Anne Arundel Launches Micro Grants for Ida Disaster Recovery

Yesterday, County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) launched the Disaster Recovery Micro Grant Program (DRMGP) to help local businesses recover from damages caused by Tropical Storm Ida.  The DRMPG will provide grants of up to $5,000 to Anne Arundel County businesses that experienced damage and pause in operations caused by the September tropical storm and tornado. The program is funded with $25,000 from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD…

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Anne Arundel Announces Disaster Recovery Micro Grant Program

Grants of up to $5,000 available to Anne Arundel County businesses affected by Tropical Storm Ida Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) today announced the launch of the Disaster Recovery Micro Grant Program (DRMGP) to help businesses recover from the tropical storm and tornado that struck the region on Wednesday, September 1. “We are extremely thankful that the tornado did not lead to any loss of life…

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Winter #MACoCon Details Are Here – View the Registration Brochure!

MACo’s Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” on Dec 8-10, 2021, will bring together more than 600 leaders in the private and public sectors to discuss how to prepare for the changes on the horizon in Maryland.  View the Registration Brochure to see the full schedule, along with session titles and descriptions. Topics to be discussed include: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Cannabis Broadband Social Media 2022 General Assembly Opioids Post-Pandemic Workplace Highway User Revenue…

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SBA Disaster Assistance for MD Businesses and Residents Affected by Tropical Storm Ida Now Available

Maryland businesses and residents affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida on Aug. 31 through Sept. 4, may now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  Details on the loan program are now available, following a recent announcement from Governor Larry Hogan that $4 million in SBA loans will be provided for the state under a SBA disaster declaration for the region. The disaster declaration covers Anne Arundel, Cecil and Montgomery…

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COVID-19 and Opioids: Pandemic vs. Epidemic

Despite continuing focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials remain concerned with opioid overdose and overdose-related death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released data indicating a record number of opioid overdose-related deaths directly coinciding with onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March of 2020 and March of 2021, Maryland reported 2,826 opioid overdose-related deaths, a dramatic increase from 2,381 during the previous 12-month period. The CDC notes these numbers are…

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Hogan Announces $4 Million for Tropical Depression Ida Relief

Governor Larry Hogan last week announced that the State of Maryland is making $4 million in funding available to assist residents and businesses affected by Tropical Depression Ida. In addition, the governor has requested a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to make low-interest loans available. As previously reported on Conduit Street, the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Maryland’s request for a disaster declaration for significant damage caused by the remnants of…

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University of Maryland Shore Regional Health Launches Mobile Wellness Team

On Monday, October 11th, the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center introduced four new members of its new Mobile Wellness Team. The Mobile Wellness Team will help meet the health care needs of Kent and northern Queen Anne's county residents. It will be charged with visiting trusted community sites, including firehouses, places of worship, residential care facilities, community organizations and other social centers and also will serve patients and families in their home settings. Team staff…

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FEMA Denies State’s Disaster Assistance Request for Tornadoes, Flooding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Maryland's request for a disaster declaration for significant damage caused by the remnants of Tropical Depression Ida last month. The denial comes after Governor Larry Hogan requested federal aid for Anne Arundel County, Cecil County, and the City of Annapolis, each of which declared Local State of Emergencies for significant damage to commercial and residential areas caused by tornadoes and severe flash flooding. Under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster…

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A Post-COVID Perspective on Public Health Resources, Responses

In a recent interview with Governing Magazine, Brian Castrucci, CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, outlined several measures needed to protect public health in a post-COVID future.  The Governing article discusses the need for collective action to prevent future public health crises, noting "the pandemic has cost the U.S. $16 trillion — an amount equal to 90 percent of the country’s annual GDP." Dr. Castrucci leads the de Beaumont Foundation, a Bethesda-based nonprofit that focuses on…

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