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April 9, 2018


For Immediate Release:

Contact: Andy Baranauskas (410) 841-3683



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

Annapolis: Last week the Maryland General Assembly voted to enact Governor Hogan’s FY2019 Capital Budget which funds State projects. The Carroll County Delegation worked closely with Governor Hogan and their colleagues in the General Assembly to sescure funding for a series of projects. The following projects will receive capital funds:

-$16,000,000 – Planning and Construction of Freedom Army National Guard Readiness Center 
-$22,649,000 - New Department of Juvenile Services Female Detention Center on grounds of -Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center  

-$250,000 to the Westminster Rescue Mission for traditional housing and residential treatment housing,

-$150,000 to the Boys and Girls of Westminster relocation and remodel of new building,

-$100,000 to the Veterans Independence Project for renovation of Westminster Armory for homeless,

-$25,000 for improvements for Gamber Volunteer Fire Department,

-Carroll Community College will also receive funds to make systemic renovations.

“The resources we have secured for these important local projects is a product of the teamwork we’ve prioritized during the past term,” said Senator Justin Ready. “We appreciate that Governor Hogan has worked closely with us to ensure that Carroll County is not overlooked when it comes to funding for local projects.”

“Over the last four years, Governor Hogan has made it a mission in Annapolis for the folks down here to know that we represent the whole state, not just those in certain areas,” said Delegate Haven Shoemaker. “These projects span several key priorities, from helping a local fire department to improving our regional security.”

“With the Governor’s help we were able to secure funding for these needed projects,” Delegate Susan Krebs continued. “These resources will go a long way for these non-profits, the community college, and the safety of our area. I’m particularly excited about the Westminster Rescue Mission’s ongoing efforts to help people suffering from addiction and the Boys & Girls Club new, larger facility.”

“We are all very excited to help these initiatives get underway,” said Delegate April Rose. “The Veterans Independence Project in particular helps fill a need for veterans’ services in our community. Our veterans have sacrificed everything to serve our country, making sure that they are taken care of once they return from duty is the least we can do.”