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Governor Larry Hogan declares February 11, 2021 Rural Maryland Day

    Governor Larry Hogan declared this year February 11, 2021, Rural Maryland Day. On this day, rural constituents from across the state met with key legislators to discuss the strengths and challenges experienced living in rural Maryland.  Participants met virtually to meet one-on-one with legislators and their staff. Also, the Proclamation for Rural Maryland  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Council Announces 2021 Legislative Priorities

The Rural Maryland Council (RMC), an independent state agency, brings together rural leaders, government officials at all levels, and the representatives of the non-profit and for-profit sectors to develop public policy solutions to the challenges unique to rural Maryland. Ultimately, our mission is to improve the quality of life while preserving the cultural heritage of  Read the Rest…

Virtual Rural Maryland Day

Join us for Rural Maryland Day on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm by Zoom Teleconference.   There is no fee to attend but registration is required. Register to attend here!!   Rural Maryland Day offers a special opportunity for Rural constituents form across the State to meet with key legislators to  Read the Rest…

Volunteer Maryland, Rural Maryland Council and Maryland Heritage Area Information Sessions

Together, the Rural Maryland Council, Volunteer Maryland and the Maryland Heritage Area will offer virtual information sessions for attendees to learn more about the organizations and the resources available to rural-serving organizations.     Learn more about the programs and resources available, including RMC’s  Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) and Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF).  Volunteer Maryland  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Council Honors Rural Community Advocates

Annapolis, MD – The Rural Maryland Council and its membership convened by teleconference on December 2, 2020 from 12 to 1pm for its Executive Board Meeting and Rural Impacts Award Ceremony. This annual event provides an overview of upcoming events and activities for 2021 and honors advocates for rural Maryland communities. “After one year as  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Council Announces Fiscal Year 2021 Grant Recipients

Press Release Contact: Charlotte Davis, (410) 841-5774 The Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) supports Rural Maryland Council’s activities including the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF), and the State’s five Regional Councils. RMPIF is designed to facilitate significant targeted investments in important economic and community development programs and promote regional and  Read the Rest…

2020 Maryland Rural Impact Awards

The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) will be holding the 2020 Maryland Rural Impact Awards at the Annual Executive Board Meeting. The awards ceremony is an opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations that have performed extraordinary acts of service to communities throughout rural Maryland.  We encourage you to submit your nominations. The RMC serves as the  Read the Rest…

Maryland Biomass Energy Webinar Series

  Join policymakers, industry experts and environmental advocates for this special Webinar Series, examining the impacts and advantages of utilizing wood resources for thermal biomass energy in Maryland. This webinar series will highlight available technologies, economic competitiveness, ease of installing and operating biomass energy systems to examine how Maryland commercial and institutional consumers can benefit  Read the Rest…

Register Today: Rural Maryland Council FY21 Grant Information Webinars

The Rural Maryland Council will host two Grant Information Webinar for attendees to learn more about our grant programs including eligibility, guidelines, criteria and application deadlines for Fiscal Year 2021! This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered prior to embarking on the application process. Register to attend one of our webinars today!  Read the Rest…

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