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Coronavirus Updates: Homeless Coordination, Fire & Rescue Hospital Liaison, Earth Day

Coronavirus Updates: Homeless Coordination, Fire & Rescue Hospital Liaison, Earth Day

Today, Howard County shared updates on how the Department of Community Services (DCRS) has been working with local partners to provide safe locations for those facing homelessness amid the COVID-19 outbreak. DCRS has provided a total of 27 homeless individuals, including children and unaccompanied youth, non-congregate housing in partnership with a local hotel partner in Columbia. 
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Guilford Road Improvement Project to Begin

A Howard County construction project to improve Guilford Road between Vollmerhausen Road/Mary Lane and Carroll Heights Avenue in Jessup is expected to begin on or about Monday, May 4. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by late January 2021.
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County Executive Calvin Ball Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget

County Executive Calvin Ball Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget

Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball released his Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Operating Budget for Howard County Government. In the midst of a challenging fiscal climate, significant efforts were made to maintain core services and support priorities, including education, public safety, and health. The General Fund Budget, which supports a majority of government services, totals $1.19 billion, an increase of 2.6 percent from prior year.
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Coronavirus Updates: Howard County Receives Federal Grants for Housing, Special Election Voting Guidance, SNAP Benefits

Coronavirus Updates: Howard County Receives Federal Grants for Housing, Special Election Voting Guidance, SNAP Benefits

Howard County received $770,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds to be used in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The County is planning to grant these funds to housing providers (such as the Housing Commission, Bridges to Housing Stability, Heritage Housing Partners and Community Action Council) to provide rent assistance to tenants that could be facing eviction for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19. 
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Howard County Announces Partial Delay of Schools Health Fund Deficit Plan

Howard County Announces Partial Delay of Schools Health Fund Deficit Plan

As the County braces for revenue impacts potentially exceeding $35 million in fiscal year 2020 and significant impacts beyond due to the COVID-19 virus, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Howard County Public School System Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano jointly announced the partial delay of a plan to eliminate the $39.2 million HCPSS Health and Dental Fund deficit.
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Coronavirus Updates: Business Guidance on Face Coverings, BGE Updates

Coronavirus Updates: Business Guidance on Face Coverings, BGE Updates

Howard County provided guidance to essential businesses on required face coverings for employees, based on Governor Hogan’s Executive Order yesterday. Effective Saturday, April 18th, at 7:00 a.m., all retail establishments and food service staff must wear face coverings in areas open to the public and other staff members, and when interacting with customers.
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