MD Board Of Public Works Approves Funding for Projects in Allegany County

More than 2 million dollars in funding will be coming to projects in Allegany County thanks to approval from the Board of Public Works. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s administration announced Board of Public Works approval of four capital grants agreements, totaling over $49 million, dedicated to fostering essential projects at four of Maryland’s higher educational institutions. The grants, which are administered through the Maryland Department of General Services’ Capital Grants Division, were awarded to Anne Arundel Community College, Allegany College of Maryland, the Community College of Baltimore County, and Montgomery College. Allegany College of Maryland’s $1.1 million grant will support the renovation of its technology building. The building’s infrastructure and various systems (including HVAC, IT, electrical, and fire suppression) will be replaced, along with exterior features including the roof and windows.
The Maryland Board of Public Works also approved more than $1.4 million in grants today to reduce pollution and save energy. The board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.Funding for the Cumberland Wastewater Treatment Plant Aeration System Optimization project in Allegany County was approved. A $1 million Energy Water Infrastructure Program grant to the City of Cumberland will help fund the addition of high efficiency blowers and automatic control valves at the wastewater treatment plant to reduce energy costs and better control dissolved oxygen in the treatment process. This project is consistent with the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act’s statewide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. Under an agreement between the Maryland Energy Administration and the Maryland Department of the Environment funding will be provided from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund.