Now Open: Chesapeake Bay Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) Grant Program

Applications Due March 8, 2023

From Our Partners

Image 1 – Logos of the three participating G3 Grant Program Partners.

The Chesapeake Bay Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) Grant Program is funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

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2022 Maryland State Data Center’s Annual Meeting Follow Up

In Case You Missed It!

Image 1 – Maryland State Data Center Logo.

A division of the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning), the Maryland State Data Center (MSDC) is the state’s primary liaison with the U.S. Census Bureau.

MSDC provides Maryland residents, businesses, and local governments with demographic and socioeconomic statistics. It also produces the state’s official population and household projections and develops school enrollment forecasts.

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Cara Curran

Meet the Staff

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

Image 1 – Photo portrait of Cara Curran, GIS Planner.

Cara Curran joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) staff as a GIS Planner in July of this year and is currently updating Queen Anne’s County tax maps.

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Town of Thurmont Places its First Electric Vehicle and Charging Stations into Service

From Our Partners

Fig. 1 – Thurmont town officials, Becky Long, Jim Hemrick, and Linda Joyce posing with Chevrolet sales reps Doug Martin and Clayton Kennedy in front of the town’s first EV fleet vehicle and charging station.

The Town of Thurmont has placed its first all-electric fleet vehicle (or EV) into service. The 2023 Chevy Bolt was purchased from Criswell Chevrolet in Thurmont in October. The new vehicle is assigned to the Town of Thurmont’s municipal offices and will be used by office staff for administrative functions. Partial funding for the vehicle purchase comes from a Maryland Smart Energy Grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA).

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Annexation Frequently Asked Questions

Planning in Progress

by Joseph Griffiths, AICP, local Assistance and Training Manager

In the December 2021 edition of Planning Practice Monthly, the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) introduced our Priority Funding Areas (PFAs) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). In the April 2022 edition we introduced our Comprehensive Plan FAQs.

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