore. These bridges are a critical southern gateway into Baltimore City and important transportation nodes for the City's growing entertainment district.
 
Project Name: US 29 Bus Rapid Transit Improvement Project - Phase II
Project location: Silver Spring, MD
Applicant:  Montgomery County
Amount requested: $1,000,000
Description: Funds will be used for final design of Phase II of the US 29 Bus Rapid Transit project, including improved pedestrian and bicyclist mobility, safety, and access in the US 29 corridor, which would improve transit ridership on the US 29 Flash, local Ride On routes, WMATA Metrobus routes, and regional commuter bus routes.
 
Project Name: WMATA Greenbelt Station Trail
Project location: Greenbelt, MD
Applicant:  City of Greenbelt
Amount requested: $2,400,000
Description: Funds will be used to construct a bike/pedestrian trail to connect and expand multi-modal opportunities at the Greenbelt Metro Station. The Trail will connect neighborhoods like the Greenbelt Station Subdivision with communities in the City of College Park and the Town of Berwyn Heights, and will connect to regional parks like Lake Artemisia and local trail networks like the Indian Stream Trail.

FY22 THUD Financial Certification Letter


Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Project NameAnacostia Watershed Society Treating & Teaching Program
Project location
Prince George's County, MD
Applicant
Anacostia Watershed Society
Amount requested:
 $200,000
Description: 
Funds will be used to install stormwater management projects on Prince George's County Public School campuses with associated outdoor classroom facilities, allowing for environmental education opportunities while simultaneously reducing runoff to the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.

Project NameBoonsboro Drinking Water Reservoir Replacement
Project location
Boonsboro, MD
Applicant
Town of Boonsboro, MD
Amount requested:
 $1,000,000
Description: 
Funds will be used to support the replacement of a 1.3 million gallon Drinking Water Reservoir that was built in 1954 and currently leaks approximately 15,000- 25,000 gallons a day. If the sidewalls and levees of the existing reservoir were to fail, it would lead to catastrophic flooding and disruption in water service.

Project NameBaltimore Ecosystem Study
Project location
Baltimore County, MD
Applicant
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Amount requested:
 $500,000
Description: 
Funds will be used to continue the long-term Baltimore Ecosystem Study, which compiles data on watershed, ecology, and sociological issues related to the environment across the Baltimore region. This data supports educational and community-based activities and is used by the UMBC's graduate program in Geography and Environmental Systems. 

Project Name: C&O Canal National Historical Park
Project location
Hagerstown, MD
Applicant
National Park Service
Amount requested:
 $125,000
Description: 
Funds will be used to purchase of 44 acres to expand the C&O Canal National Historical Park. This is currently an unfunded priority for the Land and Water Convservation Fund.

Project NameCecil County New Wastewater Infrastructure
Project location
Cecil County, MD
Applicant
Cecil County
Amount requested:
 $1,000,000
Description: 
Funds will be used for Phase II of the Route 40 West Sanitary Sewer Subdistrict, which includes installation of a sanitary sewer collection line. This will help connect existing homes and businesses with failing on-site septic systems to the County sewer system and promote economic develiopment within a County-designated growth area.

Project NameCity of Bowie Pipe Replacement Project
Project location:
Bowie, MD
Applicant
City of Bowie
Amount requested:
 $1,000,000
Description: 
Funding will be used to replace one mile of cast iron water main that has corroded, resulting in a reduced pipe diameter and trapped iron particles. The replacement pipe will improve water quality for residents of Bowie.

Project NameMonocacy National Battlefield
Project location
Frederick County, MD
Applicant
National Park Service
Amount requested:
 $900,000
Description: 
Funds will be used to purchase 17 acres to expand the Monocacy National Battlefield site. This is currently an unfunded priority for the Land and Water Convservation Fund.

Project NameWard 1 Stormwater Project
Project location: Hyattsville, MD
Applicant:City of Hyattsville
Amount requested: $870,000
Description: Funds will be used design and install stormwater management infrastructure, mitigating flooding in lower Ward 1 neighborhoods and business district and minimizing runoff to the Anacostia River.

Homeland Security

Project Name: Point of Rocks Significant/High Hazard Dam Decommissioning and Stream Restoration
Project location:
Frederick County, MD
Applicant:
Frederick County
Amount requested:
$907,866
Description: 
Funds will be used to safely remove an existing hazardous dam and provide storm water management onsite. The dam was deemed a risk by the Maryland Department of the Environment because, should it fail and create a flood wave, it would result in loss of life immediately downstream and damage to MD Route 28 and a MARC Train Station parking lot. The process of decommissioning the dam and instituting stronger stormwater management controls with community input will serve as a model for similar projects in the state. The project has the support of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, which is a requirement to qualify for federal funds.


