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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Maryland Census Supplemental Grant Recipients

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The League applauds all who were able to turn around a submission for the Maryland Census Supplemental grant. Now that the awards have been announced, let’s continue to work together to spread the word about the importance of census participation. To those municipalities that were not funded,  we encourage you to attend the February 11 census webinar to learn ways that you can boost your outreach, even within your current budget. We will continue to amplify resources and information available to assist you in your outreach endeavors.

Congratulations to the municipalities that were funded. Please join the webinar and share your outreach plans.

The full funding announcement follows:

Maryland Department of Planning Awards more than $332,000 to Municipalities Across Maryland for Census Outreach Funding

32 Municipalities to Receive Funding for Census Outreach Activities in Traditional Hard-to-Count Areas (January 24, 2020) Baltimore, MD  – The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) today announced that 32 municipalities have been awarded funding to support the accurate counting of the state and its local jurisdictions for the 2020 Census.  

In fall 2019, Planning announced $5 million in overall Census outreach funding, which included $4.1 million in grants to nonprofits, $300,000 to the Complete Count Committee, $300,000 to 15 Maryland counties and more than $300,000 to go to municipalities that met certain population thresholds and other criteria.

Forty municipalities applied to receive part of the more than $300,000 designated only to the 157 municipalities in Maryland.  Following a grading and scoring of the applications, 32 municipalities will receive funding.  

The funding will be used throughout Maryland to ensure a fair, accurate, and inclusive count for Maryland and increase the response rate of hard-to-count communities and populations in Maryland.

Recipients include:
     City of Aberdeen    $10,000.00
     City of Annapolis    $19,000.00
     Town of Bladensburg    $19,000.00
     City of Bowie    $6,000.00
     Town  of Brentwood    $14,500.00
     Town of Capitol Heights    $10,000.00
     Town of Chesapeake Beach    $5,000.00
     Town of Cheverly    $10,000.00
     Town of Colmar Manor    $7,335.00
     Town of Cottage City    $5,000.00
     City of Cumberland    $8,000.00
     Town of Denton    $5,000.00
     City of District Heights    $19,000.00
     Town of Easton    $10,000.00
     Town of Emmitsburg    $8,500.00
     Town of Fairmount Heights    $7,670.00
     Town of Federalsburg    $13,330.00
     City of Glenarden    $19,000.00
     Town of Greensboro    $7,000.00
     City of Hyattsville    $19,000.00
     Town of Landover Hills    $5,000.00
     City of Laurel    $15,000.00
     Shared between five towns: Goldsboro, Henderson, Marydel, Templeville, Hillsboro    $3,940.00
     Town of Morningside    $5,000.00
     City of Mount Rainier    $19,000.00
     City of New Carrollton    $6,750.00
     Town of North East     $5,000.00
     Town of Riverdale Park    $10,000.00
     City of Rockville     $9,800.00
     City of Salisbury    $19,810.00
     City of Takoma Park    $7,500.00
     Town of Upper Marlboro    $3,365.00
     TOTAL    $332,500.00

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