As reported in the Cumberland Times-News, the Tri-County Council of Western Maryland recently announced the 14 projects that will be recommended for nearly $4.4 million in federal grant funding through the Appalachian Regional Commission.
As described in the Times-News,
“We have prioritized education, telecommunications and health care and these projects have a lot to do with that,” said Guy Winterberg, assistant director.
The Tri-County Council represents Maryland’s only counties located within Appalachia: Allegany, Garrett and Washington, the Times-News. The council received dozens of applications for funding in 2014 from all three counties. Those projects are compiled and ultimately narrowed down to the final selections for submission. . . The 14 projects recommended for 2014 by the council are considered area development grants and will be funded at 50 percent with the applying organization required to provide the other half of the project cost.