2018 End of Session Wrap-Up: Disparity Grants

An overview of MACo’s work to promote economic equity in state funding distributions in the 2018 General Assembly. 

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Disparity Grants

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MACo successfully supported a bill which extends by two years a temporary enhancement of disparity grant funding for four counties: Caroline, Prince George’s, Somerset, and Wicomico. Senate Bill 764/House Bill 1624 provides reasonable and appreciated relief from State-imposed “caps” in the disparity grant program.  The extension of this relief, offered to those counties with the maximum local income tax rate of 3.2 percent, offers $6 to $7 million a year for two years for public services in counties where this assistance is necessary. The legislation has passed the General Assembly and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. Bill Information | MACo Coverage

For more information on tax and revenues legislation tracked by MACo during the 2018 legislative session, click here.