A $20,750 federal grant will help a Washington County group better educate people about hazardous chemicals and emergencies.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the grant to the Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee. The Washington County Commissioners provided a matching grant of $4,250.
The grant will pay for public service announcements on local television, a training video on using hazardous materials, a large-screen projector system for presentations and brochures and pamphlets.
Local Emergency Planning Committee Chairman Clyde Harris said Tuesday that Washington County was the only county in Maryland to receive the grant, which can be spent over a three-year period.