Learning Opportunities Delivered on Wednesdays  from the Maryland Department of Planning

Planning Practice Wednesday
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Planning Assistance in Action
The Maryland Department of Planning Helps with Public School Funding 

With a typical annual state allocation of $300 million toward school construction to be distributed to 24 Local Education Agencies (LEA) across the state, the Interagency Committee for School Construction (IAC), which manages the Public School Construction Program (PSCP), has a lot of work to do. The PSCP was established in 1971 to ensure the equitable physical condition of school facilities across Maryland and coordinate state school construction funding. Since 1972 ...
Resources and Tools
Planning Education: Not Just for Staff 

The results of planning decisions (new roads, residential development) are prevalent and conspicuous, but the decisions themselves, let alone the rationale behind those decisions, often go unnoticed. Planning decisions impact a community's appearance, traffic, housing stock, economic development, environmental conditions, and multitudes more. Due to the significance of Planning Commissions in Maryland, the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) created and maintains the Planning Commissioners Education Course (PCEC) ...
Meet the Planning Staff
Alfred Sundara

Alfred Sundara is the Manager of Projections and State Data Center; he has been serving in that capacity since October 2016. In this position, he oversees the development of socioeconomic and school enrollment projections the Maryland Department of Planning produces. He also coordinates  ...
Continuing Education & Training
In each newsletter, we highlight the most relevant and timely upcoming events. Our website does include many additional events, so please visit it regularly for updates. Listings are searchable by subject.
Upcoming Conferences and Seminars
Planning related conferences in Maryland and nearby states.
Listed webinars are typically free or low cost and cover a wide range of planning related issues. Many include CM credits.

Making Communities More Resilient Through Local Mitigation Planning
Friday, July 21 @ 1 p.m.
AICP CM Approved 
Training Around the State
Workshops and classes offered by state agencies or our partners. 

Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop (Two Days)
Wednesday, August 9 & 10, 8:30 am to 4 pm, Salisbury, MD

September 2017 Grant Writing Workshop
Thursday, September 14, 9 am to 12 pm, Salisbury, MD
Funding Opportunities
Federal, state and/or non-governmental funding.
Grants for Non-Capital Historic Preservation Projects
Maryland Historical Trust - Deadline: August 14

Community Parks & Playgrounds Program Grant Proposal Process 
MD Dept. of Natural Resources - Deadline: August 16
Planning Practice Wednesday is a service of the Maryland Department of Planning. The Maryland Department of Planning is providing links to training and educational content relevant to planning and growth as a service to its mailing list subscribers. The content and views expressed are not necessarily those of Planning or the State of Maryland.