Charles County is pleased to announce that the 2020 Annual Report and Year in Review video are available online for public viewing. The Annual Report and Year in Review video offer a comprehensive look back at 2020. The report shares the county’s accomplishments in the areas of education, health, public safety, and quality of life. The video is a look back on key milestones that were achieved in 2020, including:
County’s efforts to work together to during the COVID pandemic
2020 U.S. Census
Climate Change initiatives
Mallows Bay designation as a National Marine Sanctuary
Opening of the College of Southern Maryland’s Velocity Center
A $2.9 million broadband grant
Visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/AnnualReport, to view or download a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the 2020 Annual Report or to view the Year in Review video. Adobe Reader is required to view PDF files.
To request a copy of the report, email PressRoom@CharlesCountyMD.gov or 301-885-2779. DVD copies may be requested at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/media-services/ccgtv/ccgtv. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $1.17 billion in federal funding for K-12 schools and higher education institutions across Maryland.
Funding comes from the bipartisan COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress in late December.
“This urgently needed relief will help provide students, educators and support professionals with more resources to improve learning and educational services, and help Maryland school districts cover the significant costs they have borne throughout this pandemic,” the lawmakers said. “Team Maryland remains committed to securing additional federal resources to ensure students and educators can keep learning safely.”
K-12 Schools ($868,771,000): For the Maryland State Department of Education to support statewide education activities and for Maryland’s 24 school districts to accommodate the educational needs of students amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including direct support for low-income students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness and youth in foster care.
Higher Education ($309,025,964): To help institutions across Maryland cover lost revenue, support the transition to online learning and help students pay for food, housing, health care and child care expenses. (Additional funding dedicated to Maryland HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions will be announced in the coming days.)
See below for complete breakdowns of the federal grant funding.
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Local School System
Allegany County Public Schools
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Baltimore City Public Schools
Baltimore County Public Schools
Calvert County Public Schools
Caroline County Public Schools
Carroll County Public Schools
Cecil County Public Schools
Charles County Public Schools
Dorchester County Public Schools
Frederick County Public Schools
Garrett County Public Schools
Harford County Public Schools
Howard County Public Schools
Kent County Public Schools
Montgomery County Public Schools
Prince George's County Public Schools
Queen Anne's County Public Schools
St. Mary's County Public Schools
Somerset County Public Schools
Talbot County Public Schools
Washington County Public Schools
Wicomico County Public Schools
Worcester County Public Schools
Total for MD School Districts
Maryland State Department of Education
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s new executive order to promote American manufacturers, businesses, and workers:
“The economic fallout of the pandemic has hit American workers hard – many have lost their jobs and are unable to make ends meet. Now more than ever, we need to invest in our economy and the American workforce – and today’s executive action from President Biden does just that. This new order will help support U.S. manufacturing and boost job creation by ensuring that the federal government purchases more goods made by American workers. Ultimately, this will help create more good-paying jobs and is part of a larger strategy to make our economy work better for everyone. I am committed to working together with the Biden Administration to strengthen American manufacturing and to eliminate the backwards incentives in the Republican tax law to ship American jobs, not products, overseas. As we work to build back better, these must be top priorities.”
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding his vote in opposition to waiving the U.S. law that prevents retired military officers from serving as Secretary of Defense less than seven years after their relief from active duty.
“In order to maintain civilian control of our military, U.S. law requires a cooling-off period prior to allowing a recently retired officer to serve as the Secretary of Defense. I have long supported this cooling-off period, and have voted previously to uphold it. While I believe Lloyd Austin is thoroughly qualified to serve as our Secretary of Defense – and I intend to support his confirmation – the importance of civilian leadership at the Department of Defense is greater than any individual nominee. That is why I voted today in opposition to waiving this law.”
Detectives Investigating Deaths of Two People on Hanover Court: On January 21 at 12:45 a.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Hanover Court in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, they observed the front door to one of the townhomes was open. Upon entering, officers located two adults inside; both had trauma to their bodies and were pronounced deceased on the scene. Further investigation revealed neighbors heard the shots approximately 30 minutes before calling 9-1-1. Based on the investigation at this point, it does not appear this was a random case; however, detectives are still following leads and treating this case as a homicide. Additional information relating to the victims will be released once family members have been notified. Anyone who has additional information is asked to call Detective J. Feldman at (301) 609-6474. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing.