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Scenic Railroad Secures State Tourism Grant

December 19th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the recipients of 32 awards totaling more than $8 million to tourism-related nonprofits through the Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative. This is part of the more than $600 million in emergency economic relief that the state has announced to date. The program, administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, provides grants up to $500,000 for the state's nonprofit and tourism producing organizations, such as museums, cultural attractions, zoos and aquariums whose mission and work substantially contributes to the economic development and now economic recovery of Maryland communities through visitor-driven activities and programs. The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad was the only Allegany County project receiving the tourism grant award.