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Also providing $45 million to federal prosecutors, arrest warrant and victim services
$5.6 million for Prince George’s Community College

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today presented a $291.7 million Supplementary Budget to the General Assembly with substantial increases to rates for health care and disability service providers, and additional resources to support child care providers and institutions.

“Every day, we are inspired by the commitment of our health care and child care providers, and these investments will help further expand access to essential services for families in Maryland,” Governor Hogan said. . “We continue to dedicate some of our record surplus to relief and resources for those in need, including our developmentally disabled community.”

$210 MILLION FOR FURTHER RATE INCREASES FOR HEALTH AND DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS

The supplementary budget commits $210 million to fund 4% increase in provider rate across all areas in behavioral health, developmental disabilities, Medicaid, foster care, non-public schools that serve children with disabilities, and other care services health.

This is in addition to vendor rate increases planned in the governor’s initial FY23 budget. As a result, most providers will see overall rate increases in the range of 7.5-8% in FY23.

Every budget under the Hogan administration has increased the rates paid to community service providers for developmental disabilities and behavioral health. The Governor’s FY23 Budget makes historic investments in public health, including record funding for local health departments.

$31 MILLION FOR PROVIDERS AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES

Earlier this year, the Governor announced the state is committing $50 million for additional Child Care Stabilization Grants to help providers deal with the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. . This supplementary budget provides for:

  • $16 million to fund retention and recruitment bonuses for child care providers and employeesadministered by the Maryland State Department of Education.
  • $15 million to establish a loan program through the Department of Commerce that will support essential renovations and upgrades to child care centers.

$45 MILLION FOR VIOLENT CRIME INITIATIVES

The governor announced these initiatives at a press conference earlier this week:

  • $3.5 million to support additional prosecutors, investigators, and support staff for the U.S. District Attorney’s Office of Maryland in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County.
  • $6.5 million to provide funding to the Baltimore Police Department to support warrant arrest activities.
  • $35 million to provide additional funds to guard against federal cutbacks and support the Victims of Crime Act program.

The supplementary budget also includes $5.6 million in additional support to Prince George’s Community College.

This is the governor’s third supplementary budget for the 2022 legislative session: the first, submitted last month, included resources for first responders, tenants and landlords; the second, tabled last week, provided the means to suspend the gasoline tax for 30 days.

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