Maryland releases report on federal funding to state

Online report shows expected decline in federal funds next year

May 09, 2011|By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun

The governor's Grants Office on Monday released a report detailing the federal funds that have flowed into Maryland since 2009 and which are planned through next year, when federal funding is expected to decline by more than a billion dollars.

Last year, Maryland state agencies received $9.6 billion. This year, the state received $10.3 billion. Next year, the state estimates it will receive $9.1 billion in federal grants.

The anticipated drop in federal funds next year is tied to a decline in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the short-term economic recovery program approved by Congress in 2009.

The single largest recipient of federal funds is the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which runs Medicaid in the state.

The state report can be found at http://www.grants.maryland.gov.

gus.sentementes@baltsun.com

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