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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



 APPLES for Children, Inc.


 Authentic Community Theatre


 Baby Basics of Greater Hagerstown, Inc.


 BEACON House, Inc.


 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington  Co.


 Boys and Girls Club of Washington Co. 


 Breast Cancer Awareness  Cumberland  Valley, Inc.


 Brook Lane Health Services, Inc.




 Children in Need


 Children’s Village of Washington  County, Inc.


 Clear Spring Little League


 Coffman Nursing Home


 Community Free Clinic Inc.


 Corporation for Assistive Technology


 Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc.


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


 Easterseals Serving DC MD VA


 Fahrney Keedy Memorial Home, Inc.


 Federal Little League


 Fierce Cheer Sponsors, Inc.  (Request A)


 Fort Ritchie Community Center


 Friends of Rural Heritage Museum, Inc.


 Girl’s Incorporated of Washington  County


 Habitat for Humanity of Washington  County


 Hagerstown Choral Arts, Inc.


 Hagerstown Colt & Palomino League


 Hagerstown Fairground Softball  Association


 Hagerstown Day Nursery


 Hagerstown Neigborhood Development  Partnership, Inc.


 Hancock Little League


 Head Start of Washington County, Inc.


 Humane Society of Washington County


 Interfaith Service Coalition of Hancock,  MD, Inc.


 Leitersburg Ruritan Community Center


 Mediation First, Inc.


 MIHI, Inc.


 North High Band Boosters


 R.E.A.C.H. of Washington  County


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


 San Mar Family & Community Services


 Senior Living Alternatives, Inc./Holly  Place


 Sharpsburg Historical Society


 Smithsburg  Athletic Booster Club


 Star Community Inc.


 The Arc of Washington County


 The Maryland Food Bank


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


 The W House/Lasting Change Recovery  Solutions for Women


 Unified Community Connections, Inc.


 Washington County Agricultrual  Organization


 Washington Co. Commission on Aging


 Washington Co. Community Action  Council


 Washington County Historical Trust


 Washington County Human  Development Council, Inc.


 Wells House, Inc.


 Williamsport High School Athletic  Boosters, Inc.


 Williamsport Wrestling Club


 Women’s Club Foundation


 Women of Valor Ministries Inc



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



Awards of Funding by Program Type

 Awards of Funding by Program  Type

 Amount  Awarded

 % (Rounded)

 Public Safety (Fire & Rescue Assoc.)



 Adult Services



 Health Services



 Youth Services



 Cultural Arts












 Animal Welfare



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

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