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PHOTO RELEASE: Lt. Governor Rutherford and Governor’s Grants Office Open Hogan Administration’s Final Governor’s Grants Conference

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford and the Governor’s Grants Office today opened the Governor’s Grants Conference at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Hyattsville. The event, which returned after a two-year COVID-19 pandemic hiatus, marks the final Governor’s Grants Conference of the Hogan administration.


“It was an honor to thank the Governor’s Grants office for all their hard work and dedication during our administration,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “Grants are essential to our administration’s commitment to creating a lasting impact in our communities and helping Marylanders thrive.”

The Governor’s Grants Office provides resources, training, research, and guidance to state agencies, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses on all aspects grant funding—whether federal, state, or organization-based. The annual conference is the office’s largest outreach and training event, now in its sixteenth year.


This year’s event brought together more than 600 participants from across the state, with breakout sessions featuring workshops, panels, and presentations on grant writing, grant management best practices, risk management, and more. Participants also enjoyed exhibitions from various state agencies, a networking lunch, and a keynote address from The Maryland Tech Council Chief Executive Officer Kelly Schulz.

“During the Hogan administration, we have endeavored to increase our capacity to serve and to develop a better understanding of the needs of all of our partners—whether they are grant recipients or grant providers,” said Governor’s Office of Grants Director Jennifer Colton. “This year’s conference not only continues that work, but also provides an opportunity for us to thank the many partners with whom we have worked so closely over the years.”

To learn more about the Governor’s Grants Office and about grant resources available in Maryland, visit