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Notice of Funding Availability: VLT Local Community Grant For FY 2018

Post Date:04/12/2017 1:52 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 12, 2017                        

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

VLT LOCAL COMMUNITY GRANT FOR FY 2018

Elkton, Maryland – Cecil County Executive Dr. Alan J. McCarthy is pleased to announce the notice of funding availability (NOFA) for the Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Grant Program for FY 2018. Nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations and state, county and municipal government agencies are eligible to apply for grants to mitigate the impact of the Perryville gaming facility (Hollywood Casino) on local resources and communities Grant applications must indicate how the funding will be used to address the needs of the community and/or population served in one of three purpose areas:  1.) Public Safety Initiatives, 2.) Economic, Community Development, Infrastructure and Sanitation Public Service Projects or Programs, or 3.) Prevention, Intervention and Education Projects or Programs.

The deadline for applications is the close of business (4:30 PM) on May 12, 2017. Funding for the VLT grant program is contingent upon the availability of revenue from the gaming facility in Perryville, which is provided to the County through a Local Impact Grant from the State of Maryland, and upon approved County budget authority. An informational workshop will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 10 AM to 12 PM for anyone interested in learning more about applying for VLT grant funds. The meeting will be held in the Perryville Room of the Cecil County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Boulevard, Elkton, MD. The NOFA and application are available on the Cecil County website at www.ccgov.org under the Services tab in the top banner, under Forms and Permits, Office of the County Executive. The document is entitled “Application for VLT FY2018.” You may also contact Barbara Smith at the Department of Community Services, 410-996-8430 or bsmith@ccgov.org.

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