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Governor Hogan submits $1.5 billion supplemental budget focused on education

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday submitted a $1.59 billion supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022, including additional resources to support the safe reopening of schools.

“This supplemental budget provides further support for the safe reopening of Maryland schools,” said Governor Hogan. “I want to commend all the teachers, administrators, parents, and public health officials who are doing everything they can to give Maryland students the chance to get back in the classrooms safely.”

Highlights of the $1.59 billion supplemental budget include:

  • $931 million in funding for local school systems in support and targeted assistance for the safe reopening of public schools.
  • $434 million in additional funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Pandemic EBT program.
  • $128 million to support the state’s Child Care Scholarship program, including almost $60 million to help support licensed child care providers recover from the impact of the pandemic.
  • $35 million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund to support the safe reopening of nonpublic schools.
  • $20 million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund to support community colleges, private institutions of higher education, and competitive innovation grants.

In addition, the supplemental budget provides $9 million to support local health departments and $1 million for Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development to support the Maryland Housing Counseling Fund.

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The supplemental budget is submitted to the legislature as an amendment to the governor’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which provides $7.5 billion for K-12 education.

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