Daily Record Staff//September 18, 2023
//September 18, 2023
The Cordish Companies, Live Casino & Hotel Maryland and the Anne Arundel County Local Development Council (LDC) awarded more than $18.8 million in local impact and community grants to organizations in Anne Arundel County for fiscal year 2024 during a ceremony at Live’s Event Center.
This year’s grants bring the total funds generated by Live Casino & Hotel in support of Anne Arundel County organizations to more than $222 million since the casino opened 11 years ago.
Cordish Gaming Chief Financial Officer Travis Lamb, state Sen. Pam Beidle, D-Anne Arundel, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and members of the LDC presented the grants to recipients including county and municipality operational and capital programs, community grants to support human services, community revitalization and beautification, and programs to enhance quality education services and opportunities throughout the Anne Arundel County community.
The grant awards were suggested by the LDC to the county executive, who included the recommendations in his FY2024 Budget.
The LDC was established in Anne Arundel County after the opening of Live Casino & Hotel on June 6, 2012. Appointed by the county executive, the LDC consists of 15 members to serve and advise the County on recommendations for the distribution and expenditure of revenues raised at Live Casino & Hotel through local impact grants. Arundel Community Development Services Inc. (ACDS) manages the $18 million budget process and serves as the grant administrator on behalf of Anne Arundel County and the Local Development Council.
Non-profit organizations and community associations doing work within a three-mile radius of Live Casino & Hotel are eligible to apply for a FY25 LDC Community Grant.
The Local Impact Grant Recipients for Fiscal Year 2024 include:
|Anne Arundel County Fire Department||$4.35 million|
|Anne Arundel County Police Department||$3.634 million|
|Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works||$3.5 million|
|Anne Arundel Community College||$1.7 million|
|BWI Community Foundation, Inc.||$1.267 million|
|Anne Arundel County Library System||$550,000|
|Anne Arundel County Food Bank||$450,000|
|Stillmeadows Condo Association||$400,000|
|Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks||$350,000|
|Fort Meade Alliance||$320,350|
|Anne Arundel Workforce Development||$290,000|
|Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families||$240,000|
|Anne Arundel County Department of Transportation||$240,000|
|Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation||$231,290|
|Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation||$220,000|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County||$140,000|
|Kingdom Kare Family Support Center||$92,000|
|HOPE For All||$54,000|
|Annapolis Maritime Museum||$40,000|
|Christian Assistance Program||$40,000|
|Kingdom Kare Mentoring Program||$40,000|
|Partners in Care, Inc||$40,000|
|Assistance League of the Chesapeake||$35,000|
|Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR)||$20,000|
|FY 2024 Grand Total:||$18,786,935|
Recipients of the more than $400,000 in community nonprofit grants include:
Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center — $40,000 for human services
Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County — $40,000 for human services
My Life Foundation — $38,825 for human services
Special Olympics — $15,000 for human services
Dorchester View Homeowners Association — $30,000 for beautifying the community
Severn Crest Homeowners Association — $39,350 for beautifying the community
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church — $25,000 for beautifying the community
The Enclave at Arundel Preserve Homeowners Association — $25,000 for beautifying the community
CPSTS — $25,000 for enhancing education
Grow Home — $25,000 for enhancing education
Opportunity Builders — $40,000 for enhancing education
New Kingdom Faith Christian Church — $40,000 for enhancing education
The Complete Player Charity — $40,000 for enhancing educationF