Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Competition offers grants and services to life science and high tech companies.
Several companies across Montgomery and Prince George’s counties have made it to the second round of the InvestMaryland Challenge, a competition in which start-up companies can win a portion of $300,000 in grants and/or business services. Of the 250 companies that initially applied to the competition, 71 were selected to advance to the second round, with 20 in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. In the second round, the entrants’ business plans will be reviewed and judged with semi-finalists announced Feb. 19, and the Governor’s Cup Award Ceremony on April 15. Prizes include such things as mentorship programs, strategic consulting services, product development services, incubator space, accelerator programs and small business …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Police are getting $37,000 for a variety of road safety purposes.
The Greenbelt Police Department announced that it recently received a $22,000 traffic safety grant through the Maryland State Highway Administration's Highway Safety Office. The grant aims to aid police officers in conducting more traffic enforcement measures to catch impaired and aggressive drivers and motorcyclists. It will also go toward enforcement of seat belt and child car seat use laws. The police also announced receiving an additional $15,000 grant from the Highway Administration’s Motor Carrier Division to perform commercial motor vehicle enforcement activities. The funds come from a federal grant program, the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance to help reduce the number and severity of …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The award was among $6.3 million given to Maryland's state and local governments by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Prince George's County has been awarded $432,311 in federal funding earmarked for violent crime reduction and other public safety activities, Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced Thursday. The U.S. Department of Justice grant is one in a $6.3 million bundle given to the state, county, and local governments of Maryland. The county's share will be used on crime prevention, community corrections, and technological improvements in four of its five public safety agencies. At the community level, Laurel was awarded $11,933 for electronic control devices and associated equipment for officers; Hyattsville, $11,143 for equipment and accessories; and Greenbelt, $15,442 for ruggedized mobile data computers. The grant funding is based on a …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc. (ATHA) said it had to make some hard choices.
Friends of the Greenbelt Museum won a $1,600 grant from Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc. for its exhibit: "Greenbelt: The First 75 Years." "We had a great collection of mini-grant submissions this year and had to make some hard choices with our limited funds," said Executive Director Aaron Marcavitch. "We appreciate everyone who submitted a grant and we look forward to working with the organizations that were awarded funds." The Anacastia Trails Heritage Area is a certified Maryland heritage area in northwest Prince George's County, and ATHA Inc. is its management entity. Its vision is for visitors to be able to easily find ways to enjoy the region through sites, parks, culture, restaurants and retail. In addition to the Friends of …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Funding for a new playground with custom play structures is coming to Greenbelt, MD.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and the Maryland Board of Public Works have approved $86,000 to upgrade a Laurel Hill Playground. The funds will come through a grant from Program Open Space. The grant was approved at the board's meeting Wednesday and will go to a Laurel Hill playground with custom play structures designed for children ages 2-12 and for ADA accessible safety surfacing, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. As of Thursday, Assistant Greenbelt City Manager David Moran said the city had not received the notification letter, but confirmed it did apply for an approximately $86,000 grant to take two relatively small playgrounds, one located behind 12 Court Hillside and the other by 2 Court Laurel Hill, and combine …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Greenbelt's study will determine potential bikeshare stations.
Gov. Martin O'Malley kicked off bike month by announcing seven winners of his new Maryland Bikeshare Program grants, and Greenbelt was among them, according to Baltimore Bike Community Blog. O'Malley got the word out on Wednesday that Greenbelt received a grant for a feasibility study as part of a joint project with Prince George's County to determine potential bikeshare stations, according to the blog. The next step is for Greenbelt and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to sign a memorandum of understanding followed by a formal award of the funding. The study could begin any time after July 1, with an expected completion date in about a year, the blog reports.