Labor, Health, and Human Services

Project Name: Auto Mechanic Training and Placement
Location: Halethorpe, MD (headquarters)
Applicant: Vehicles for Change
Amount: $1,000,000
Description: Vehicles for Change is a non-profit that helps provide families in need with cars, while conducting workforce training for formerly incarcerated individuals. Funds would support training locations in Halethorpe, Salisbury, and Hyattsville to help individuals with barriers to employment become auto mechanics through a 4-month paid internship. Graduates of the program obtain certifications and full-time employment at local dealerships and independent garages throughout the state.

Project Name: Best Buddies in Maryland Inclusion Project for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Location: Baltimore City, MD (Headquarters)
Applicant: Best Buddies International, Inc.
Amount: $250,000
Description: Funds would be used to support the Best Buddies in Maryland Inclusion Project to help students with intellectual and developmental disabilities develop peer relationships, carry out student-led inclusive group activities, and provide leadership training to students across Maryland.

Project Name: The Bridge from School to Work
Location: Prince George's County
Applicant: TranZed Academy for Working Students (TAWS)
Amount: $1,000,000
Description: Funds will support the work of the TranZed Academy for Working Students (TAWS) and the TranZed Apprenticeship Service (TAS), both programs of The Children's Guild. These programs help high school students in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties access work opportunities and apprenticeships while providing career counseling, mentoring, and wraparound supports like transportation and child care. They aim to provide a comprehensive path from high school to sustainable employment with training, skills-development, and recruitment and placement.

Project Name: Center for Employment Opportunities
Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: National Federation of the Blind
Amount: $150,000
Description: Funds will be used to develop a Center for Employment Opportunity (CEO) to assist blind people as they work to gain the skills, competence, and confidence to move into competitive integrated employment that is commensurate with their talents and abilities. The CEO will also provide employers with the tools they need to recruit, hire, train, and promote blind employees.

Project Name: Choptank Community Health's Federalsburg Health Center
Location: Federalsburg, MD
Applicant: Choptank Community Health System
Amount: $6,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to support construction of a state-of-the-art health center in Federalsburg in Caroline County. The new facility will replace an outdated and outgrown health center to provide access to primary medical care including prenatal and women's health services, dental care, and behavioral health services including medication assisted treatment to members of the community.    

Project Name: CreativeWorks Job Training Program: Promoting Access to College and Careers
Location: Prince George's County
Applicant: World Arts Focus, Inc. d/b/a Joe's Movement Emporium
Amount: $300,000
Description: Funds will be used to expand CreativeWorks, a paid job training program supporting the college and career readiness of Prince George's County Public School (PGCPS) high school seniors, recent graduates, and Prince George's Community College students. CreativeWorks participants receive training in theater tech, digital media, photography, and movie production and can access internship and job opportunities at a range of employer partners, including the Smithsonian, Community Forklift, and Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center. Currently in its 13th year, nearly 500 youth have graduated from the CreativeWorks job training program. 

Project Name: Drop Anywhere Lab
Location: Gaithersburg, MD (Headquarters)
Applicant: Learning Undefeated, Inc.
Amount: $600,000
Description: Funds will be used to purchase scientific equipment, student supplies, and laboratory equipment, and to hire staff for two Drop Anywhere Labs. These labs are custom-fit STEM learning spaces built from modified shipping containers and used by schools one week at a time. Less expensive and more impactful than brick-and-mortar science lab buildings, these labs offer a blend of career and skills education with flexible in-classroom resources that empower teachers and serve up to four classes simultaneously. Targeted at underserved communities, including Baltimore, the immersive learning environment provides authentic, real-world learning co-developed with teachers and STEM industry subject matter experts to introduce students to high-paying, high-demand careers while building teacher capacity in STEM.

Project Name: EveryMind Crisis Prevention and Intervention Capacity Building
Location: Rockville, MD
Applicant: EveryMind
Amount: $317,100
Description: Funds will be used to provide technology improvements to improve the sustainability and effectiveness of EveryMind's remote and virtual services. EveryMind has 64 years of expertise and experience in serving Maryland's communities' and their most vulnerable populations' mental health needs. This expertise is precisely what will ensure our mental health and crisis prevention and our intervention services target those Marylanders most in need and especially youth, teens, homeless, elderly, veteran, and BIPOC communities who may have decreased access to care.

