Nearly $60M available in grants for local roads

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Hogan administration today announced $57.9 million in grants available for roads in Baltimore City and municipalities and counties across the state. The grants will be awarded to jurisdictions based on the existing formula for the distribution of Highway User Revenues (HURs). The application, which was recently released by Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), must be submitted by August 31.

“Our administration continues to fight to return highway user revenues to the local jurisdictions where they belong, which is why we are providing significantly more in grant funding for counties and municipalities to maintain their local roads,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Maryland’s counties and municipalities depend on these vital funds to maintain our roads and keep our citizens safe, and we will continue to provide as much support as possible for these important projects.”

The Hogan administration has invested $16 billion in the state’s Consolidated Transportation Plan for fiscal year 2019 – fiscal year 2024. Across MDOT, from the Port of Baltimore and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to highways and toll facilities, there are 816 projects totaling $8.8 billion currently under construction.

For the past four years, Governor Hogan has fought to return HURs to past levels after being severely reduced by the previous administration. Despite these efforts, the funding has been cut significantly and consistently by the Maryland General Assembly.

The $57.9 million in grants are in addition to the estimated $178 million in Highway User Revenues that Maryland counties and municipalities are set to receive in fiscal 2019.

“These grants make a difference for all Marylanders so it’s important for local jurisdictions to send in their applications,” said Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn.

To be considered for the grant funds, county and municipal leaders must sign and return the Transportation Grant Application Form by August 31. These signed applications certify jurisdictions will participate in the grant and use the funds only on transportation projects.

To download the application, please click here.

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