Amid pressure from Maryland lawmakers, Hogan administration releases $900,000 in grants to promote U.S. census

Amid pressure from Maryland lawmakers, state officials are releasing $900,000 in grant funds aimed at ensuring every resident is counted in the 2020 census. Maryland Department of Planning Secretary Rob McCord announced Tuesday that the earmarked money would be split into thirds, following input from the newly formed Complete Count Committee. Democratic lawmakers on the committee pressed Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration in September to develop a spending plan for the $900,000. Earlier in the year, the state planning department distributed $4.1 million in matching grants to local jurisdictions and nonprofits in various counties throughout the state. (Balt. Sun)

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