Project Name: FoodWorks Culinary Training Program Expansion
Location: Baltimore County, MD
Applicant: Maryland Food Bank, Inc.
Amount: $750,000
Description: Funds will be used to expand the FoodWorks Program, which provides underserved adults in the Baltimore metropolitan area with culinary and life-skills training along with case management support to secure a sustainable career in the hospitality industry. More than 40 restaurants, institutions, and caterers in Maryland hire FoodWorks students, who are trained in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County and receive ServSafe certifications.

Project Name: Frederick County Crisis Stabilization Center
Location: Frederick County, MD
Applicant: Frederick County Government
Amount: $846,303
Description: Funds will be used to support the Frederick County Crisis Stabilization Center (CSC), which will be a 24/7 program to divert people who are in crisis and/or under the influence of a substance away from emergency departments and provide stronger links to community-based behavioral health care for individuals who have not been reached by the behavioral health system. It will create another non-traditional access point for individuals who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis or at risk of overdose or other harmful behaviors.

Project Name: Grassroots New Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Applicant: Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Inc.
Amount: $500,000
Description: Funds will be used to support the Grassroots Outpatient Mental Health Clinic as it expands to offer a wider range of behavioral health services in addition to its current crisis intervention programs and Mobile Crisis Team. The expansion will provide individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatry services, and case management to address patients' unique needs. 

Project Name: Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse Victim Services
Location: Rockville, MD
Applicant: Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
Amount: $297,500
Description: Funds will be used to support an increase in demand for services and support from the Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse Victim (JCADA). JCADA works to end power-based violence by empowering survivors and ensuring safe communities through clinical support, advocacy, and direct legal services as well as educational programming for youth, parents, educators and other professionals. 

Project Name: Healthcare on the SPOT
Location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant: Baltimore City
Amount: $458,370
Description: Funds would be used to deploy a second mobile treatment van with staff and supplies in Baltimore City to provide medication-assisted treatment. The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) partnered in 2018 to launch the first mobile treatment van. The van currently provides free medication-assisted treatment (MAT), wound care, HIV and hepatitis-C testing and care, and case management services. This second van would expand free and accessible treatment and help to reduce Baltimore's overdose incidents in areas of most urgent need.

Project Name: Howard Community College Center for Inclusive Excellence and Student Success
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Applicant: Howard Community College
Amount: $750,000
Description: Funds will be used to launch the Center for Inclusive Excellence and Student Success at Howard Community College to support low-income residents who are first-generation college students and students with disabilities. The goal of the Center for Inclusive Excellence and Student Success is to increase graduate, transfer, and retention rates for first-generation, low-income, and racial-ethnic minority students. It will provide credit and non-credit support through academic coaching/advising and peer mentoring; financial literacy; career counseling; on- and off-campus internship opportunities; and culturally and educationally enriching experiences.  

Project Name: Humanim Workforce Development and Social Enterprise Initiatives
Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Humanim, Inc.
Amount: $500,000
Description: Humanim has a 50-year history of providing services to support and empower individuals through human services, youth services, workforce development, and social enterprise. Funds will be used for Humanim's workforce programs, including the statewide Direct Support Professional (DSP) Apprenticeship Program, which operates with partners in government, school systems, and service providers to increase career paths for the unemployed to reach living wage jobs. Funds would also support a partnership with Obran Cooperative to grow the field of DSPs using an employee ownership model. And funds would support City Seeds, Humanim's East Baltimore culinary social enterprise, which has been providing training and employment opportunities for Baltimore residents with barriers to employment since 2016.

Project Name: Imagination Stage's Theatre for Change
Location: Bethesda, MD
Applicant: Imagination Stage
Amount: $351,338
Description: Funds will be used to grow two key programs which are part of Imagination Stage's Theatre for Change initiative: Oyeme!, a workshop and play based on the stories of immigrant youth, and "10 Seconds," a play based on our Youth and Police Partnership (YPP), which is put on in collaboration with regional police departments. Over the past eight years, these programs have reached over 8,000 youth and educators in Montgomery County and Washington, D.C. and given students the opportunity to use the arts to engage with critical issues.

Project Name: Integrated Early Learning Center
Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Kennedy Krieger Institute
Amount: $1,250,000
Description: Funds would be used to support an Integrated Early Learning Center Demonstration site to provide comprehensive, integrated family-centered early childhood education for young children with developmental disabilities and their families and boost kindergarten readiness. The demonstration site will develop a sustainable model that can be replicated to coordinate specialty care and educational services and ensure that early childhood educators are prepared to meet the needs of children with disabilities.

