Two grants for continued funding of the Job Opportunities Task Force. The purpose of the task force is to provide leadership in the Baltimore region for developing and advocating policies and programs, forging partnerships, and leveraging investments that increase the marketable skills, income, and economic opportunities of low-skill, low-income job seekers.
Capital funding for renovation of a building for use as an expanded primary health care clinic serving low-income and homeless persons in Frederick County.
For the replication in the Collington Square neighborhood of the Cathedral House Re-Entry Program for recovering addicts and alcoholics. The eight-week session offers a non-traditional approach to the challenges confronting newly recovering and homeless, substance abusers: a combination of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, instruction in spiritual literacy, life skills, and job readiness.
For a 15-month study of the health education and risk prevention curricula currently used in the Baltimore City Public School System.
For the purchase and renovation of a facility for the expansion of the Dayspring Children's Place to provide 24-hour residential care for 30 children a year while their parents are in treatment.
Planning grant for the capital expansion of a residential substance abuse facility in Anne Arundel County. The additional property will enable the program to increase the number of residential beds from 20 to 37.
To study Baltimore City's efforts to screen, refer, and provide services to children suffering from lead poisoning; and to incorporate findings into advocacy efforts in the form of a report card.
Toward the development and implementation of a strategic plan to prevent lead paint poisoning.
Three grants for legal fees related to the Woodberry Community billboard litigation.
For continued support of the Baltimore City-Wide Liquor Coalition. The group assists in organizing local communities to monitor violations of alcohol and tobacco advertising ordinances, and to discourage construction of new billboards in their neighborhoods.