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Mission Statement

Non-Departmental Accounts (NDAs) contain expenditure items essential to the operation of the County government which do not fall within the functional assignment of any department or agency, or which provide for expenditures related to more than one department or agency. In FY18, 45 NDAs were funded. Two NDAs were not funded: Inauguration & Transition and Montgomery County Employee Retirement Plans.


Budget Overview

The total approved FY18 Operating Budget for the Non-Departmental Accounts is $324,914,298, an increase of $6,773,523 or 2.13 percent from the FY17 Approved Budget of $318,140,775. Personnel Costs comprise 0.83 percent of the budget for 17 full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 4.21 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 99.17 percent of the FY18 budget.

Program Descriptions

  Arts and Humanities Council

This NDA provides funding for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC), the County's designated local arts and humanities agency. Taxpayer support of the AHCMC includes general operating grants to arts and humanities organizations; program grants to arts and humanities organizations not receiving general operating support; project grants to individuals, scholars, groups, or small organizations; technical assistance and other support services for individuals and other organizations in the County; matching funds for awardees designated to match private donations, such as by the Executive Ball for the Arts Committee or through power2give; and operating expenses for AHCMC. The County's contribution is implemented by a contract between the Department of Recreation and AHCMC.

Since 1976, AHCMC has been the County's designated local arts agency. The AHCMC, in partnership with the community, cultivates and supports excellence in the arts and humanities, expands access to cultural expression, and contributes to economic vitality in the region. AHCMC provides leadership that sustains arts and humanities organizations, artists and scholars, and inspires participation in our County's cultural assets. Through its programs and services, AHCMC provides the infrastructure and support necessary to maintain a robust creative community that includes over 500 cultural organizations and 2,000 artists and scholars. AHCMC annually distributes grants to organizations and individuals to help fund enriching cultural activities in our County (www.creativemoco.com/grants/grants-awarded).

AHCMC is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, and receives support from the Maryland State Arts Council, corporations, organizations and individuals.

Funding for maintenance of public art is allocated in the Public Arts Trust Capital Improvements Program (CIP) project.

  Boards, Committees and Commissions

There are approximately 75 boards, committees, and commissions, created by law or resolution, which serve the County for a variety of purposes. These funds provide for the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by eligible members of boards, committees, or commissions while on official business and/or for expenses related to the establishment of any new boards, committees, or commissions.

  Charter Review Commission

Section 509 of the County Charter requires that a Charter Review Commission be appointed by the County Council every four years, within six months after the Council assumes office, for the purpose of studying the Charter. The Commission shall report at least once to the Council on the Commission's activities within one year after appointment. Commission reports shall be submitted no later than May 1 of every even-numbered year. The reports shall contain recommendations concerning proposed Charter amendments, if any. This NDA provides for the expenses of the Commission.

  Children's Opportunity Fund

The Children's Opportunity Fund (COF) was established at the Montgomery County Community Foundation in May 2016. COF provides funding to support policy priorities that address the social determinants that impact the achievement gap for vulnerable children and the barriers faced by their families.

The Fund is supported by a Policy Leadership Group made up of the County Executive, the Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) Superintendent, a member of the Board of Education, and a member of the County Council. This Policy Leadership Group is staffed by the Executive Director/Consultant of COF, and will advise the Fund's Steering Committee as to the policy priorities relating to children at risk of not succeeding in school, for the purpose of advising and guiding the Steering Committee in making recommendations for the Fund. The Steering Committee will make the award decisions.

The Steering Committee is comprised of the Director of the Department of Recreation, the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, the MCPS Chief Academic Officer, the Executive Director of the Collaboration Council, the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Community Foundation, and the Director/Consultant to the Fund who was hired by the Montgomery County Community Foundation and serves as an ex-officio member. Evaluation and data driven decision-making is critical to the work of the Fund. The Fund will direct resources to County inter-agency and cross system collaborations, promote public-private partnerships, and identify new funding sources in collaboration with the Community Foundation to aggressively close the achievement gap in Montgomery County and impact the social-economic determinants that affect outcomes for children and their families. The COF Steering Committee received approval from the Policy Leadership Group to identify and pursue investments in care coordination services for children, career preparation and internships for at risk youth, and enrolled with Annie E Casey Foundation for the Grade Level Reading national initiative. In addition, the BELL Initiative continues into its second year of implementation.

  Community Grants: County Council

Like the NDA - Community Grants: County Executive, this provides one-time grants directly to organizations in the community as separately determined by the County Council grant process.

  Community Grants: County Executive

This NDA provides one-time grants directly to organizations in the community. These community organizations are critical to an effective network of services and are often able to provide these services in a more cost-effective, culturally appropriate, and flexible way than County Government. They also are able to leverage community resources that may be unavailable to the County Government. A complete list of grantees is located below. Included in this NDA are:

• Community Grants: one-time grants to organizations that leverage Federal, State, and/or private funding or improve the quality of life for County residents. FY18 Community Grants are $7,870,180;

• Community Services Grants: one-time grants for capital purchases that support health and human service activities. FY18 Community Services Grants are $60,716.

Approved for Community Grants, but included as part of the Capital Budget within the Cost Sharing: MCG Project (CIP#720601) for a total of $1,236,900 are listed as follows: A Wider Circle, Inc.: $50,000; Cornerstone Montgomery, Inc.: $350,000; Friends House, Inc.: $50,000; Graceful Growing Together, Inc.: $100,000; Identity, Inc.: $61,900; Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, Inc.: $50,000; Jewish Foundation for Group Homes:$100,000; Jewish Social Service Agency: $250,000; Potomac Community Resources,Inc.: $50,000; Warrior Canine Connection, Inc.: $50,000; YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, Inc.: $125,000.

