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The Prince George’s County Local Development Council (PGCLDC) announce winners of FY2019 Local Impact Grants

Community based programs in areas near MGM National Harbor may cash in on a great deal.

The Prince George’s County Local Development Council (PGCLDC) recently announced the winners of the FY2019 Local Impact Grants. 

These grants fund non-profits providing community-based programs and services in the area around the MGM National Harbor gaming facility, positively impacting the lives of residents in those communities.

“We are proud of the non-profits that were selected as this year’s winners, and we are excited to see the meaningful work that will be done through our Local Impact Grants,” said Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks.  “The programs supported by these grants will go a long way in improving the quality of life for residents in communities near MGM National Harbor. I want to thank the County Council and everyone who had a role in selecting the awardees.”

The PGCLDC was created in accordance with state law that requires each jurisdiction with a gaming license to establish a local development council.  The PGCLDC is committed to representing the interests of the local community impacted by the opening of the MGM National Harbor.  Local Impact Grants are one way that the PGCLDC supports the community within a three-mile radius around the MGM.

In addition to funding decisions for Local Impact Grants, the PGCLDC consults with the county on the development of a comprehensive transportation plan for around MGM National Harbor.  As part of this year’s grant application process, the PGCLDC worked with the Office of the County Executive and the Office of Management and Budget to host an optional application workshop in February for non-profits interested in applying for a grant.  This workshop provided attendees with a way to receive additional information and assistance with the application process prior to submitting a completed application.

Fourteen non-profits were chosen as FY2019 Local Grant Impact Awardees:

Accokeek Foundation, Inc.

Alliance for Innovation in Education, Inc.

Becky Lee Women’s Support Fund

Community Advocates for Family & Youth

Community Builders, LTD

Community Outreach and Development, Community Development Corporation

Cook Healthy Eat Fresh (CHEF)

Game Plan, Inc.

New Horizons Supported Services, Inc.

Pickett Fences Senior Services, Inc.

Prince George’s Tennis & Education Foundation

The Arc Prince George’s County

The Denney House

Venture Philanthropy Partners, Inc.

An electronic copy of award recipients can be obtained here.  For more information about the PGCLDC and Local Impact Grants, visit website here.

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