Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan announced today that he has introduced a $2.8 billion Supplementary Budget to the General Assembly that makes key investments in some of his administration’s top priorities, including support for police and public safety, an expanded cyber-preparedness and workforce initiative, and critical infrastructure and public health investments. This additional budget also funds key priorities of county leaders and local governments.
“In addition to providing historic tax relief, we’re making critical investments in key priorities for the people of Maryland, from supporting our police and first responders and advancing priority infrastructure projects to expanding our cybersecurity capabilities,” Governor Hogan said. “We will also fulfill our mission to bolster the state’s Rainy Day Fund to record levels and leave our state in a stronger fiscal position than we found.”
CYBERREADINESS AND WORKFORCE INITIATIVE
- An additional $100 million to modernize, strengthen and expand our cyber infrastructure and threat response activities. This doubles the $100 million investment in the Governor’s original FY23 budget for cybersecurity and data initiatives. This second round of funding will expand and accelerate a number of critical information technology (IT) projects, including modernizing the state’s public health IT infrastructure.
- $1.2 million to launch the Maryland Cyber Range for Elevating Workforce and Education (MD-CREWE) to expand cybersecurity education and preparedness for potential cyber threat scenarios. The cyber range, which will be operated by the new Maryland Institute for Innovative Computing (MIIC) at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County, will launch a multi-state partnership for elementary and secondary education with the Virginia Cyber Range, as well as a training initiative for manufacturing companies.
- $550,000 to provide universal and equitable access to Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science in every high school in Maryland. This will help attract more students to computer science fields, attract more students to STEM fields, and further strengthen Maryland’s position as a national leader in computer science education.
POLICE, PUBLIC SECURITY AND VICTIMS SERVICES
- $20 million for four public safety projects in the city of Baltimore, including upgrades to the Northeast Police Station and Northwest Police Station, as well as new fire stations for Engine 14/Medic 21 and Engine 27/Truck 26.
- $10 million to Baltimore County to establish headquarters and training facilities for its police and fire departments.
- $4.35 million to continue the Jessup area electrical infrastructure upgrade project.
- $3.75 million to the City of Frederick for the construction of a new police department headquarters.
- $1.85 million to continue construction of the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center Education Extension Project.
- $1.35 million for the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department in Worcester County to renovate South Street Station.
- $1 million to the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County for the construction of a residential facility to provide refuge for child victims of sexual exploitation.
- $500,000 to the Conduit Road Fire Board and Glen Echo Fire Department for the construction of a new fire department.
- $250,000 to provide an operating grant to the Signal 13 Foundation, which provides assistance to Baltimore City Police and first responders in need.
- $200,000 to provide support for survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation through Harriett’s House.
CRITICAL INVESTMENTS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
- $24 million in funding to local governments to support substance abuse programs in the wake of state opioid regulations.
- $20 million to support steady-state COVID-19 operations.
- $5 million for the 9-8-8 behavioral health crisis hotline.
- $4.1 million to Sheppard Pratt Hospital to expand a patient care coordination center and referral system for placement of behavioral health patients.
- $2.5 million for emergency room renovations at Sinai Hospital.
- $3.9 million for statewide overdose prevention strategies, including funding to provide free opioid overdose refill medication to select individuals.
- $2 million for the Klein Family Harford Crisis Center, which provides 24-hour care for mental health and addictions issues.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES
- $947 million in state infrastructure funding and $165 million in Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding for water and potable water projects.
- $20 million to fund affordable housing programs in Prince George’s County.
- $10 million for infrastructure and economic development in White Flint in Montgomery County.
- $4 million for capital improvements to various public markets in the City of Baltimore.
- $8.8 million to build resiliency and revitalization projects at the Annapolis City Dock, bringing the total investment to $10 million.
- $2.5 million to the Maryland Deaf Community Center to build a new deaf and hard of hearing community in Frederick County.
- $750,000 to the Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society for the construction of a new agricultural education building.
K-12 EDUCATION AND NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
- $894 million in federal funding for K-12 education and an additional $220 million to support school nutrition programs.
- $22 million for additional need-based scholarships for the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
- $1.6 million for upgrades and upgrades to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.
- $942,556 for additional cemetery maintenance and equipment.
This is the fourth amending budget the governor is submitting to the General Assembly during the 2022 legislative session.