The Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino & Hotel and the Anne Arundel County Local Development Council (LDC) has awarded $19 million in local impact and community grants for 2019. This year’s grants bring the total funds in support of Anne Arundel County organizations to nearly $130 Million since Live! Casino opened in June 2012.

The grants were presented to recipients ranging across county operational and capital programs, education, health and human services and community associations. The grant allocations were recommended by the LDC, which helps to manage the distribution of the county’s gaming tax revenue to local organizations.

Local impact grant recipients include the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, $5,598,000; the county’s Police Department, $3,459,200; the county’s Office of Public Works/Department of Planning & Zoning, $2.9 million; Anne Arundel Community College, $1.7 million; and the BWI Business Partnership, $1,059,000.

Also allotted were $350,000 in community support grants. Recipients include MacArthur Middle School, $39,303, to add classroom projectors; Jessup Improvement Association, $30,625, to build a new roof for the community hall; Meade High School, $29,819, to give Chromebooks to students; Sarah’s House, $25,000, to benefit childcare for homeless families; and Annapolis Maritime Museum, $13,072, to implement an oyster/bay education program for Meade Middle School.

Community based organizations and nonprofit groups located generally within a three-mile radius of Live! Casino & Hotel are eligible to apply for a local impact grant. For more information and to apply for a grant, visit