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How Some Federal Emergency COVID-19 Aid Money Is Used In MD

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Updated: 6:52 PM EDT Sep 16, 2021

How federal emergency COVID-19 relief money is being used in Maryland

KATE AMARA SHOWS US HOW THE MONEYS I BEING USED. >> WE’RE HERE IN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY. OUTSIDE THE CHESAPEAKE ART CENTER, WHICH IS A COMMUNITY HUB RFO THIS UNDERSERVED NEIGHBORHOOD OF BROOKLYN PARK, WHICH ALSO SAW ITS REVENUE DRY UP WHEN IT PANDEMIC H.IT CENT,ER WHICH SAW IT’S REVENUE DISAPPEAR DURING THE PANDEMIC. BUT THANKS TO LITTLE-KNOWN PARTS OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAITN THIS IS WHAT 60,000-DOLLARS IN EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING LOOKS LIKE. THE GRANT AUTHORIZED IN MARCH AS PART OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN KEPT DRSOO OPEN AT MYRIE’S ISLAND KITCHEN IN RANDALLSTO.WN >> WE WERE ABLE TO KPEE OUR HEADS ABOVE THE WATER AND AGAIN, I SAID OUTSIDE OFLL A THESE GRANTS AND LOANS THAT WE GOT, WE WOULD NOT HAVE SURVIVED. >> WHEN WE SIT THERE AND WE LOOK AT THESE BIG NUMBERS AND WE LOOK AT MILLIONS HERE AND 2 MILLION THEREND A $40 MILLION THERE. THIS IS WHERE THE RUBBER HSIT THE ROBE. >> IN MARYLAND’S SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ALONE ACCORDING TO REPRESENTATIVE DUTCH RUPPERSBURGER MORE AN $$40 MILLION WORTH OF GRANTS WERE AWARDED TO 163 STRUGGLING EATEESRI LIKE THIS ONE. >> THERE’S NOTHING MORE REWARDING THAN SEEING THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF WHAT WE DO IN WASHINGTON RIGHT HERE IN OURWN O COMMUNITY. >> THIS IS WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO. THE>>ON CGRESSMAN SAYS AN ADDITIONAL $22.7 MILLION IN AID WENT TO 20 ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES IN THE STRIDICT, INCLUDING THE CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER IN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY’S UNDERSERVED BROOKLYN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD. THE PANDEMIC SHUTTERED ITS THEATRES FOR ONE YEAR. THE GRANT MONEY KEPT A DOZEN STAFFERS ON THE JOB AND PROGRAMMING ALIVE FOR THOUSANDS OF ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL KI. >> THE KIDS NEED THE UPLIFTING EXPERIENCES THE ARTS CENTER PROVIDES. >> SHE SAYS THE CENTER LOST TWO TO THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN REVENUE DURING THE PANDEMIC. REVENUE LOST THAT WAS A BIGIT H TO THEM DURING THE PANDEMIC. THEY SAID THIS PARTICULAR GRANT THAT THEY GOT HELPED THEM MAKE UP ABOUT HALF OF IT. IN BROOKLYN PARK,

Updated: 6:52 PM EDT Sep 16, 2021

Federal emergency COVID-19 relief measures sent millions of dollars to Maryland when the pandemic shut everything down.But sometimes, it’s hard to picture what $1 or $10 million means to a community.WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Kate Amara explains how the money is being used.

BROOKLYN PARK, Md. —

Federal emergency COVID-19 relief measures sent millions of dollars to Maryland when the pandemic shut everything down.

WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Kate Amara explains how the money is being used.

But sometimes, it’s hard to picture what $1 or $10 million means to a community.

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