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County Executive Calvin Ball Launches Food Distribution Map

County Executive Calvin Ball Launches Food Distribution Map

County Executive Calvin Ball launched a new food distribution map for Howard County residents seeking food pantries or access to free meals. The innovative map currently lists 31 locations offering groceries, produce, non-perishables, fresh and frozen meals for students, residents, and older adults in need.
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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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County Executive Calvin Ball to Announce Business Relief Grants Recipients

County Executive Calvin Ball to Announce Business Relief Grants Recipients

County Executive Calvin Ball will announce the recipients of the first round of HoCo RISE Business Relief Grants on Wednesday, July 15th at 11 a.m. at Savage Mill. Howard County allocated $5.7 million towards the grant program to provide financial assistance to businesses in targeted sectors that have been most impacted by COVID-19 and plan to re-open.
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Coronavirus Updates: Community Organizations Active in Disaster Impact, Rental Assistance Update, Testing Locations

Coronavirus Updates: Community Organizations Active in Disaster Impact, Rental Assistance Update, Testing Locations

County Executive Calvin Ball highlighted the important impact of the Howard County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The COAD is a collaborative effort of community stakeholders, each having an equal role in the organization. Their goal is to organize and deploy community resources in an efficient and timely manner, effectively contributing to each phase of a disaster.
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Coronavirus Updates: Rental and Eviction Relief Applications Open July 6th, No Doctor’s Orders Needed for Columbia Drive-Through Testing, Health Enrollment

Coronavirus Updates: Rental and Eviction Relief Applications Open July 6th, No Doctor’s Orders Needed for Columbia Drive-Through Testing, Health Enrollment

Beginning Monday, July 6th, Howard County residents may apply for financial assistance to pay past due rent payments to prevent eviction. The $​1.5 million in housing ​payment relief is being allocated through local non-profit partnerships. Applicants must be Howard County residents, provide proof of home address, and provide evidence of loss of income due to COVID-related job loss, reduction in hours, and/or medical illness.
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