Two-year funding for continued support of Students First, an advocacy project dedicated to improving the quality of education for children in Baltimore City public schools. In support of educational reform, Students First provides assessment of educational practices, policies, and programs, and makes recommendations for research-based programs and strategies.
Seed funding to establish a statewide scenic conservation organization, Scenic Maryland, as an affiliate of Scenic America. The purposes of the program are to continue the education of local citizens about scenic conservation, serve as a local watchdog on billboard measures, and work in partnerships and collaboratives to protect Maryland's scenic beauty.
For staffing to oversee the creation of two schoolyard gardens at Elmer A. Henderson Elementary School.
For the development of three additional modules for Natural Connections, an urban environmental education program.
For design and publication costs of the "Forests for the Bay"; report. The report recommends the adoption of forest landscape policy goals to promote the expansion and connection of contiguous forests that protect the Chesapeake Bay.
For expenses related to the seventh annual Environmental Legislative Summit.
Toward the expansion of the Communities Organized to Revitalize the Environment (CORE) Program. Funding supports after-school activities for Baltimore City public school students.
Toward salaries for caseworkers, loan processors, and rehabilitation specialists for a senior home modification program. The purpose of the effort is to integrate home health intervention, home modification, and ongoing support to promote independent living for low- to moderate-income seniors in their homes.
Two grants for capital improvements to establish a photography school, offering full-year and one-semester courses, workshops, and weekend seminars for adult, non-degree photography students.
For staffing costs of an attorney and related expenses for St. Ambrose Legal Services, in support of its program designed to address mortgage scams in Baltimore City.