2017 BudgetGovernor Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Provides Historic Funding For Education And The Arts
Budget Places Emphasis On Education Funding, Works To Ensure All Maryland Students Receive Quality Education

“My top priority is and always has been education funding.” -Governor Larry Hogan, January 12, 2016

Investing In Maryland’s Future Generations

The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Includes A $6.3 Billion Investment Toward Maryland’s Public Schools; The Largest Investment Ever For Public Education In Maryland’s History. Governor Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget is historic, in that it increases public education funding by $154 million, providing $6.3 billion toward public education. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

  • Governor Hogan: “This Year, We Will Break Our Historic Record-High Investment In Public Education From Last Year…” (“Gov. Larry Hogan’s State Of The State Address,” The Baltimore Sun, 2/3/16)
  • Del. Haven Shoemaker (R- District 5): “He’s (Hogan’s) Putting His Money Where His Mouth Is By Putting More Money Into Education.” (Heather Norris and Erin Cox, “Carroll Legislators Encouraged By Hogan’s State Of The State Address,” Carroll County Times, 2/3/16)

K-12 Per Pupil Funding Will Increase In Every Jurisdiction Throughout The State. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Provides $136.9 Million, To Fully Fund The Geographic Cost Of Education. (Press Release, “Governor Larry Hogan Announces Fiscal Year 2017 Budget,” Office Of The Governor, 1/20/16)

  • Governor Hogan: “I Was The First (Maryland) Governor Ever To Provide Any GCEI Funding Its First Year, And I Want You To Know That I Will Be The First Governor To Ever Fully Fund GCEI In His Second Year.” (Josh Bollinger, “Hogan Talks Transportation, Education Funding,” Gov. Larry Hogan’s State Of The State Address,” The Star Democrat, 12/11/15)

For The First Time Since 2002, K-12 Education Formulas And The Geographic Cost Of Education Index Will Be Fully Funded In All Jurisdictions. For the first time since the passage of Bridge to Excellence in 2002, K-12 education formulas in all of Maryland’s jurisdictions and the GCEI will be fully funded. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

Over $300 Million In Construction Projects To Modernize And Revitalize Public Schools Across The State

The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Invests A Total Of $330.8 Million In Public School Construction Projects, A $20.1 Million Increase From The Amount That Was Invested In Public School Construction Projects During Fiscal Year 2016. The Fiscal Year 2017 capital budget provides $330.8 million toward public school construction projects, this is a 6.5% increase from the $310.7 million that was provided for public school construction projects in the Fiscal Year 2016 capital budget. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

  • $40 Million Of The Total Investment In Public School Construction Is For Construction At Schools With Increasing Enrollment. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)  
  • The $330.8 Million Toward School Construction Projects Accounts For Nearly One Third Of Capital Budget Spending In Fiscal Year 2017. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

 Increased Funding To Institutions Of Higher Education

Funding For Maryland Public Colleges And Universities Will Increase In Fiscal Year 2017. The University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland will all receive an increase in state funding in Fiscal Year 2017.  (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

  • The University System Of Maryland Will Receive $1.34 Billion In State Funds In Fiscal Year 2017. The investment of $1.34 billion in Fiscal Year 2017 is $75 million, or 6% more than the $1.27 billion that the University System of Maryland received in Fiscal Year 2016. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)
  • Morgan State University Will Receive $92.6 Million In State Funds In Fiscal Year 2017. The investment of $92.6 million in Fiscal Year 2017 is $6.4 million, or 7.4% more than the $86.1 million that Morgan State University received in Fiscal Year 2016. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)
  • St. Mary’s College Of Maryland Will Receive $25.2 Million In State Funds In Fiscal Year 2017. The investment of $25.2 million in Fiscal Year 2017 is $52,000, more than the $25.1 million that St. Mary’s College of Maryland received in Fiscal Year 2016. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

Andy Clark, University System Of Maryland’s Assistant Vice Chancellor For Government Relations: “It’s A Good Budget For The University System.” (Daniel Leaderman, “Hogan’s Budget A Mixed Bag For Md. Higher Ed,” The Daily Record, 1/21/16)   

Re-Affirming The Importance Of Community Colleges In Maryland

The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Increases Aid To Community Colleges By 6.1%. Total aid to community colleges will be increased by $18.2 million to $314.3 million in Fiscal Year 2017, a 6.1% increase from the $296.1 million that was invested in community colleges in Fiscal Year 2016. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

  • Governor Hogan: “We Also Appreciate The Crucial Role Community Colleges Play In Our Education And Our Economy, And Because Of That, They Will See Growth In State Aid Of 6 Percent, To $314 Million.” (“Maryland Budget Highlights FY 2017,” Maryland Department Of Budget And Management, 1/20/16)
  • Bernard Sadusky, Executive Director Of The Maryland Association Of Community Colleges Called The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget “Good News.” “Hogan’s fiscal 2017 budget is a step in the right direction,’ said Bernard Sadusky, the association’s executive director. ‘It’s good news,’ he said.” (Daniel Leaderman, “Hogan’s Budget A Mixed Bag For Md. Higher Ed,” The Daily Record, 1/21/16)

