Governor Larry Hogan announced that 11 Queen Anne’s County economic development projects will be funded through the $50 Million Rural Maryland Economic Development Fund.
Late last week Governor Larry Hogan announced the funding of 114 economic development projects through the $50 Million Rural Economic Development Fund. Eleven of the 114 projects were located in Queen Anne’s County totaling $2.9 Million in grant funding. The remaining funding will support projects in the 15 rural counties across Maryland.
“This was an awesome grant program that will allow us to refurbish the 4-H park and other needed infrastructure projects as well as advance some of our Career Technology Education (CTE) and Workforce Development initiatives. I am looking forward to the results and want to thank Governor Hogan for making these funds available.” Said County Commissioner Jack Wilson
County Commissioners signed a letter of support for the Rural Maryland Economic Development Fund grant application at the August 9 meeting. Funding is expected in early 2023 and will be used to support economic activity, stimulate private investment, and grow jobs in Queen Anne’s County.
Some of the larger projects include:
Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park Association, Inc.
A complete update for all the infrastructure within the park grounds. This would include electric, paving of walkways and drives inside the park, waterlines, broadband, updating and or replacement of building and facilities, correction of drainage issues and hard surfacing the handicap parking area.
Town of Centreville Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades
The Town of Centreville, is planning to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant and federal earmark funding is limited therefore the town is seeking a portion of the funding to modernize the wastewater system.
QAC Public Schools & QAC Economic & Tourism Development
Funding will create a dedicated career center housed in each high school. This office would be staffed by a Career Counselor whose position is solely dedicated to career awareness, guidance, and career connections for our students. The Career Counselor would work with students, businesses and the QAC Career and Technology Liaison to establish meaningful and purposeful internships, apprenticeships and job placements.
To learn more about the other county projects selected for funding visit Governor Larry Hogan - Official Website for the Governor of Maryland For more information about this program contact our Economic and Tourism Development Department at 410-604-2100 or www.choosequeenannes.com or follow them on social media #ChooseQueenAnnes.