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Emergency Funds Available to Nonprofits

Four local philanthropies established HoCoRespond.com and set a goal of raising $100,000 in 10 days to support Howard County nonprofits with emergency funds in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The goal has been exceeded and $100,000 in emergency funds are now available to support nonprofits on the frontline of support assisting with food security, housing,…

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ACS Members Making a Difference

Click on the links below to see how ACS Members are taking action, making a difference and supporting the community. Bright Minds Foundation – Launches Access to Learning Fund Bright Minds Foundation, the educational foundation of the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS), and HCPSS have launched an emergency Access to Learning Fund to raise…

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Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program as part of the CARES Act makes some businesses, including nonprofits with less than 500 employees, eligible for loans with complete forgiveness for up to 2.5 times their monthly payroll if they maintain or restore their payroll. Banks will begin accepting applications on April 3rd. PPP Overview Borrower Fact Sheet Sample…

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ACS Howard County Self-Sufficiency Indicators Report, 2019

The Howard County Food Bank distributed over a million pounds of food between July 2018 and June 2019. In 2019 about 33,000 individuals – 10% of the population of Howard County – received food from the Food Bank. The Self-Sufficiency Indicators report provides data for policymakers and service providers about Howard County’s economically vulnerable residents…

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HoCo Non-Profit Protects Urban Farm

The Community Ecology Institute (CEI) is a Howard County based non-profit that works to create healthy communities through connections with nature. Based on their programmatic track record, CEI was given the opportunity to purchase the last farm in Columbia if they promised to protect it from development. The catch was they only had three months…

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