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April 2021

Apr 30 2021

This is a reminder to our business partners and service providers in Anne Arundel County that you will have one last chance to apply for the Maryland Small Business Covid-19 RELIEF Grant Program from the Maryland Department of Commerce. The application portal will reopen at 5 p.m. on April 30, 2021 and close again at 11:59 p.m. May 15, 2021. This grant offers working capital to assist certain Maryland small businesses with disrupted operations due to COVID-19. Grant assistance is intended to provide interim relief complementing actions with its bank, business interruption...

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Apr 27 2021

The application portal for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant reopened yesterday, Monday, April 26. This grant provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19. Eligible entities include: live venue operators or promoters; theatrical producers; live performing arts organization operators; museum operators; motion picture theater operators (including owners); and talent representatives. The SBA has also added the following updated resources: Applicant user guide and FAQ: For help with the application process, refer to the applicant user guide and FAQ. Checklist: Use the checklist to make sure you have everything you need to complete your application. Call Center:  For Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application...

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Apr 26 2021

This week, take a virtual tour, attend a virtual lecture, participate in a virtual conference, or enjoy an in-person event. Our partners are offering a wide range of programs for you, no matter what your preference! Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture - FDR and the Sea Date: Tuesday, April 27 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis One of FDR’s greatest passions was his enormous naval and maritime collection. Begun during his youth and patiently developed over decades, this rich collection—considered one of nation’s finest—reflects the...

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Apr 23 2021

Yesterday was Earth Day, an opportunity to renew our commitment to the environment. Are you looking for a way to act locally to help support environmental preservation while promoting community character? Anne Arundel County is offering you the chance to take part in the development of their Green Infrastructure Master Plan. About the Green Infrastructure Master Plan Anne Arundel County’s Green Infrastructure Master Plan will be a guide to protecting the County's best natural, agricultural, and recreational lands. This plan is an update to the 2002 Greenways Master Plan. The update will use...

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Apr 22 2021

You've seen us share a variety of events and opportunities offered by the Maryland State Arts Council. Now's your chance to apply to be a Creativity Grant Panelist and find yourself in the center of the action! The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) relies on a diverse array of experts from across the state of Maryland to do the important work of evaluating applications. They are currently inviting participation through program-specific public calls for panelists. Panelists with a focus on diversity of experiences, diversity of location, and expertise in varying artistic...

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Apr 19 2021

We are pleased to present you with a wide variety of events from our partners this week, from virtual to in-person tours. We're especially proud to be a supporter of Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation's 2021 Anti-Racism Initiative, which includes a training tomorrow on the foundations of racism in America. Please join us for this important presentation. Click on the event title for more information. The Foundations of Racism: Defining the Roots of Bigotry and Discrimination Against Black People in America Date: Tuesday, April 20 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Banneker-Douglass Museum Learn...

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Apr 16 2021

Anne Arundel County Department of Parks and Recreation is one of our valued partners, hosting many of our historic and environmental heritage sites, and now they are looking for you input! Anne Arundel County Government is updating its Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan. This plan acts as a master plan for recreational programming, park acquisition, and facility development, and they are interested in your experiences, views, and opinions.  Please take a few moments to complete their Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan Survey to tell them what's important to you. The information and...

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Apr 15 2021

Announcement: The City of Annapolis is seeking on-call consulting services for historic preservationists of all disciplines. Anyone interested is encouraged to submit a Statement of Qualification. See the bid announcement below! The Central Purchasing Office of the City of Annapolis is accepting sealed Statements of Qualifications (“SOQ”) from interested and qualified consulting firms who desire to enter into an on-call contract for Historic Preservation Consulting Services until 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Proposals must be submitted to the Central Purchasing Office, 161 Duke of Gloucester Street, 1st Floor,...

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Apr 12 2021

Join some of our partners this week for in-person events, whether you're interested in a walking tour, learning more about electric vehicles, or entertaining your children with tales of sailors. Still looking for virtual events? We have those to share with you also! Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – The Women of Chateau Lafayette Date: Tuesday, April 13 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis During this virtual lecture, Stephanie Dray presents her novel The Women of Chateau Lafayette. New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray...

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Apr 09 2021

Important Update: Our application was approved! The new boundary (in reality, multiple trails, areas and parcels) is now approved, and these new sites and areas are part of our heritage area. Original post: We appreciate the public interest in our pending Boundary Amendment application, which would expand, and nearly double, the size of our state-certified heritage area. Click here for a downloadable map: Four Rivers Boundary Expansion Map Explore the GIS-Based Map in MEDUSA Read the Application here: ALTSCHA Boundary Application April 2021. Watch a recording of the Public Hearing Livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHffK7StcYA Below is the text of...

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