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Midland Town Hall replacement on projects list

May 24th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have submitted their first requests to provide direct federal investments in our communities (Congressionally Directed Spending) for the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations process. The Senators worked hand-in-hand with local community leaders to identify these project requests, which range from helping improve energy efficiency to supporting local economic growth. These initial asks are for the fiscal year that begins October 1, 2022. Included are projects for the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee, Agriculture & Food and Drug Administration Subcommittee, and the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.


Last year, FY2022, the first year in a decade that permitted earmarks, Senator Cardin and Van Hollen initiated over $104 million in specific spending to benefit Maryland.


Project Name: Town of Midland Town Hall Replacement

Applicant: Town of Midland, Maryland

The Midland Town Hall has been in use for more than 120 years, outgrowing the needs of the community. Its occupancy is currently limited to approximately 15 people – for a town of almost 500 residents. A new facility also would be able to expand services for the community’s low-income residents, including the installation of 10 broadband connected internet work stations for students, an Americans with Disabilities Act accessible community gathering space, and increased environmental benefits from green design elements. The Maryland and Delaware USDA state director has certified this project as eligible for USDA Community Facilities Grant funding.

Project Location: Midland, Maryland

Amount Requested: $375,000