Federal Money is for Housing and Community Development
Applications from housing providers for Community Development Block Grant funding are due Monday, Oct. 9. A portion of $260,000 in federal money is anticipated to be available in Fiscal Year 2019 as grants to housing providers for housing and community development projects that benefit low- and moderate-income households or neighborhoods. Continue reading “CDBG Funding Deadline Approaching”
Construction has begun on the city’s project to stabilize and restore the King Farm Farmstead dairy barns, at 1101 Grand Champion Drive.
This structural stabilization and renovation includes replacing the barns’ roof, framework, windows, doors, dormers, siding and exterior and interior paint. The project furthers the Mayor and Council’s priority initiative of stewardship of infrastructure. Details, including the project’s budget, can be found on page 308 of the Fiscal Year 2018 Adopted Operating Budget and Capital Improvements Program at www.rockvillemd.gov/budget. Continue reading “King Farm Farmstead Renovation Begins”
The City of Rockville has been recognized for its commitment to healthy eating and active living by the Institute for Public Health and Innovation.
Rockville received platinum Healthy Eating Active Living recognition, the highest achievement awarded by the institute for its HEAL Cities and Towns Campaign, which, according to the IPHI’s website, “provides free technical assistance to local government leaders to help them create healthy, prosperous communities by adopting policies and practices that improve their communities’ physical activity and food environments.”
Rockville received the award at the Maryland Municipal League’s summer conference, where 16 towns and cities were recognized by the HEAL program. Only Rockville, Gaithersburg and Edmonston achieved platinum HEAL status. To reach the platinum level, towns and cities must “provide evidence that their healthy eating and active living work reaches across government departments and is being evaluated and monitored,” a press release from IPHI states.
The goals that lead to recognition as a HEAL town or city include the adoption of bicycle and pedestrian master plans that promote bicycling and walking; the support and promotion of farmers markets and community gardens; and the implementation of creative workplace wellness policies and programs.
The Rockville Senior Center presents English for Speakers of Other Languages classes for seniors age 60 and older this fall.
Classes include reading, speaking, listening and pronunciation for seniors whose first language is not English, and are offered as follows: