April 24, 2020
Clarifying the CARES Funds
Counties are maintaining and expanding their
front-line responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Federal funds are on the way as a stopgap to keep the effort moving forward. This week, Maryland received direction from both the federal and state governments on the procedures ahead – with some wrinkles still in need of smoothing. See Conduit Street’s continuing coverage of advocacy on these dollars, and getting them to the most needed county services.

Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson revisit last week’s episode to clarify the means by which the “trigger” provision in the Kirwan Blueprint bill for education funding could take effect, discuss the politics and process of the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and explain how Maryland will distribute CARES Act funding to local jurisdictions .
Listen to any Conduit Street Podcast Episode: www.mdcounties.org/Podcast
Counties In Action
The Maryland National Guard Assists Public Schools in Effort
 to Provide Food for Children
@HarfordCountyMD Sends Virtual Thank You Card to All
Essential Employees
@MoCoRec Thanks Their Senior Services Team and Community Partners for Delivering Meals to Vulnerable Senior Community

Corporate Partner Corner

MACo's Platinum Corporate Partner WGL Energy , continues their partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

WGL Energy and Sterling Planet have partnered with CBF since 2010, to contribute more than $500,000 to the CBF-directed Carbon Reduction Fund, and to assist in the planting of more than 10,000 trees throughout Maryland.

"Offering WGL CleanSteps® Carbon Offsets to our residential, small commercial, and large commercial customers makes it possible to hold these tree planting events, which help make our air cleaner and our waterways healthier." said Harry Warren, President, WGL Energy.

WGL CleanSteps® Carbon Offset product provides customers the ability to reduce their carbon footprint. All WGL standard natural gas supply contracts in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia include a baseline five percent match of carbon offsets to natural gas usage for residential customers and a three-and-a-half percent match for small commercial customers. All customers have the option of increasing the percentage of their natural gas usage that is matched with carbon offsets. A portion of all offset purchases supports the Carbon Reduction Fund, which is used to develop projects such as tree plantings throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed region.

For more information, visit WGL's website.

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