News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County authorized a grant application for the Department of Aging & Human Services for $200,000 to fund COVID-19 related needs and services for homeless individuals in St. Mary’s County during their Tuesday, July 20, meeting. If awarded, the grant from the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development will be provided to the county and passed through to the Three Oaks Center for the Southern Maryland Continuum of Care for this vulnerable population.

In a separate agenda item, the Commissioners approved a Senior Care Award of $124,981to fund services for residents 65 years or older who may be at risk of nursing home placement. The program allows seniors to live with dignity in their own homes at a lower cost than nursing facility care. St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services has coordinated the Senior Care Program for over 20 years.

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County meetings may be viewed live Tuesday mornings on SMCG Ch. 95, as a repeat Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. or anytime on-demand on the county government YouTube Channel.