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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | July 10, 2012
Five new Hagerstown police officers could be on patrol by next summer thanks in part to a $625,000 federal grant issued to the city last month, Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith said Tuesday. The hiring grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), requires that new officers be post-9/11 military veterans and covers three years of salaries and benefits, Smith told the Hagerstown City Council during a work session at City Hall.
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By HEATHER KEELS | May 19, 2010
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County officials have agreed to forfeit $400,000 in grant funding to Garrett County this year in hopes of getting a larger share of the same funding next year. The $400,000 in federal "TEA-21" funding was allocated to Washington County for an access road to the Mount Aetna Farms property, Commissioner James F. Kercheval said. That project is unlikely to be ready to use the funding before it expires, so county officials worked out the shift to keep the funding in Western Maryland, Kercheval said Tuesday.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2012
Hagerstown Community College received a $1.25 million, five-year federal grant to start an Upward Bound college-prep program to help eligible Washington County Public Schools students who would be among the first generation of their families to go to college, a college official said. “I have personally seen other students go through other TRIO programs (and) graduate who would not have otherwise graduated,” said Anne Shepard, HCC's director of grants development. HCC has offered similar federal programs that were aimed at college students and, like Upward Bound, helped students through tutoring, and provided students with information about transferring to a four-year college, Shepard said.
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March 26, 1999
A youth club, tutoring program, security officers and new fencing at Hagerstown public housing developments will be funded over the next two years through a $354,000 federal grant, Hagerstown Housing Authority Program Director for Family Services Dianne Rudisill said Friday. The goal of these programs and projects is to decrease drug activity, enhance the lives of youth and families and keep children off the streets, Rudisill said. She said the projects were chosen because they were requested in annual surveys completed by residents of the communities overseen by the agency.
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By SCOTT BUTKI | November 7, 1998
A $154,346 grant from the federal government will pay for the Washington County Housing Authority to repair two of its public housing units. The county will use the money to replace the roof and windows at Williamsport's Parkview Knoll and install new smoke detectors and refrigerators at Parkview Knoll and Blue Mountain Estates. They will also make improvements to bring the units up to the standards required under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Richard Willson, executive director of the county agency, said Friday he was quite pleased that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gave the county $67,000 more then it received last year.
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By DAN DEARTH | December 21, 2007
SHARPSBURG - The Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Co. has been awarded a $38,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to purchase an emergency generator, Fire Chief Darryl Benner said. Benner said the office of U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., notified him Wednesday that the fire department would receive the money. Mikulski's office did not release the information publicly until Thursday. As a condition of the grant, the fire department will have to pay $2,000 toward the purchase of the generator, Benner said.
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by TRISH RUDDER | April 26, 2005
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The windy day brought Monday's $200,000 streetscape grant presentation to the Town of Bath from its planned spot outside the Bath Town Hall to inside the Morgan County Courthouse. Town of Bath Mayor Susan Webster accepted the $200,000 grant from U.S. Rep. Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Monday afternoon in the Berkeley Springs courtroom. The streetscape funding is an economic development grant that will be used to improve sidewalks, lighting and signage to make the town more tourist-friendly, Webster said.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | December 29, 2004
MAUGANSVILLE shappell@herald-mail.com Like a child on a mall Santa's lap, the Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co. hoped to be getting a new truck for Christmas. The company found out a few days before the holiday that a federal grant would make having a brand new tanker truck a reality. U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Paul Sarbanes, both D-Md., announced last week that the Maugansville company was awarded $225,000 through a Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters grant.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | December 7, 2007
Williamsport Volunteer Fire Co. was one of three Western Maryland fire departments to be awarded federal grants Thursday, U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's office said. Williamsport is getting $195,700 through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Will Ball, a captain with Williamsport's fire company, said most of the money will pay for 30 portable radios. With new radios, firefighters and emergency medical workers will more easily communicate with each other and with public safety workers throughout the county and beyond without having to relay messages through dispatchers, Ball said.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 5, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has concluded that Williamsport did not mishandle a $425,000 federal grant. In 2005, Councilman Jeff Cline asked a HUD fraud hot line to look into whether the town misappropriated a Community Development Block Grant it received in 1986. The town couldn't document how much of the grant money that it loaned to residents for home-rehabilitation projects over the years was paid back. HUD's inspector general's office has told Cline there was no evidence the town did anything wrong.
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