Harford Grants Additional $2.1 Million for Public School COVID-19 Expenses

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman granted an additional $2.1 million to Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) for COVID-19 related expenses.

This $2.1 million is in addition to to a prior grant of $5 million from the county’s CARES Act funding, which was distributed to the school system in October.

From the press release:

Harford’s major outlays of CARES Act funds for public health included the costs of personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders; cleaning supplies and renovations to enable social distancing, and teleworking for public employees. Business support was provided in the form of direct grants to a total of 1,732 small businesses affected by the pandemic, including restaurants and childcare providers. Grants were targeted to help them stay afloat during the statewide shutdown and reopen safely to the extent permitted.

“I am thankful to my staff and pleased that we were able to put all $44.6 million back into our community,” County Executive Glassman said. “I have always been confident that local governments are among the best at getting help into the hands of the citizens we serve.”

See full press release.

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