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Harford County grants $2 million to volunteer fire companies for COVID-19 relief

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 17:44:44-05

HARFORD COUNTY — Harford County will award local volunteer fire companies grants totaling $2 million to help pay their expenses due to COVID-19.

Funded by the federal CARES Act, the grants will be distributed to Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association member organizations in accordance with the association’s established funding formulas.

CARES Act money must be used for COVID-related costs and must be spent by December 30, 2020.

“Our volunteer companies are on the front lines of fire and EMS services in Harford County,” County Executive Barry Glassman said. “We know they have costs due to the pandemic and these funds will help them continue providing high quality emergency services to our community.”