The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Increases Funding For The Cade Program. Funding for the Cade Program for local community colleges will be increased by $12 million to $251 million in Fiscal Year 2017, a 5% increase from the $239 million that was invested in the Cade Program in Fiscal Year 2016. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

Improving And Constructing Facilities At Colleges And Universities

The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Includes $420 Million For Construction Projects At Colleges And Universities. In addition to the $300 million initially allocated for these construction projects, additional funds were added for construction projects at colleges and universities including: $4.7 million for a new Student Services Support Building at Morgan State University, $5 million for the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building at UMBC, $3.5 million for the School of Pharmacy and Allied Health at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, $31.7 million for the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education Facility at Universities at Shady Grove. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

$19.4 Million Was Allocated To K-12 Schools That Have Seen A Declining Enrollment In Recent Years

$19.4 Million Addressed K-12 School Systems With Declining Enrollment In Five Jurisdictions. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

  • $12.7 Million In Funds For Baltimore City Schools. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)
  • $4 Million In Funds For Carroll County Schools. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)
  • $1.3 Million In Funds For Garrett County Schools. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)
  • $1.1 Million In Funds For Calvert County Schools. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)
  • $300,000 In Funds For Kent County Schools. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

Governor Hogan: “Additionally, As Part Of An Agreement With Members Of The General Assembly, We Are Providing $13.8 Million In Additional One-Time K-12 Education Funding, Including $12.7 Million For Baltimore City Schools And $1.1 Million For Calvert County.” (Press Release, “Governor Larry Hogan Submits Third Supplemental Budget,” Office Of The Governor, 3/10/16)

Sen. Nathaniel McFadden (D- District 45) Thanked Governor Hogan For The $12.7 Million In Supplemental Funds For Baltimore City Schools. “Sen. Nathaniel McFadden thanked Hogan on the Senate floor on Thursday. The Baltimore Democrat noted that Hogan followed through with helping the city… McFadden also says Hogan ‘cares deeply’ about Baltimore.” (“Gov. Larry Hogan Budgets More Money For Education,” WBALTV, 3/10/16)

Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: “I’m Very Excited And Pleased To See The Commitment That Gov. Hogan Has Made To The City And The City Schools.” (“Gov. Larry Hogan Budgets More Money For Education,” WBALTV, 3/10/16)

Ensuring Special Education Programs Remain Fully Funded

The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Fully Funds The State Aid Formulas For The Maryland School For The Deaf And The Maryland School For The Blind. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Increase For The Maryland School For The Deaf. Funding for the Maryland School For The Deaf in Fiscal Year 2017 will be $31.9 million, this is a $235,239, or 0.7% increase from $31,632,000, which was provided for The Maryland School For The Deaf in Fiscal Year 2016. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)
  • Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Increase For The Maryland School For The Blind.  Funding for The Maryland School For The Blind in Fiscal Year 2017 will be $21.5 million, this is a $1.1 million, or 5.2% increase from $21.4 million, which was provided for The Maryland School For The Blind in Fiscal Year 2016. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

Increasing Aid To Local Libraries

The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Increases Aid To Local Libraries By 3.2% From Fiscal Year 2016. The Fiscal Year 2017 budget provides $74 million in aid to local libraries, this is a 3.2% increase from the $71.7 million which was provided in Fiscal Year 2016. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

Historic Funding For The Arts

The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Increases Funding For The Division Of Tourism, Film And The Arts By 38%. Funding for the Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts in Fiscal Year 2017 will be $44.8 million, this is an increase of over $12.4 million, or 38% from $32.4 million which was allocated to the Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts in Fiscal Year 2016. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Provides Record Funding For The Maryland State Arts Council. The Fiscal Year 2017 budget includes a record appropriation of $20.3 million for the Maryland State Arts Council. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Provides $11.5 Million Towards The Film Production Activity Tax Credit, To Enhance Maryland’s Film Industry. (Maryland Department Of Budget And Management)

  • Governor Hogan: “The Arts Are Not Only An Important Economic Generator In Maryland, They Are Also Essential To Educating Our Children, Spurring Creativity And Innovation, And Maintaining Our Overall Quality Of Life.” (Karen Glenn Hood, “Governor Hogan Proposes Record Funding For Maryland Arts,” Maryland Department Of Commerce, 2/16/16)
  • April Nyman, Executive Director Of The Arts Council Of Anne Arundel: “Maryland Has A Long History Of Support For The Nonprofit Arts Sector. I Applaud Governor Hogan For Raising The Bar With This Extraordinary Investment And, In Turn, Creating New Opportunities To Better Serve The Citizens Of Maryland.”(Karen Glenn Hood, “Governor Hogan Proposes Record Funding For Maryland Arts,” Maryland Department Of Commerce, 2/16/16)