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Carroll County Delegation Secures Funding for Key Local Priorities in State Capital Budget

Annapolis: This week, the Maryland General Assembly voted to enact the FY2022 Capital Budgets. The Carroll County Delegation worked in a bi-partisan fashion in the General Assembly and with the Governor to secure key funding for a series of important community projects ranging from helping underprivileged youth to improving public safety. Below are some highlights of what projects will receive Capital funds:

-$9,463,000 – Construction of Carroll Career & Technology Center

-$1,500,000 – Grant to Carroll County Government for Local Parks & Playground Improvements

-$1,200,000 – Way Station Behavioral Health Center – HVAC System Replacement

-$1,000,000 – Carroll County Public Safety Training Center

-$756,000 – Carroll Hospital Center – Surgical Peri-Operative & Post-Anesthesia Care Project

-$200,000 – Hampstead War Memorial Park Revitalization

-$145,000 – Morgan Run Trout Stream Accessibility Improvements

-$50,825 – New Windsor Town Park Renovations

Legislative Bond Initiatives:                                                                

-$175,000 – Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department

-$120,000 – Carroll County Youth Services Bureau

-$25,000 – Freedom Elementary School Playground

“The resources we were able to bring back home for these important local projects is a product of outstanding teamwork and communication between our delegation, legislators on the Budget Committees in both parties and the Hogan administration,” said Senator Justin Ready. “I am glad that we were able to work together to ensure that Carroll’s needs were addressed.”

“These Capital projects span several key priorities, building upon our overall infrastructure to improve the public safety of our county,” said Delegate Haven Shoemaker. “We secured funds for critical projects like Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department’s Security System upgrade and  the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center expansion.

“Working together, we’ve been able to bring back significant increases in funding for our health care system, including Carroll Hospital Center,” Delegate Susan Krebs commented. “In addition, the Capital resources we’ve secured will go a long way for community projects like New Windsor Town Park and the playground restoration at Freedom Elementary School.”

“We are all excited to bring back needed dollars for our education, public safety and health systems and these important local projects all over the county,” concluded Delegate April Rose. “Making sure that we can finish the job on our Career and Tech Center is one project that’s close to my heart as well as providing resources to help our youth get the services that they need locally.”

The 2021 Maryland General Assembly Session concludes at midnight, Monday, April 12th.