Project Name: Ashley Addiction Treatment Substance Abuse Initiative
Location: Havre de Grace, MD
Applicant: Ashley Addiction Treatment
Amount: $531,388
Description: Funds will be used for a substance use disorder treatment program partnership with faculty at Johns Hopkins University to research the effectiveness of treatments. This partnership would build upon previous Ashley Addiction Treatment efforts in advancing scientific research to identify and implement new and more effective forms of treatment for Maryland residents suffering from opioid and other substance addictions.

Project Name: Living Classroom Foundation's Crisis Management and Workforce Development System to enhance Safe Streets Violence Prevention
Location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant: Living Classrooms Foundation
Amount: $750,000
Description: Funds will be used to strengthen and expand the Safe Streets Initiative by streamlining and increasing access to work through a rapidly-expanding network of essential skills training, job training, and job placement opportunities. The Living Classrooms Foundation will work with its partners to help over 200 individuals to obtain training, wrap-around services, and employment.

Project Name: The Lourie Center Trauma-Informed Preschool
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Applicant: Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children, Inc.
Amount: $970,000
Description: Funds will be used to launch a Trauma-Informed Care & Preschool Project ECHO to establish an expert hub to train early childhood educators to more effectively support children experiencing trauma in their classrooms, reduce suspension and expulsion in preschool, and foster resiliency against teacher burnout and secondary traumatization -- made even more pressing by the pandemic. The Lourie Center serves children and families in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.

Project Name: Maryland Statewide Computing Alignment to Locate your Education Pathway (SCALE) Portal
Location: Baltimore, MD (Headquarters)
Applicant: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Amount: $750,000
Description: Funds will be used to build and code the Maryland Statewide Computing Alignment to Locate your Education pathway (SCALE) project, which will provide computing education training and/or industry certification pathway for young people to enter Maryland's technologically advanced workforce. The SCALE Portal will include self-assessments, aptitude assessments, virtual training, mentoring, apprenticeships, internships, and integration into a Learner Credential Network. The Portal will connect several existing state education and workforce development programs, including: Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland, the Maryland Business Works program, and Maryland Apprenticeship Programs. It will also help expand the Computing Career and Technical Education program, which provides pathways for students from fifth grade through community college. Finally, the Portal will connect individuals directly to information about workforce needs and to job openings.

Project Name: Melwood's Neurodiverse Workforce Pilot
Location: Upper Marlboro, MD
Applicant: Melwood Horticultural Center
Amount: $1,500,000
Description: Funds will be used to scale up a federal workforce pilot program for neurodiverse individuals, filling an unmet technical need in the federal workforce, providing job opportunities for people with disabilities who are at greater risk of under- or unemployment, and enabling independent living for people with disabilities and a transition to full employment. 

Project Name: One Love Foundation Education Center
Location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant: One Love Foundation
Amount: $1,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to expand the offerings of One Love's online Education Center that provides educators with a robust suite of free tools and resources to teach young people about healthy relationships and empower them to identify and avoid abuse. The platform includes professional development trainings, lesson plans, activities, implementation supports, high quality video-and-discussion-based workshop materials, and toolkits to foster discussion about relationships and friendship in diverse communities and teach healthy communications tools to build connection and avoid conflict.

Project Name: Park West Health System Integrated Behavioral Health Capital Expansion Project (PWHS CEP)
Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: Park West Health Systems, Inc., a federally qualified health center (FQHC) and nonprofit
Amount: $2,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to physically expand and renovate the Park West Belvedere location to improve and expand its behavioral health programs. The project includes a 15,245 square foot addition and a 10,175 square foot renovation of the 2nd and 3rd floors, asbestos remediation, and ADA compliance at the Belvedere location, which was built in 1950 as a Jewish Fraternity Social Club. The renovated space will house new and expanded behavioral health programs, including youth services; expand the delivery of current health wellness services; and consolidate disjointed departments.

Project Name: Renovation of University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Nursing Facility at the Universities at Shady Grove
Location: Rockville, MD
Applicant: University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Nursing
Amount: $1,850,000
Description: Funding would be used to renovate the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Nursing facility at the Universities of Shady Grove, including creating additional simulation learning space; 3D immersion functionality; a new assessment lab with control room; a state-of-the-art hospital training suite; a Student Success suite with advising, tutoring, and study groups; and office space to accommodate new faculty.

