Small Short-Term Maintenance Could Mean Large Long-Term Savings

MACo submitted written testimony in support of House Bill 403, “Community Colleges – Facilities Renewal Grant Program – Established”, to the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on March 21, 2018.

The bill would provide grant funding for maintenance efforts at community colleges, including Baltimore City Community College. The program will fund small renovation projects focused on improving the learning environments at different community colleges throughout the State.

The governor must appropriate 5% of the community college construction grant program to this facility renewal program, which can help with cost savings through long-term preventative maintenance.

From MACo Testimony:

The grant program envisioned in this legislation will provide helpful assistance in tackling maintenance projects that will improve the learning environments of community college students and may extend the life of community college facilities, a joint investment of counties and the State of Maryland.”

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