The Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino & Hotel and the Anne Arundel County Local Development Council (LDC) awarded more than $18.8 million in local impact and community grants to organizations in Anne Arundel County for fiscal 2020. This year’s grants bring the total funds generated by Live! Casino & Hotel in support of Anne Arundel County organizations to more than $130 million since the casino opened seven years ago.

Cordish Companies’ Principal Joe Weinberg, Maryland State Senator Pam Beidle, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, and members of the Local Development Council (LDC) presented the grants to recipients, including county operational and capital programs, community grants to support human services, community revitalization and beautification, and programs to improve educational outcomes in the county’s schools.

The grant awards were recommended by the LDC to Pittman, who included the recommendations in his fiscal 2020 budget.

The Local Impact Grant Recipients for Fiscal Year 2020 include: Anne Arundel County Fire Department $5,248,000

Anne Arundel County Police Department $3,400,000

Arundel Community Development Services – Severn Intergenerational Center $3,000,000

Anne Arundel Community College $1,700,000

BWI Partnership – Community Development Foundation $1,059,000

Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks $700,750

Anne Arundel County Library System $550,000

Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works $500,000

Associated Catholic Charities – Sarah’s House $500,000

Community Grants $400,000

Meade High School Cyber Initiative / Fort Meade Alliance Foundation $381,000

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Meade High Cluster – Council of PTAs $300,000

Anne Arundel Workforce Development $270,000

YWCA Domestic Violence Center $250,000

United Way of Central Maryland $200,000

Severn Improvement Association $100,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County $45,000