23.03.02.05

.05 State Cost Share Percentage.

A. The State may fund eligible costs of approved public school construction projects according to the State cost share percentage established in this regulation.

B. Percentages.

(1) The minimum State share of public school construction funding for eligible costs of approved projects is 50 percent.

(2) The maximum State share of public school construction funding for eligible costs of approved projects beginning Fiscal Year 2019 is 98 percent.

(3) For Fiscal Year 2016 through Fiscal Year 2018, the State share percentages of public school construction funding for eligible costs of approved projects are as follows:

County FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Allegany 88% 83% 83%
Anne Arundel 50% 50% 50%
Baltimore City 93% 93% 93%
Baltimore 52% 52% 52%
Calvert 53% 53% 53%
Caroline 80% 80% 80%
Carroll 59% 59% 59%
Cecil 64% 63% 63%
Charles 61% 61% 61%
Dorchester 76% 76% 76%
Frederick 64% 64% 64%
Garrett 50% 50% 50%
Harford 63% 63% 63%
Howard 55% 55% 55%
Kent 50% 50% 50%
Montgomery 50% 50% 50%
Prince George’s 63% 63% 63%
Queen Anne’s 50% 50% 50%
St. Mary’s 59% 58% 58%
Somerset 100% 100% 100%
Talbot 50% 50% 50%
Washington 71% 71% 71%
Wicomico 97% 97% 97%
Worcester 50% 50% 50%

(4) Reductions in cost share that exceed -5% shall be phased in over 3 years so that a 1-year reduction in the cost share percentage does not exceed -5%.

(5) The Sate share percentage for the Maryland School for the Blind shall be 93 percent of eligible costs of approved projects.

C. Revisions to Percentages.

(1) By October 2010 and every 3 years thereafter, the IAC shall recommend to the Board of Public Works the cost share percentage to be applied to projects submitted for approval in the Fiscal Year 2013 local CIP and every 3 years thereafter.

(2) The IAC shall use the formula in §C(3) of this regulation to recommend revisions to the State cost share percentage.

(3) The IAC shall add the following amounts to calculate the recommended revised cost share amounts:

(a) The LEA's current State share of the Foundation program divided by the Foundation program of the LEA as defined under Education Article, §5-202, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(b) The current amount of State aid provided to the LEA by the guaranteed tax base program as defined under Education Article, §5-210, Annotated Code of Maryland, divided by the Foundation program of the LEA;

(c) 20 percent of the amount by which the LEA's free and reduced price meal percentage exceeds the Statewide free and reduced price meal percentage in the prior school year;

(d) 5 percent if the county where the LEA is located is a One Maryland county that has an unemployment rate greater than 1.5 times the State average unemployment rate;

(e) 5 percent if the county where the LEA is located is a One Maryland county that has a per capita income below 67 percent of the State average per capita income;

(f) The difference between the percent growth in the LEA's full-time equivalent enrollment, as defined by Education Article, §5-202, Annotated Code of Maryland, from the 6th prior year to the prior year, and the percent growth in the Statewide full-time equivalent enrollment from the 6th prior year to the prior year, provided this calculation results in a positive number; and

(g) 10 times the amount by which the county's total outstanding school construction debt at the end of the 2nd prior fiscal year plus the county's total school construction expenditures from its operating budget from the 4th to the 2nd prior fiscal years exceeds 1 percent of the county wealth, as defined by Education Article, §5-202, Annotated Code of Maryland, for the prior fiscal year.