Project Name: Returning Citizens Workforce Development Program
Location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant: Greater Baltimore Urban League
Amount: $800,000
Description: Funds will be used to provide work-ready development/training and social services in Baltimore City and Frederick and Montgomery Counties as part of the Greater Baltimore Urban League's plans for successful employment of citizens returning from the justice system. Through its Returning Citizens Work-Ready & Employment (RCE) initiative, the Greater Baltimore Urban League will deliver targeted coaching, soft skills and computer training, career counseling, stipends, and other workforce support services to help returning citizens re-integrate into the community through gainful employment.

Project Name: Saturday Leadership Program
Location: Baltimore, MD
Applicant: Greater Baltimore Urban League
Amount: $320,000
Description: Funds would be used to serve Black students from neighborhoods across Baltimore City in the Greater Baltimore Urban League's Saturday Leadership Program. The program, which includes college visits and cultural and STEM-based field trips, is designed to help students confront barriers to education and learn soft skills to keep them on the track to college. 

Project Name: Stabilization Center
Location: Rockville, MD
Applicant: Montgomery County Maryland Government
Amount: $1,000,000
Description: Funds will be used to plan and develop a Stabilization Center where behavioral health, medical, and social work professionals work together with peer support specialists to provide short-term 24- or 48-hour services to help those experiencing a behavioral health or substance use crisis. The Stabilization Center will serve as an alternative to incarceration and emergency rooms. 

Project Name: Supporting and Scaling Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems
Location: Baltimore City, MD
Applicant: University of Maryland School of Medicine, National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH)
Amount: $1,000,000
Description: Funds will expand the work of the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH), which is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services to advance comprehensive school mental health systems in Maryland and nationally. With additional funding, NCSMH will be able to improve staffing, technology, and communications to share best practices for identifying students with mental health concerns, decrease chronic absenteeism, and build school and community mental health services and supports.

Project Name: Transforming Prince George's County Through Trauma-Informed Care
Location: Prince George's County
Applicant: Prince George's County Department of Social Services
Amount: $500,000
Description: Funds will be used to support community-wide intervention activities to integrate trauma-informed practices in the child welfare system and other child-serving systems in Prince George's County, including the court system, Department of Juvenile Justice, Child Advocate Center, Prince George's Community College, and non-profit service providers. Trauma-informed practices will help deliver more appropriate services to families interacting with various social services and improve outcomes for children.

Project Name: UMBC-Shady Grove Biomanufacturing Center
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Applicant: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Amount: $750,000
Description: Funds will be used to create biomanufacturing-related laboratory projects and class demonstrations in UMBC's facilities at the Universities at Shady Grove. These lab modules would become part of the undergraduate and graduate biotechnology degree programs, which are focused on workforce development, industry-relevant student internship projects, and short-term training for workers displaced because of the COVID-19-related economic downturn. These funds would also allow UMBC to purchase additional biomanufacturing-related laboratory equipment, enabling them to educate more students and trainees and grow Maryland's STEM workforce.

Project Name: Union, Apprenticeship Sponsor, and Employer Engagement Project for Kirwan High School CTE Expansion
Location: Columbia, Maryland (Headquarters)
Applicant: Maryland Workforce Alliance
Amount: $900,000
Description: Funds will be used to develop a coordinated program, including small grants and technical assistance, to recruit a network of employers' unions and apprenticeship sponsors to work with Maryland's local school systems to provide career and technical education opportunities. Students would learn about skills related to their work in addition to required academic courses. The Maryland Workforce Alliance will also educate apprenticeship sponsors and employers registered with the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation or local workforce development boards on how to get access to students' Armed Services Vocational Aptitudes Battery (ASVAB) test scores. 

Project Name: University of Maryland, Eastern Shore Interdisciplinary Research Center
Location: Princess Anne, MD
Applicant: University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Amount: $350,000
Description: Funds will be used to establish an Interdisciplinary Research Center at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore to serve as an academic hub for faculty and graduate students and provide support for research development, securing grants for research projects and graduate research assistanceships, professional development, and research infrastructure. The University of Maryland, Eastern Shore is a Carnegie Research II's High Research Activity-designated university and the new center will help increase graduation rates of graduate students in STEM disciplines.

Project Name: Wicomico County Board of Education Middle School Signature Program Expansion
Location: Wicomico County Maryland
Applicant: Wicomico County, Maryland
Amount: $275,000
Description: Funds will support development of new signature programs for middle school students in Wicomico County Public Schools. There is currently only one signature program at Salisbury Middle School that is designed for students with interest in the various STEM fields. With this funding, the school system will develop programs at other middle schools in different focus areas to engage a range of student interests.