County Executive Awards $25,000 Community Partnership Grant to GCHIC
Greater Capitol Heights Improvement Corporation is pleased to announce that the office of Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has awarded GCHIC a grant of $25,000 to support its work in the Capitol Heights-Addison Road Metro (“CHARM”) regional activity center gateway. This grant was part of $2.5 million in county funds awarded to 77 local nonprofits for FY23 through the County Executive’s Community Partnership Grant program.
The CHARM Center gateway comprises the western half of the Central Avenue–Metro Blue/Silver Line Corridor, which Alsobrooks has identified as a focal point of the county’s new place-based economic development strategy.
“GCHIC is happy to have the support and partnership of the County Executive’s Office as we work to revitalize, redevelop, and reinvest in Central Prince George’s County’s inner-Beltway communities,” said Bradley Heard, GCHIC’s president and founder.
A significant portion of the grant funds will be used to engage a part-time communications specialist who will help strengthen GCHIC’s communications infrastructure by growing its social media presence. This will, in turn, allow the organization to reach more stakeholders, residents, local government leaders, community organizations, and businesses.
So, as we begin to clear the cobwebs from our various social accounts, stay tuned for more emails, tweets, blog posts, and reports from GCHIC over the coming weeks and months!