Md. awards $10 million in community safety grants

More than 150 Maryland nonprofits, business districts, local governments and neighborhood associations are getting nearly $10 million in grants as part of the state’s Community Safety Works Program.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the grant awards, which are designed to help combat crime and improve communities across the state.



The grants support measures such as improving street lighting, funding neighborhood patrols, renovating parks and adding security cameras and license plate readers for law enforcement. Money is also directed to social services aimed at reducing crime, such as programs that foster career training and offer help in dealing with substance abuse.

In Montgomery County, the Old Takoma Business Association and the Takoma Langley Crossroads Development Authority were each awarded $75,000. The money is dedicated to “business district and neighborhood safety,” according to the release announcing the grants.

In Prince George’s County, the City of Hyattsville was awarded $95,000 in grant money. The towns of Colmar Manor, Cottage City, Capitol Heights and Edmonston also received grants ranging from $16,700 to $94,672.

Kate Ryan

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