County Executive Calvin Ball will announce additional CARES Act funding through HoCo RISE business grants and will formally introduce the HoCo RISE Collaborative on Thursday, November 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Hudson Coastal in Fulton. The HoCo RISE Collaborative is chaired by former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and made up of five independent workgroups that will develop and provide recommendations on the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.   

“The HoCo RISE Collaborative provides us an opportunity to dive deeper into the implications of this pandemic on all facets of our community and identify best practices as we restore and reimagine how to emerge from these challenging times,” said Ball. “As we see increasing cases here and around the country, it’s also critical that we sustain our public health response and support economic activity. With this second round of HoCo RISE business grants, we are expanding our original scope and providing additional funds to our local small businesses.”  


  • HoCo RISE Announcements  


  • Thursday, November 12, at 11:30 a.m. 


  • Hudson Coastal, 11811 W Market Place, Fulton, MD 20759 


  • Calvin Ball, County Executive 
  • Federal Delegation Members 
  • Ken Ulman, Chair, HoCo RISE Collaborative  
  • Tricia Hudson, Owner, Hudson Coastal 
  • Marcellous Frye, Chair, Jobs and Economy Workgroup 
  • Salim NawaeyMaiwand Kabob 


This is an important announcement right now. As we all watch the rising COVID-19 numbers in Maryland and Howard County, businesses continue to struggle and the possibility of additional restrictions coming again in the near future (if numbers continue to rise) these types of initiatives will be critical for some local businesses to remain open and keep people employed.

I will not make it out to the event today because of work but will publish an update when it is released later in the day.

Scott E