September 3, 2021
Both the State and counties submitted their initial frameworks for putting federal recovery funds to use this week. The State Plan elaborates on a legislative framework created by a bipartisan compromise late last session. The county plans illustrate a variety of commitments, with counties already underway with continued business, worker, and renter relief programs. These reports are the first of many required public-facing updates for the use of these federal funds for an array of recovery and pandemic-related enterprises.
Conduit Street Podcast Corner:

On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss the latest on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) -- including Maryland's role in the new US Department of the Treasury guidelines to expedite rental assistance, a major milestone for reporting and compliance along with lingering questions -- a recap of the 2021 MACo Summer Conference, and the highly anticipated results of the Are You Smarter than MACo’s Michael Sanderson?” Maryland Counties Quiz.
(Hint: Apparently, yes. It isn't pretty.)

The Conduit Street Podcast is available on major platforms like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and more.
Counties In Action
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman Tracks the Incoming Storm with Harford DES
Anne Arundel County Responds to the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida
Queen Anne's County Goes Purple to Increase Substance Abuse Awareness
Corporate Partner Corner

Standard Solar, a MACo Bronze Corporate Partner, announces the expansion of solar to power over 6,000 Maryland homes.
Standard Solar is powering the nation’s energy transformation – channeling its project development capabilities, financial strength, and technical expertise to deliver the benefits of solar, as well as solar + storage, to businesses, institutions, firms, governments, communities, and utilities. Building on 17 years of sustainable growth and in-house and tax equity investment capital, Standard Solar is a national leader in the development, funding and long-term ownership and operation of commercial and community solar assets. Recognized as an established financial partner with immediate, deep resources, the company owns and operates more than 200 megawatts of solar across the United States. Standard Solar is based in Rockville, MD. Learn more at @StandardSolar
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