The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved about $18 million in grants for three county school systems from money that will be raised by an increase in the sales tax on alcohol, although one board member questioned why $2 million to replace natural grass football fields with artificial turf at two high schools in Howard County was a priority.
Environmental projects across the Chesapeake Bay watershed will receive $10.9 million in grants.
Conservation grants announced by federal agriculture officials include funding for Chesapeake Bay programs.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding more than $485,000 to the state of Maryland to preserve 277 rural acres near the western Maryland town of LaVale.
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger is holding a workshop to discuss funding opportunities for Maryland nonprofits and small businesses.
Virginia is looking to give away the nearly $308,000 it collected last year on the sale of a special Chesapeake Bay license plate.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says Maryland nonprofits will receive more than $4.8 million in federal AmeriCorps grants.
The wife of former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson is seeking to delay a court hearing in her corruption case, saying she needs more time to prepare.
Maryland is receiving a federal grant to help fight hunger.
The New Market District Volunteer Fire Co. says it has received a federal grant of more than $83,000.