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Cecil County homeless shelter gets $376k for new staff, emergency shelter

Cecil County homeless shelter gets $376k for new staff, emergency shelter

ANNAPOLIS — Cecil County’s only emergency homeless shelter got a large infusion of programming funds on Monday, Governor Larry Hogan’s office announced.

The Hogan administration is awarding $1.4 million total for three counties to assist Maryland’s homelessness prevention efforts, with Cecil County’s Meeting Ground being awarded $376,656 to hire staff to implement a coordinated point of entry for persons needing service, and for as-needed emergency sheltering.

The funds will come from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG), officials said.

“We have made significant progress to reduce homelessness in Maryland by enhancing the way we administer essential resources to those in need, and by partnering with dedicated programs and organizations across our state,” said Hogan. “Our administration will continue working hard to ensure the safety and security of our most vulnerable citizens.”