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June 3, 2013
The Historical Society of Harford County was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Bel Air Community Foundation. Accepting the check from William Cox, on behalf of the Historical Society, are Society President Henry C. Peden Jr. and Director Maryanna Skowronski. The grant is designated for the Historical Society's building restoration campaign.
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SPORTS
By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
With Coppin State's men's basketball team set to open its first official practice Monday afternoon under new coach Michael Grant, some of the Eagles had trouble getting a full night of sleep Sunday. "I went to sleep around 4 and woke up around 10. So I only had six hours. I was geared up and ready to go," said senior guard Taariq Cephas. Senior forward Dallas Gary had the a similar experience. "I was pretty anxious for the first day just because it's going to be fun and it's going to be a new system," he said.
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EXPLORE
February 20, 2012
Harford Community College was recently awarded a $46,690 Developmental Math Course Redesign Grant by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The state is partnering with Complete College America to support the redesign of developmental math courses to improve completion rates at state colleges and universities. Harford's project, Reshaping Classroom Instructional Delivery Mode to Shorten the Developmental Math Course Sequence, focuses on developmental (remedial) math, which can be a major roadblock to student persistence and advancement to college-level math courses.
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
A Baltimore-based organization dedicated to improving children's health by bettering their homes received a $1 million grant Wednesday to launch projects across the country to benefit low-income children suffering from asthma. The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative will work with the Calvert Foundation on this effort that got the $1 million boost from the Social Innovation Fund, run by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The grant pays to launch a project that will eventually include work on homes in five regions of the country that have not yet been chosen, but which have a high incidence of children hospitalized for treatment of asthma.
FEATURES
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2011
The Belair Edison neighborhood was awarded $31,100 to develop a design for a heavily traveled portion of Erdman Avenue to green the street and control polluted runoff. The neighborhood will work with partners, including business owners, residents and environmental groups on the plan for the grant, administered through the Chesapeake Bay Trust, an independent grant-making organization chartered by the state. The program, paid for by the Trust and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was created to support street greening projects by urban communities.
NEWS
February 19, 2010
Harford County has won a $750,000 federal grant to improve emergency communications. Officials said the funding, announced Thursday at the county's Emergency Operations Center, would pay for upgrades to communications used by first responders, including several hundred volunteer firefighters. They said the technology would help police, fire and emergency medical services workers share videos, images and data securely. "This technology will allow our volunteer fire departments to communicate better with our own county agencies, like public works," said Rich Gardner, spokesman for the volunteer fire departments.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec | jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | April 2, 2010
The Orioles granted Chad Moeller 's request for an outright release Thursday, allowing the veteran catcher to become a free agent. Moeller was beaten out this week for the backup catcher job by Craig Tatum . The Orioles had hoped that Moeller, a popular figure in the clubhouse, would go to Triple-A and catch some of the organization's top pitching prospects. However, Moeller told Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail that he wasn't interested and wanted to explore other opportunities.
BUSINESS
December 22, 2009
The Goldseker Foundation has awarded a $75,000 grant to East Baltimore Development Inc., the nonprofit that is revitalizing the neighborhood north of the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. EBDI is overseeing redevelopment of 88 acres as a $1.8 billion community with housing, shops, offices, and life science facilities. The money will used to design a permanent school for grades K to 8 and an East Baltimore stop on the MARC train line within EBDI's boundaries. - Edward Gunts
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
A Baltimore-based organization dedicated to improving children's health by bettering their homes received a $1 million grant Wednesday to launch projects across the country to benefit low-income children suffering from asthma. The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative will work with the Calvert Foundation on this effort that got the $1 million boost from the Social Innovation Fund, run by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The grant pays to launch a project that will eventually include work on homes in five regions of the country that have not yet been chosen, but which have a high incidence of children hospitalized for treatment of asthma.
NEWS
December 27, 2009
The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS, recently awarded the Hospice of the Chesapeake a $25,000 grant to support the organization's youth programs and services to include their bereavement camps for children and teens, Camp Nabi and Phoenix Rising. The foundation is committed to funding programs that make a meaningful difference in supporting children and teens experiencing grief and loss.
NEWS
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Maryland has won a five-year, $650 million federal grant that will give officials more flexibility to run the state's foster care program and reduce the number of children entering the system, Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration said Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant, which has been awarded to about 20 states so far, will allow Maryland to expand programs that help struggling families to avoid having their children turned over to foster care, state officials said.
HEALTH
By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to invest in diabetes and heart disease prevention efforts in five designated regions in the state, including Baltimore. The award is one of 21 grants totaling $69.5 million and issued to city and state health departments across the country by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under an initiative "to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending," DHMH said Thursday.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
The nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore announced Monday that it would use a $1.5 million grant to expand it's rapid re-housing program to serve 195 homeless families over the next three years. The grant, which comes from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, will expend the Front Door Program to serve 65 families a year, up from 50. Families represent about a third of all homeless in Baltimore. The Front Door Program, which supports the city's 10-year plan to end homelessness, assists families in locating market-rate rental homes in communities where their children are in school and the family has existing support systems, according to the nonprofit.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
A Baltimore judge this week ruled to allow city prosecutors to withhold identifying witness information from defendants in the sweeping case against alleged members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Judge Sylvester B. Cox on Tuesday granted a protective order, requested by the state's attorney's office, on any materials that could expose witnesses to harm or intimidation, after hearing a detective describe the fears witnesses had about cooperating with the investigation. Forty-eight suspects accused of being members of the BGF gang, which operated a violent, widespread drug trade in the city and corrupted the Baltimore City Detention Center, were indicted last November.
NEWS
By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
A law professor who is teaching Maryland's public defenders to better serve their poor clients amid "crushing" caseloads is among the winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants. As founder of the Atlanta-based organization Gideon's Promise, Jonathan Rapping works to train public defenders and help reform what he considers civil rights abuses in the criminal justice system. He arrived in Baltimore in May for a year-long stint at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, his first attempt at changing a statewide system.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Maryland received a roughly $400,000 bonus Monday for its crackdown on businesses that misclassify workers, part of more than $2 million the state won in federal grants. It is the first time the U.S. Department of Labor has focused funding on efforts to combat worker misclassification. The bonus is a portion of nearly $100 million in grants the U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday. About $1.14 million of the funding is to help Maryland adopt new technologies in unemployment insurance programs.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins | jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | March 18, 2010
Enterprise Community Partners, a Columbia affordable-housing nonprofit, said Thursday that it has received a $300,000 grant for community revitalization work. E TRADE Savings Bank earmarked the donation for Enterprise's work in financing affordable housing, rebuilding communities and responding to the blighting effects of foreclosures in neighborhoods.
HEALTH
September 12, 2014
Federal health officials have awarded $3.5 million in Affordable Care Act funds to 14 community health centers in Maryland. The money will go to hire 60 new workers, expand hours and increase access to primary care. The money will also go to expand services to include dental care, mental health services, prescription drug coverage and vision services. The money is expected to provide care to more than 20,000 new patients around the state. See the list of centers receiving grants here . Around the nation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $295 million to 1,195 centers with ore than 9,000 sites.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Baltimore has received a $1.1 million federal grant to create a plan for the reconstruction or revitalization of Hanover Street's Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge and other parts of the busy South Baltimore corridor, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The project is one of 72 nationwide that will receive funding under the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program for 2014, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Friday. Earlier this week, Sens.
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