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Gaming Commission Awards over $1.6 Million in Allocations

Gaming Commission Awards over $1.6 Million in Allocations

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 11, 2020) – The Washington County Gaming Commission announced its gaming fund distribution to the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, as well as 40 local charitable organizations.
The Gaming Fund total of $1,671,558.59 for fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30, represents a decrease of $373,440.96 when compared to fiscal year 2019 revenues.
State law requires funds be divided equally between the Washington County Fire and Rescue Association and local charities, and in January the Washington County Fire and Rescue Association received $443,244.98. As of today, an additional $392,534.32 will be distributed, bringing the yearly total for Fire and Rescue to $835,779.30.
In May, the Washington County Gaming Commission received 77 separate applications from 70 charitable organizations requesting a total of $1,528,915.14. After a one-day workshop in July, and virtual public hearing in June, the Commission was able to either partially or fully fund 47 of the 77 requests. Of the 77 applications received, 7 received full funding, 40 received partial funding, and 30 were denied funding. A total of $835,779.29 of 2020 gaming funds were allocated to 40 of the 70 charitable organizations applying. This year an additional $408.82 was distributed to charitable organizations, due to funds being returned from an organization unable to spend their prior year gaming award funds within the one-year grant period. All gaming grant funds are required to be spent within one year of award, any unspent funds are returned to the fund for reallocation. Including these funds, a total of $836,188.11 was distributed to charitable organizations.
The Community Free Clinic received the largest award of $150,000 followed by R.E.A.C.H of Washington County receiving $75,000, and Brook Lane Health Services, Inc. receiving $60,000.
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2020 Gaming Fund Awards
ORGANIZATION
ARC of Washington County
Baby Basics of Greater Hagerstown, Inc.
Beacon House
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington Co.
Boys and Girls Club of Washington Co.
Brook Lane Health Services, Inc.
CASA
Children in Need
Coffman Nursing Home
Community Free Clinic Inc.
Corporation for Assistive Technology
Court Appointed Special Advocates Wash Co.
Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc.
Easterseals Serving DC MD VA
English & More, Inc.
Girl’s Incorporated of Washington County
Habitat for Humanity of Washington County
Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc.
Head Start of Washington County
Humane Society of Washington County
Interfaith Service Coalition
Ladders to Leaders
Leitersburg Ruritan
Maryland Food Bank Inc.
Mason Dixon Council – Boy Scouts of America
MIHI, Inc.
REACH of Washington County
Robert W. Johnson Community Center, Inc.
S&K Feline Furbabies Rescue, Inc.
Senior Living Alternatives, Inc./Holly Place
South Eastern W.C. Health and Community Service Corp.
Star Community Inc.
The Salvation Army
The W House of Hag, Foundation Inc/ dba Lasting Change
Walnut St. CHC/dba Family Healthcare of Hagerstown
Washington Co. Commission on Aging
Washington Co. Community Action Council
Wells House, Inc.
Women of Valor Ministries Inc
Women’s Club Foundation
AWARD
$16,850.00
$2,500.00
$2,400.00
$22,000.00
$25,000.00
$60,000.00
$4,000.00
$30,438.11
$1,500.00
$150,000.00
$2,300.00
$12,525.00
$15,000.00
$5,000.00
$1,000.00
$25,000.00
$5,000.00
$1,000.00
$1,000.00
$2,000.00
$15,000.00
$5,000.00
$35,000.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$2,200.00
$75,000.00
$50,000.00
$1,000.00
$50,000.00
$5,000.00
$22,500.00
$50,000.00
$12,500.00
$30,000.00
$24,000.00
$20,000.00
$20,000.00
$15,000.00
$9,475.00
Applications Received
Total Funding Requested
Total Applications Received
Number of Organizations Submitting Applications
Total Number of Applications Receiving Funding
Total Number of Applications Receiving Full Funding
Total Number of Applications Denied Funding
Total Number of Organizations Receiving Funding
Total Number of Organizations Denied Funding
$1,528,915.14
77
70
47
7
30
40
30
Awards of Funding by Program Type
Public Safety (Fire & Rescue Assoc.)
Adult Services
Health Services
Youth Services
Civic
Education
Animal Welfare
Recreation
Cultural Arts
Amount Awarded, % (Rounded)
$835,779.30, 50%
$397,525.00, 23.7%
$256,850.00, 15.4%
$113,338.11, 6.8%
$49,475, 2.9%
$16,000, .95%
$3,000, .18%
0, 0%
0, 0%
For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations and Marketing Department at 240-313-2380 or [email protected].
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