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Maryland awarded opioid assistance grant

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Maryland FlagIn hopes of easing the impacts of the opioid crisis in the state, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded Maryland $1,975,085 grant fund to help former addicts find employment.

Maryland, along with six other states, is receiving a combined $22 million in grant money, as part of the federal government plan to help lessen the effects of the opioid crisis.

The funding will help people affected by the opioid crisis, often through addiction or a close relative that has become addicted, find employment through training and education and help match prospective employees to employers.

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Police department to use grant for autism safety

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walmart logoA Germantown Wal-Mart awarded the Montgomery County Police Department a $2,000 grant through the Wal-Mart Community Grants Program, which the department plans to use for creating wandering prevention kits for children with autism, according to a MCPD press release.

Officer Laurie Reyes, who runs the department’s autism and Alzheimer’s outreach and wandering prevention program, along with Assistant Chief Betsy Davis, accepted the grant from the Wal-Mart store, located at 20910 Frederick Road, on behalf of the Montgomery County Police Foundation and the department.  

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