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Federal Funding/Resource Guide to Help Address Rural Substance Abuse & Opioid Misuse

The USDA Rural Development and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy launched the Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse. This new resource is a first-of-its-kind, one-stop-shop for rural leaders looking for Federal funding and partnership opportunities to support local response efforts. The Rural Resource Guide to Help Address  Read the Rest…

Volunteer Maryland/RMC Information Sessions

Leverage, Lunch, and Learn! Volunteer Maryland and its partners mobilize community volunteers to address critical community needs. Discover how a strategic partnership with Volunteer Maryland can strengthen your volunteer program and increase community engagement. Volunteer Maryland place AmeriCorps Members who serve as Volunteer Coordinators full time for 11 months. During the day you will assess  Read the Rest…

Hogan lauds Mistletoe Hall Business Park

EASTON — On Friday afternoon, Oct. 19, local, county and state officials gathered to announce construction on Easton’s new commerce and business park at the Mistletoe Hall Farm. The 86.25-acre parcel on Goldsborough Neck Road, which comprises seven parcels, offers a prime location to encourage entrepreneurial activity and support business expansion and attraction. The land  Read the Rest…

Forum Inspires Entrepreneurs and Investors in Agritech and Aquatech Start-Ups

Easton, MD – October 10, 2018 – The Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC), TEDCO and the MidAtlantic Farm Credit will convene investors, entrepreneurs, watermen, farmers, academics and service providers at the third regional F3 Tech Symposium “Agriculture & Aquaculture: The Newest Emerging Technology Sector” on Wednesday, November 28, from 9am to 3pm, at the Universities  Read the Rest…

Southern Maryland nonprofits receive rural development grants

Nonprofit groups in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties were among 67 organizations across the state to receive grants for programs designed to overcome challenges that are particular to rural areas. The Rural Maryland Council, a state agency that serves the state’s rural and semi-rural counties, issued just over $298,500 in grants to seven nonprofit  Read the Rest…

2018 Maryland Rural Impact Awards Criteria and Guidelines

The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) will be holding the 2018 Maryland Rural Impact Awards at the Yellowfin Steak and Fish House, 2840 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 at the Annual Executive Board Meeting on Thursday, November 29, 2018, 6pm-8pm. The awards ceremony is an opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations that have performed extraordinary acts  Read the Rest…

Coalition Launches ‘Save A Shore Farmer’ Program

BERLIN – A $19,000 grant is expected to benefit a new outreach program for farmers and their families. This month, the Suicide Prevention Coalition – a consortium of nonprofits, counseling services, health departments, hospitals, school systems and private behavioral health professionals on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland – launched its inaugural “Save a Shore  Read the Rest…

Task Force for Rural Broadband Meeting – September 26, 2018

The Task Force for Rural Broadband met September 26, 2018 at Rocky Gap Casino & Resort in Cumberland, MD. Guest speakers included Mr. Rick Gordon of the Governor’s Office of Rural Broadband and Mr. Matthew Dryer, Resource Sharing Program Manager, Maryland Department of Information Technology. A draft of the recommendations report was also distributed and discussed.  Read the Rest…

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