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County Executive Ball Announces Nearly $6 Million CARES Act Funding for School System and Funding Dashboard

County Executive Ball Announces Nearly $6 Million CARES Act Funding for School System and Funding Dashboard

Today, County Executive Calvin Ball announced nearly $6 million in CARES Act funding will be allocated to the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) to offset COVID-19 related expenditures for virtual instruction and lay the groundwork for safe and effective instruction moving forward. The funding will support technology, meals for students, public health and safety supplies, and increased unemployment costs. Ball also announced a CARES Act spending dashboard that will track the actual and p...
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Howard International Grocer Moving into Long Reach Village Center  

October 21, 2020  Media Contact:  Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412    ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard International Grocer, a market specializing in international foods and halal meat, is moving into 1,733 square feet of the Long Reach Village Center, as part of the Long Reach Rising Revitalization project led by Howard County. Owner, Monzurul Islam, formerly lived in the Long Reach neighborhood, and has family s...
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Howard County Announces Request for Proposals for Columbia Flier Building Property

Howard County Announces Request for Proposals for Columbia Flier Building Property

October 21, 2020Media Contact:Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412 ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Today, County Executive Calvin Ball announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase and repurposing of the Former Columbia Flier Building and property, located at 10750 Little Patuxent Parkway, in Columbia, MD. The RFP can be found here.The Flier Building was constructed in 1978 and for 33 years was home to the Columbia Flier,...
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Howard County Highlights Job Recovery and Growth

Howard County Highlights Job Recovery and Growth

Howard County now has an unemployment rate of 5.4% for August - down from 8.1% in April of this year, and 1.6% lower than the Maryland unemployment rate of 6.9%. Howard County’s rate is one of the lowest of the 24 Maryland counties. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic in February, Howard County reported a 2.7% unemployment rate. 
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