Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced $1 million for innovation and operational grants for Howard County nonprofits. The Rise to the Challenge grants, which are funded through the CARES Act, will begin accepting applications Sept. 1 through Sept. 15. Grantees can apply for grant amounts ranging from $10,000 and up.

Ball launched the Innovation Fund in 2019 and provided $235,000 in grants to organizations in Howard County with unique and original projects.

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