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County Executive Ball Hosts Public Safety Town Hall

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – County Executive Calvin Ball hosted a Public Safety Town Hall with Howard County leaders and officials yesterday evening. Leaders discussed handling operations through COVID-19, conveyed current efforts to keep our community safe and addressed social justice and equity issues, as well as provided an overview of their respective operations.
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Howard County to Launch New Mental Health Awareness Campaign

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball to join the Howard County Health Department on September 17th to announce the “Let’s Talk About Mental Health” campaign. This campaign intended to promote behavioral and mental health resources and referral services available in the county to help mitigate these rising concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Coronavirus Updates: Rental and Eviction Rights, Maryland Expanded Mask Order, Travel Advisory, Housing Assistance Deadline, Business Grants Deadline

Coronavirus Updates: Rental and Eviction Rights, Maryland Expanded Mask Order, Travel Advisory, Housing Assistance Deadline, Business Grants Deadline

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball highlighted rental and eviction rights for tenants ahead of August 1st. “This Saturday, many residents will face another month of missed rent due to income loss from COVID-19,” said Ball. “It’s critical that tenants are aware of their rights. Under the current Executive Order issued by Governor Hogan, a court cannot order the eviction of any tenant who can show that their failure to pay rent was a result of COVID-19. While we’ve allocated $1.5 million tow...
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Federal Maryland Delegation Secures Funding for Howard County Fire Department

Federal Maryland Delegation Secures Funding for Howard County Fire Department

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services has received $821,257 in federal funding, secured by Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume. The funding was awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters – COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) program, which provides funds for the purchase of PPE and related supplies for our nation’s first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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