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October 16, 2020
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Childcare Provider Grant Program Still Taking Applications
The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) is still taking applications from center and at home childcare providers to request grants of up to $50,000 to cover operating expenses. Providers that have experienced a drop in enrollment can use the grants to cover expenses such as rent, payroll and utilities, and costs associated with the purchase of personal protective equipment, ensuring sanitary physical spaces and implementing online communications and learning. The amount of the grant will be determined by the size of the business and the availability of funding. AAEDC will give priority consideration to providers that serve low-income communities, families residing in childcare desert communities or children with special needs such as infant and toddler, Head Start, 504 plans and Individualized Education Program plans (IEP). Providers can apply for the grant by visiting the link below!
HoCo By Design
As Howard County's next General Plan update, HoCo By Design will be a visionary document reflecting a process that encourages the community to think big about its long-term future. Upon adoption, the General Plan will present official statements and preferences toward growth, development, and conservation in the County and help current and future leaders make decisions about regulations, requirements, ordinances, and policies. While the General Plan provides a long-term 20 year vision for the future, its implementation occurs in incremental steps over time, which will be outlined in the final document.

“HoCo” is a colloquialism used by those with ties to Howard County. It is what makes the term familiar for the new General Plan, always thinking local and from within the community about the best path forward. Furthermore, the project will be successful “By Design,” both because it will be crafted and shaped with great intentionality.

The planning process will employ an innovative stakeholder outreach initiative, which invites participation early and often from a cross-section of people represented in the County. The project’s slogan “Every Voice. One Vision.” sets the tone for the project. County officials want to hear from every voice in Howard County to manifest a collective vision for the future of the community.
2020-21 Relocation & Business Guide
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The Central Maryland Chamber alongside The Business Monthly have begun the process of updating and printing our new Business Directory and Relocation Guide. As part of your membership, every Central Maryland Chamber member receives a listing in the Business Guide. You will receive a copy of the “Relocation and Business Resource Guide” for no charge in October. 

CMC members, you will want to be part of this award winning publication! Call 410-740-5077 or click HERE to email The Business Monthly about how to participate!
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