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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 County Recreation & Parks to Provide Childcare in Public School Buildings Starting on July 6

Howard County Recreation & Parks to Provide Childcare in Public School Buildings Starting on July 6

Howard County Recreation & Parks (HCRP) will begin childcare services, including all-day camps, in nine Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) buildings on July 6th. HCRP has traditionally provided all-day and half-day camps during the summer months at HCPSS buildings. In addition to childcare camps, HCRP will resume indoor camps at their community centers, historic sites, nature center, athletic complex, and smaller county-owned facilities on July 6th. 
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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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