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For Immediate Release:
HOGAN ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE
$25 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR LOCAL ROADS
August 30 Deadline Set for Transportation Grant Application Form
August 1, 2016
(Hanover, MD) – Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn today announced the Hogan Administration is making $25 million in grants available for local roads in Baltimore City and municipalities and counties from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore. The Maryland Department of Transportation has just released the application that needs to be submitted by August 30. The grants will be awarded to jurisdictions based on the existing formula for the distribution of Highway User Revenues.
“One of my top priorities is investing in roads and bridges across the state,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “This funding is essential for local jurisdictions that depend on them for many long-overdue local road projects.”
The $25 million in grants are in addition to the estimated $177 million in Highway User Revenues local jurisdictions are set to receive in fiscal year 2017. These new funds for local roads are above and beyond the $1.97 billion investment in road and bridge projects that Governor Hogan announced in June 2015.
“We encourage you to get your applications in quickly so we can get this funding in your hands where it can make a difference for all Marylanders across the state,” said Transportation Secretary Rahn.
To accept the grant funds, county and municipal leaders will sign and return the Transportation Grant Application Form. These signed applications certify that jurisdictions will participate in the grant and use the funds only on transportation projects. Here is a link to download the application: http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/News/1%20News%20Documents/FY17RoadGrantApplicationForm.pdf.
The Maryland Department of Transportation is comprised of five business units and one Authority: the Secretary's Office, State Highway Administration, Maryland Transit Administration, Motor Vehicle Administration, Maryland Port Administration, Maryland Aviation Administration and the Maryland Transportation Authority. This unique approach provides the state’s leadership with the ability to develop a coordinated and balanced approach to transportation. MDOT’s mission is to be a customer-driven leader that delivers safe, sustainable, intelligent, and exceptional transportation solutions in order to connect our customers to life’s opportunities.