Anne Arundel county received a $2.3 million federal grant yesterday for an adult day-care center, a child-care center for the homeless and other community development projects.
The money, awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is part of the federal Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program. Grants are given annually to local jurisdictions.
Anne Arundel's grant will be used for a variety of community programs, county spokeswoman Louise Hayman said. The major expenditures include:
* $300,000 to develop a permanent adult day-care center inSevern.
* $200,000 for the Economic Development Loan Program, which lends money to new businesses that will provide jobs for low- and middle-income employees.
* $100,000 to start a child-care center for the homeless near Sarah's House at Fort Meade. Sarah's House is a homeless shelter operated by Associated Catholic Charities and the county Department of Social Services.
* $269,000 to help low-income residents bring their homes up to county code.
* $105,000 to make public buildings accessible to the handicapped. Private non-profit organizations and low- and middle-income residents who need handicappedfacilities may also use the grant money.
* $190,000 for loans to rehabilitate community buildings in Brooklyn Park, Crownsville, Harwood/Edgewater and Pumphrey.
* $302,000 for salaries of employees inthe county's Rehabilitation Advisory Service, a part of the Department of Planning and Zoning.
Last year, Anne Arundel received $2 million through the community development program.