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April 07, 2020

Congressman Trone Announces $1 Million Appalachian Regional Commission Grant to the Board of County Commissioners of Garrett County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, hannah.muldavin@mail.house.gov

Congressman Trone Announces $1 Million Appalachian Regional Commission Grant to the Board of County Commissioners of Garrett County

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman David Trone (D-Md.) announced $1,000,000 in funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to construct an access road in Garrett County, Maryland. 

The grant provides funding for a local access road along Springs Road in Grantsville, Maryland, creating a connection to two major roadways, US 40 and US 219 N. This area is designated as a prime region for economic growth and development. The project is expected to leverage $6 million in private investments.

“The lack of infrastructure in Garrett County and Western Maryland is leaving communities behind,” said Rep. David Trone (MD-06). “This grant is a step in the right direction — providing funds for an important infrastructure project to help stimulate growth in the region. We must continue to invest in Western Maryland and help bring the region’s infrastructure into the 21st century.”

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant program awards funding for economic development projects in the Appalachian region to stimulate growth. 

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research. 

 

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