The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $119-million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Clean Water grants and loans, including 15 grants for the Mid-Shore region. The board also approved more than $92-million in grants and loans for clean water projects and more than $26-million in grants and loans for drinking water projects. The board includes Governor Martin O’Malley, Treasurer Nancy K. Kop and Comptroller Peter Franchot.
Grants in Talbot County include the Cooperative Oxford Lab, Oxford water meters, Tanyard Branch wetland restoration, Easton sewer force main relocation and Talbot County biosolids facility. Caroline County will get about $2-million in grants for three projects. Dorchester County will get more than $6-million in grants and a $250,000 loan for Hurlock. Queen Anne’s County will get a $200,000 grant and two loans that total almost $2-million in Centreville, while Kent County will get three grants that total more than $700,000.