BPW approves $18 Million in grant funding to colleges
The Hogan administration announced the Board of Public Works approval of seven capital grants agreements, totaling over $18.1 million, dedicated to essential capital projects at five higher educational organizations.
Five Maryland higher education institutions whose missions inspire and encourage conservation, learning, and performance through community engagement were approved by the Board: the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus and Catonsville Campus; the College of Southern Maryland, Indian Head, Md.; Howard Community College, Columbia, Md.; Frederick Community College, Frederick, Md.; and Garrett College, McHenry, Md.
The overall objective for the organizations is for the capital grant funds to help their organizations renovate, expand, and/or update their existing facilities to in order to amplify their organization’s services.
The Community College of Baltimore County’s two grants totaling over $7 million will help to replace existing switchgear equipment that is critical for maintaining their normal operation. In addition, the college will renovate and expand the Essex Carol Eustis Center for Health Professions, which houses the School of Health Professions, the School of Applied and Information Tech-