Construction Funding

Baltimore, Md., to Receive $80M in State Grants for School Construction

Local news reports that Baltimore County in Maryland will receive $80 million in state grants to support school construction projects in progress, according to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. The grant comes on the heels of an April announcement of $210 million in school construction allocated by the FY2024 budget, according to WBAL TV.

Olszewski’s office also announced plans for how the grant money would be divided. $26 million will go to a new Lansdowne High School; $20 million to Towson High School; $15 million to Deer Park Elementary School; $10 million to a new Scott’s Branch Elementary; $8 million to a new addition at Dundalk High School; and $1 million to a new addition at Pine Grove Middle School, local news reports.

“Baltimore County children and educators deserve world-class school facilities that are modern and safe, which is why we continue to invest historic resources in the fulfillment of this promise,” said Olszewski. “I’m grateful to all our state legislators whose partnership and shared commitment on this critical issue is allowing Baltimore County to raise the bar for school construction investments across all of our communities.”

The series of renovation projects is part of a larger-scale, $3.3-billion initiative to make improvements to every school in the county over a 15-year period, local news reports. The grant will also provide the bandwidth to speed up future projects like a new Dulaney High School, reducing overcrowding in the northeast and southeast portions of the district, and a new CTE center, said Olszewski in a statement.

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].