State Aid to Local Governments


The State distributes aid or shares revenue with the counties, municipalities, and Baltimore City through over 40 different programs.  The fiscal 2018 State budget includes $7.5 billion to fund these programs, of which $6.7 billion represents direct aid to local governments.  In addition, county teachers, librarians, and community college faculty are members of either the teacher' retirement or pension systems maintained and operated by the State.  The State's contribution toward the employer share of the retirement costs for these local employees totals $799.4 million in fiscal 2018.


State Aid Reports