Montgomery Parks Launches Virtual Winter Bingo

Montgomery Parks has launched a program to encourage residents to participate in outdoor activities this winter. Virtual Winter Bingo is a downloadable bingo card with 24 different activities. Participants can complete five different squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row to collect bingo.

Council Passes Appropriation to Assist Childcare Providers, Families Needing Care

The County Council yesterday unanimously passed a special appropriation of $7,687,000 to assist both childcare providers and families who need full-day care for school-age children. The funding includes $1.8 million to help providers that have incurred increased COVID-19-related expenses and lost revenues from both lower classroom capacity and being unable to open in school spaces since March.

Council Continues to Add Funding to Assist During COVID-19 Emergency

The County Council continues to propose and appropriate funding to provide various forms of assistance to county residents during the COVID-19 emergency. The council yesterday unanimously approved a special appropriation of $2 million to be used for emergency eviction prevention and housing stabilization programs via a short-term rental subsidy program to low- and moderate-income households.