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Gaming Commission Awards Over $2.5 Million in Allocations

Gaming Commission Awards Over $2.5 Million in Allocations

HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 9, 2022) – The Washington County Gaming Commission announced its gaming fund distribution to the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, as well as 60 local charitable organizations.

The Gaming Fund total of $2,591,012.93 for fiscal year 2022, which ended June 30, represents an increase of $129,336.68 when compared to fiscal year 2021 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 $565,192.92.  As of today, an additional $730,313.55 will be distributed, bringing the yearly total for Fire and Rescue to $1,295,506.47.

In May, the Washington County Gaming Commission received 84 separate applications from 75 charitable organizations requesting a total of $2,062,148.54.  After a gaming hearing in June, and one-day workshop in July, the Commission was able to either partially or fully fund 66 of the 84 requests.  Of the 84 applications received, 44 received full funding, 22 received partial funding, and 18 were denied funding. A total of $1,295,506.46 of 2022 gaming funds were allocated to 60 of the 75 charitable organizations applying.

The Community Free Clinic received the largest award of $175,000 followed by R.E.A.C.H of Washington County receiving $100,000 and Senior Living Alternatives, Inc. / Holly Place receiving $90,000.

2022 Gaming Fund Awards

 ORGANIZATION

 AWARD

 APPLES for Children, Inc.

 $25,000.00

 Authentic Community Theatre

 $5,000.00

 Baby Basics of Greater Hagerstown, Inc.

 $5,000.00

 BEACON House, Inc.

 $10,000.00

 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington  Co.

 $28,200.00

 Boys and Girls Club of Washington Co. 

 $60,000.00

 Breast Cancer Awareness  Cumberland  Valley, Inc.

 $8,609.73

 Brook Lane Health Services, Inc.

 $50,000.00

 CASA

 $15,000.00

 Children in Need

 $32,000.00

 Children’s Village of Washington  County, Inc.

 $1,027.00

 Clear Spring Little League

 $3,000.00

 Coffman Nursing Home

 $4,500.00

 Community Free Clinic Inc.

 $175,000.00

 Corporation for Assistive Technology

 $2,392.00

 Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc.

 $25,000.00

 Douglas G. Bast Museum of History and  Preservation, Inc.

 $6,065.00

 Easterseals Serving DC MD VA

 $25,000.00

 Fahrney Keedy Memorial Home, Inc.

 $18,998.00

 Federal Little League

 $3,000.00

 Fierce Cheer Sponsors, Inc.  (Request A)

 $3,000.00

 Fort Ritchie Community Center

 $4,000.00

 Friends of Rural Heritage Museum, Inc.

 $11,250.00

 Girl’s Incorporated of Washington  County

 $50,000.00

 Habitat for Humanity of Washington  County

 $15,000.00

 Hagerstown Choral Arts, Inc.

 $1,000.00

 Hagerstown Colt & Palomino League

 $1,328.00

 Hagerstown Fairground Softball  Association

 $3,000.00

 Hagerstown Day Nursery

 $2,500.00

 Hagerstown Neigborhood Development  Partnership, Inc.

 $5,000.00

 Hancock Little League

 $3,000.00

 Head Start of Washington County, Inc.

 $3,000.00

 Humane Society of Washington County

 $18,000.00

 Interfaith Service Coalition of Hancock,  MD, Inc.

 $20,000.00

 Leitersburg Ruritan Community Center

 $30,000.00

 Mediation First, Inc.

 $28,500.00

 MIHI, Inc.

 $2,015.00

 North High Band Boosters

 $3,000.00

 R.E.A.C.H. of Washington  County

 $100,000.00

 Robert W. Johnson Community Center,  Inc.   (Request A)

 $50,000.00

 San Mar Family & Community Services

 $68,935.27

 Senior Living Alternatives, Inc./Holly  Place

 $90,000.00

 Sharpsburg Historical Society

 $2,000.00

 Smithsburg  Athletic Booster Club

 $3,000.00

 Star Community Inc.

 $35,000.00

 The Arc of Washington County

 $7,470.85

 The Maryland Food Bank

 $10,000.00

 The Salvation Army serving Washington  County, MD (Request A)

 $60,000.00

 The W House/Lasting Change Recovery  Solutions for Women

 $8,506.06

 Unified Community Connections, Inc.

 $4,928.00

 Washington County Agricultrual  Organization

 $13,190.00

 Washington Co. Commission on Aging

 $41,174.00

 Washington Co. Community Action  Council

 $41,000.00

 Washington County Historical Trust

 $3,500.00

 Washington County Human  Development Council, Inc.

 $4,417.55

 Wells House, Inc.

 $14,000.00

 Williamsport High School Athletic  Boosters, Inc.

 $1,000.00

 Williamsport Wrestling Club

 $3,000.00

 Women’s Club Foundation

 $16,000.00

 Women of Valor Ministries Inc

 $12,000.00

 

Applications Received

 Total Funding Requested

 $2,062,148.54

 Total Applications Received

 84

 Number of Organizations Submitting Applications

 75

 Total Number of Applications Receiving Funding

 66

 Total Number of Applications Receiving Full Funding

 44

 Total Number of Applications Denied Funding

 18

 Total Number of Organizations Receiving Funding

 60

 Total Number of Organizations Denied Funding

 15

 

Awards of Funding by Program Type

 Awards of Funding by Program  Type

 Amount  Awarded

 % (Rounded)

 Public Safety (Fire & Rescue Assoc.)

 $1,295,506.47

 50%

 Adult Services

 $540,013.19

 21%

 Health Services

 $327,433.27

 13%

 Youth Services

 $290,727.00

 11%

 Cultural Arts

 $28,815

 1%

 Civic

 $16,000

 0.6%

 Recreation

 $26,328

 1%

 Education

 $48,190

 2%

 Animal Welfare

 $18,000

 0.6%

 
For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations and Marketing Department at 240-313-2380 or [email protected]
 
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