While the state budget and COVID-19 recovery made the big headlines throughout the recent legislative session, we kept a close watch on a collection of bond bills that had the potential to bring real, lasting and positive change for several of our favorite organizations and municipalities, as well as the people and communities they serve.
We’re thrilled to have helped our clients gain access to nearly $2 million in cumulative funding that they will use to support forward-thinking projects that are vital to their missions.
Below are a selection of those important bond bill victories:
An organization that provides training and services for people with disabilities and for veterans, Melwood will receive funds for its Capital Recovery & Reinvestment Project. Melwood is working to modernize its facilities across the state to maximize energy and utility efficiency. It estimates that this project will result in a reduction in utility costs of up to 26% for an annual savings of more than $45,000. These savings would be reinvested into the organization’s programs and services.
City of District Heights
The city will receive funding to help create an expanded Senior Day Facility in Prince George’s County. The funds will assist in planning, design, construction, repair, renovation and more. The goal is to create a well-rounded facility that will provide high-quality care, as well as enriching programs and opportunities for local seniors.
Foundation for Arts, Music and Education (FAME)
FAME’s mission is to give every young musician the best opportunity to succeed in life by providing music training and academic support. With the additional funding awarded, the organization is planning to expand its facilities and its capabilities to provide higher levels of instruction and guidance to its students.