Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman was joined by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and John Sarbanes Monday to receive $16,771,500 in congressionally directed federal funding the lawmakers worked to secure within the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations process.
“I can’t think of a better investment than in projects that improve our residents’ quality of life,” said County Executive Pittman. “I want to thank Attorney General Brown, Senator Cardin, Senator Van Hollen, Congressman Steny Hoyer, and Congressman Sarbanes for the work they did to secure this funding for our communities.”
FY23 Omnibus Projects for Anne Arundel County, include:
- Odenton MARC Station Development $4,000,000. The project will expand and enhance parking options for MARC commuters and develop a mix of commercial, retail, and housing uses that allow for more County residents to utilize the MARC Station.
- Crownsville Nonprofit Incubator and Community Space $3,000,000. Funding will be used to renovate an existing space, owned by Anne Arundel County, to house a nonprofit incubator and community space that will also include wellness services and programming.
- Parole (Md.) Transportation Center $3,000,000. This project will provide a multi-modal transportation center in Parole at the Westfield Annapolis Mall.
- Emergency Operations Center $2,471,500. nne Arundel County will utilize federal funds to complete a needs assessment of the current configuration of the local Emergency Operations Center with a focus to improve coordination, communication and interoperability with local and State agencies that better aligns the facility with State and Federal Emergency Management and Homeland Security programs, initiatives, and requirements.
- Inclusive Ventures Small Business Program $1,650,000. The requested funding will enable the Anne Arundel County’s Inclusive Ventures Program to grow to meet demand by adding six times as many cohorts.
- Trail Spurs and Connectors $1,500,000. Funding will be used to accelerate the design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of spurs and connectors to the major trails traversing the Anne Arundel County.
- Ralph Bunche Restoration $750,000. The Ralph J. Bunche Community Center will create programs and opportunities for the African American community and the public once fully restored.
- Fresh START – Fresh Safe, Trauma-Informed, Accountable, Restorative, Transparent (START) $400,000. Funding will increase case manager staffing for the purposes of serving more youth and increasing services provided to program participants, hiring youth mentors, and program administration costs.
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