WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.-1st, announced that the Mid-Shore Regional Council and the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore have each been selected to receive sizable grants from the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Specifically, the Mid-Shore Regional Council will receive $400,000 and the Tri-County Council will receive $107,937. Funding was provided through the CARES Act, which passed Congress this past Spring.

These grants are designed to provide supplemental financial assistance to help the councils respond to the unusual and compelling urgency of the coronavirus pandemic.

“As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I applaud the award of these federal grants to the Eastern Shore regional councils to support redevelopment and revitalization on the Eastern Shore,” Harris said. “These funds will help our regional communities and businesses respond to and recover from the devastating impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the shutdown of our local economy. I will continue to support our local governments and main street businesses working to maintain jobs during this pandemic.”

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