Deadline for VLT grants is June 3

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By CH­ERYL MATTIX

cmat­tix@ce­cil­whig.com

— Ap­pli­ca­tions are now be­ing ac­cepted for fis­cal year 2017 Video Lottery Ter­mi­nal (VLT) Grant Pro­gram avail­able through Ce­cil County gov­ern­ment.

County Ex­ec­u­tive Tari Moore an­nounced Tues­day that the county will be ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions un­til 4:30 p.m. on June 3.

“Fund­ing for the VLT grant pro­gram is con­tin­gent upon the avail­abil­ity of rev­enue from Hol­ly­wood Casino at Per­ryville, which comes to the county from the state through a lo­cal im­pact grant,” she noted.

Non­profit and not-for-profit groups, along with state, county and mu­nic­i­pal agen­cies, are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for grant funds, which were es­tab­lished by state law to mit­i­gate the im­pact from the casino on the lo­cal com­mu­nity and re­sources.

Each ap­pli­cant must in­di­cate how they plan to use the fund­ing to ad­dress needs in the com­mu­nity in cat­e­gories of pub­lic safety, eco­nomic, com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment, in­fra­struc­ture, pub­lic ser­vice projects, or pre­ven­tion and in­ter­ven­tion ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are avail­able at www.cc­gov.org, un­der “forms and per­mits” listed on the left side of the page, or any­one in­ter­est can con­tact Bar­bara Smith, chief of the di­vi­sion of com­mu­nity part­ner­ships, at 410-996-8430 or email at bm­sith@cc­gov.org.

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CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY CH­ERYL MATTIX

Mary­land’s first lady Yumi Ho­gan shows off an In­done­sian scarf she re­ceived from Mie Mie Joe Strickler Thurs­day in Elkton.

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