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September 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Has Spent About Half of Latest Rent Relief Funding

As of Tuesday, Montgomery County has distributed $28.6 million of its $59 million in COVID-19 rent relief funding from the U.S. Treasury Department.The County Health and Human Services (DHHS) staff shared this information during a virtual County Council meeting. 50% of rental assistance applications have been completely closed out and 30% are actively with a […]

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August 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5,800+ Households Have Received County COVID-19 Rental Assistance

More than 5,800 households in Montgomery County received rental assistance so far during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders shared during a press conference Thursday. $32 million has been distributed and Phase 3 of the county’s Rent Relief Program offers an additional $59 million. Tenants who are interested must meet the following criteria, according to the county: […]

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July 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Grant Applications Close Friday for Nonprofits Focused on Minority Entrepreneurship, STEM Education

Friday is the deadline for Montgomery County nonprofits to apply for a grant from the County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). The grant program is open to nonprofits with a mission or program related to: Minority and women entrepreneurship Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education Research and innovation development Small-scale manufacturing Organizations must apply by […]

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September 27, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Council Briefed on Flower Branch Apartments Explosion (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The Montgomery County Council received a briefing from officials involved during and after the tragic on Flower Branch Apartments explosion today. Earl Stoddard, Director, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, (OEMHS), Chief Scott Goldstein, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), Chief Thomas Manger, Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), Clarence Snuggs, Director, Department of […]

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August 30, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

El Golfo Restaurant to Host Flower Branch Apartments Benefit Wednesday

El Golfo restaurant located in Silver Spring is hosting a benefit for those affected by the tragic Flower Branch Apartments explosion this Wednesday. The event will feature music performances by Lilo Lea Gonzales and Family, Maureen Andary with special guests The Carpe Diem UkeBeats. The benefit is presented by El Golfo and Carpe Diem Arts […]

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June 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

AHCMC Describes FY 17 Funding as ‘Record Setting’

It’s a record-setting year for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC). That’s because the Montgomery County Council has approved a budget of over $6 million for local arts and humanities organizations, according to an AHCMC news release. “Montgomery County’s commitment to the arts is evident in this year’s historic level of funding […]

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February 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Bethesda Resident Sam Deutsch Wins Jeopardy’s College Championship

Bethesda resident Sam Deutsch, a student at the University of Southern California, was the $100,000 grand prize winner of Jeopardy’s 2016 College Championship this month. His winning answer was “Biden” and that resulted in a shout out on Twitter, and a letter from the vice president of the United States. .@Jeopardy Kind of a heavy […]

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February 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

MML and Maryland Mayors, Including Fosselman and Newton, Advocate for Restoration of Highway User Revenues (VIDEO)

The Maryland Municipal League (MML) and the Mayor’s Association is calling for an overhaul of the state funding formula that provides for the distribution of Highway User Revenues to local governments. Find out more in this video: Mayors and municipal leaders are joined by a number of state legislators – including lead sponsors, Senator Nancy […]

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January 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCPS Leaders Express Disappointment About Leggett’s Capital Budget Recommendation

The president of the Montgomery County Board of Education, Michael Durso, and Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers have released a joint statement following the release of Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett’s capital budget recommendation. In the statement, Durso and Bowers say that, “it is disappointing that County Executive Isiah Leggett’s recommended capital budget leaves us more […]

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December 9, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council President Nancy Floreen on the Year Ahead (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen met with reporters this week to discuss her agenda in the coming year. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can watch the Council President’s news briefing in its entirety, here.

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