October 21 Grants Conference – Register Now For This One-Stop-Shop

The 15th Annual Governor's Grants Conference will be held October 21, in College Park. Hundreds will attend and benefit from information, workshops, and connections in the grant-funding game. Registration is open! The Governor’s Grants Office will host its 15th Annual Grants Conference on Monday, October 21 at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Join over 600 attendees including nonprofits, grants professionals, and community leaders for a full day of networking, panels, exhibition tables,…

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State Allocates $5 Million in Grants to Promote 2020 Census

The Maryland Complete Count Committee (CCC) this week approved a Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) proposal to allocate about $900,000 to state and local efforts to educate residents on the importance of the 2020 Census. The CCC is charged with developing and implementing an outreach strategy to build partnerships and coordinate with local governments, non-profits, and other organizations across the state to ensure a fair and accurate census count. As previously reported on Conduit Street, the…

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Save the Date: Historic Preservation Capital Grants Workshops

The Maryland Department of Planning offers a series of opportunities to learn more about grant writing for historic preservation throughout the state this November. The Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program promotes the acquisition, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic properties in Maryland. Eligible properties are listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, either individually or as a contributing structure within a district. According to the Maryland Historical Trust, the program has received…

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Feds Narrowly Avert Another Government Shutdown… for Now

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a temporary spending bill to avoid another government shutdown. The short-term spending measure, known as a continuing resolution, will keep the government running through November 21, 2019. The latest continuing resolution keeps spending at current levels and heads off a lapse in funding that would have occurred at the end of the month. According to Federal News Radio: The Senate passed the CR Thursday with bipartisan support and a 82-15 vote. The House cleared the…

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State Census Panel Weighs Spending Priorities

The Maryland Complete Count Committee (CCC) this week convened to assess ongoing efforts to prepare and mobilize for the 2020 decennial census. The CCC is charged with developing and implementing an outreach strategy to build partnerships and coordinate with local governments, non-profits, and other organizations across the state to ensure a fair and accurate census count. Census data is used to allocate billions of dollars in federal funding for education, health, transportation, housing, community services,…

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Preemption Town Hall Set For September 19th

The LOCAL Maryland coalition, along with the NAACP, are presenting a public "town meeting" on state-level preemption - mark your calendars for Thursday evening, September 19, in Prince George's County. What is #preemption and how can it hurt your health and quality of life? Join us at the Prince George's NAACP Town Hall Meeting on Sept. 19 in Lanham to learn more about preserving the right of local governments to work for your needs. Questions?…

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Charles Seeks Public Input on 2020 State Legislative Proposals

The Charles County Commissioners have scheduled a Preliminary 2020 State Legislative Package public hearing for Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners' Meeting Room at the Charles County Government Building. According to a press release: Twenty-four proposals have been submitted and are available for viewing.  Visit  www.boarddocs.com/md/chrlsco/Board.nsf/Public, then click on “Library” in the upper right hand corner, and then “General” to view a synopsis and link for the full submission of each proposal. …

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Will 9-8-8 Be The Next “Number To Know” For Suicide Prevention?

The federal Suicide Prevention Hotline is being targeted as the next service with an easily-remembers three-digit universal access phone number: 9-8-8. Under the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, Congress authorized federal support for a unified center and call-line for suicide prevention. Currently, Americans can call toll-free from anywhere to 1-800-273-8255 and reach a trained professional to assist "in the moment" with any potential self harm. The Federal Communications Commission is considering a next step…

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