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Hogan launches program to support urban agriculture

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the launch of a Small Acreage Cover Crop Program to support small farm producers and urban agriculture. The pilot program is operated by the Maryland Department of Agriculture and aimed at helping historically underserved farmers and communities build healthy soils, increase yields, sequester carbon and improve local water quality. Financial assistance […]

Posted inGovernment

Hogan announces nearly $32M in affordable rental housing awards

Gov. Larry Hogan announced nearly $32 million in project awards through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s 2022 application round for federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits and state Rental Housing Funds. Funds have been awarded to 12 projects as part of the competitive round. They include Waverly Winds 9%, via Enterprise Community […]

Posted inBusiness News

Third application round for Opportunity Zone Microgrants

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the third application round of Opportunity Zone Microgrant Funding will open, Tuesday, Oct. 4, allowing eligible small businesses seeking to expand within designated Opportunity Zones to apply for microgrants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000. The Opportunity Zone Microgrants will be distributed through the Neighborhood BusinessWorks program administered by the Maryland […]

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SDAT opens Office of Customer Experience

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation announced the formation of the Office of Customer Experience, which will evaluate how SDAT employees interact with customers and make internal recommendations for management and staff to streamline services, provide support and ensure overall satisfaction. Jaimonese Clark, who has served as manager of SDAT’s Customer Service Contact […]

Posted inTechnology

Cybrary raises $25M In Series C

Cybrary, a College Park, MD-based training platform for cybersecurity professionals, raised $25m in Series C funding. The round, which brings total funding to date to $48 million, was led by current investors Gula Tech Adventures, of Columbia, and BuildGroup. Led by CEO Kevin Hanes, Cybrary is a training platform that provides the right training at […]

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Teaching tool earns Hopkins collaborators honors

A team comprising science, technology, engineering and math specialists and researchers from The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine received the best full paper award at the 2022 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Integrated STEM Education Conference. The paper, “An Interdisciplinary Approach to High School Curriculum […]