  Compensation and Employee Benefit Adjustments

This NDA contains a General Fund and a non-tax appropriation, and provides funding for certain personnel costs related to adjustments in employee and retiree benefits, pay-for-performance awards for employees in the Management Leadership Service and non-represented employees, deferred compensation management, and unemployment insurance.

Non-Qualified Retirement Plan: This provides funding for that portion of a retiree's benefit payment that exceeds the Internal Revenue Code's §415 limits on payments from a qualified retirement plan. Payment of these benefits from the County's Employees' Retirement System (ERS) would jeopardize the qualified nature of the County's ERS. The amount in this NDA will vary based on future changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) affecting benefit payments, new retirees with a non-qualified level of benefits, and changes in federal law governing the level of qualified benefits.

Deferred Compensation Management: These costs are for management expenses required for administration of the County's Deferred Compensation program. Management expenses include legal and consulting fees, office supplies, printing and postage, and County staff support.

Management Leadership Service Performance-Based Pay Awards: In FY99, the County implemented the Management Leadership Service (MLS) which includes high level County employees with responsibility for developing and implementing policy and managing County programs and services. The MLS was formed for a number of reasons, including improving the quality and effectiveness of service delivery through management training, performance accountability, and appropriate compensation; providing organizational flexibility to respond to organizational needs; allowing managers to seek new challenges; and developing and encouraging a government-wide perspective among the County's managers. MLS employees are not eligible for service increments. Performance-Based awards for MLS employees are funded in FY18.

Unemployment Insurance: The County is self-insured for unemployment claims resulting from separations of service. Unemployment insurance is managed by the Office of Human Resources through a third party administrator who advises the County and monitors claims experience.

  Conference and Visitors Bureau

The Conference and Visitors Bureau (CVB) promotes Montgomery County as a destination for meetings/conferences, student group travel, group tours, leisure travel, and amateur sports events. The CVB develops and distributes publications on points of interest to tourists; implements public information campaigns promoting tourism and event facilitation in Montgomery County; and attends trade shows and sales missions in target markets. The CVB also serves as a resource center assisting small and large hospitality businesses considering new product development and/or expansions. The CVB coordinates with the State Department of Tourism, State Film Office, Capital Region USA (CRUSA), TEAM Maryland, and national and regional events to promote tourism growth, increased visitor spending and visitation in Montgomery County. The CVB manages the tourism marketing grant provided annually by the Maryland Tourism Development Board. The CVB operates on contract with the Department of Finance. Funding is based on seven percent of the total hotel/motel tax revenues.

  Conference Center

Prior to FY06, the Conference Center NDA primarily provided for pre-opening expenses. Since the Conference Center opened in November 2004, the NDA has expanded its scope to fund:
- a full-time position to manage the operational and fiscal oversight of the Conference Center complex;
- non-routine repairs, alterations, improvements, renewals, and replacements; and
- the designated reserve required by the management agreement with Marriott International, Inc.

Funding is also included to reimburse the contractor for costs not covered by operations during accounting periods when losses occur. These costs will be offset by contractor payments to the County during accounting periods with operating gains. To ensure fiscal and operational accountability, a management audit is conducted every two years and the program budget is increased by $50,000 during the year such audit is scheduled. Revenues consisting of net operating income from the Conference Center and land rent from the hotel are deposited into the general fund. Twenty percent of the County's net proceeds from Conference Center operations is retained for investment in marketing and facility improvements to increase Conference Center usage. All proposed investment expenditures are reviewed and approved by the Conference Center Management Committee.

  Consolidated Retiree Health Benefit Trust - MCPS

This NDA provides consolidated funding for Montgomery County Public Schools' contribution to the Retiree Health Benefits Trust.

  Consolidated Retiree Health Benefit Trust - College

This NDA provides consolidated funding for Montgomery College's contribution to the Retiree Health Benefits Trust.

  County Associations

This NDA funds Montgomery County membership dues to the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo).

  Device Client Management

The Device Client Management (DCM) program is based on a best practices approach to maintaining a modern and cost effective computing environment in the County. The program reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of personal computers (PCs) and laptops through standardization, asset management, and maintenance services. DCM includes the centralized management, support, and maintenance of PCs and targets the annual replacement of approximately one-fourth of managed PCs. The program also includes PC-related training and software. This NDA includes funding for Help Desk support, management, maintenance, and replacement of PCs.

  Future Federal/State/Other Grants

This NDA enables the County to implement new grant-funded programs up to $200,000 each and provides funds for grant continuations and enhancements without having to process individual supplemental appropriations through the County Council. Upon approval by the County Executive, funds in this program are transferred to the receiving department's grant account.

  Grants To Municipalities in Lieu Of Shares Tax

This NDA funds payments required in accordance with State law. The 1968 Session of the General Assembly revised the tax structure to include a County income tax. As part of this restructuring, the shared tax on banks and financial institutions was eliminated, and a provision was adopted which requires counties to pay annually to municipalities the amount ($28,020) which had been received by the municipalities in FY68.

  Group Insurance Retirees

Group insurance is provided to an estimated 7,002 retired County employees and survivors, as well as retirees of participating outside agencies. Employees hired before January 1, 1987, are eligible upon retirement to pay 20 percent of the premium for health and life insurance for the same number of years (after retirement) that they were eligible to participate in the group insurance plan as an active employee. The County government pays the remaining 80 percent of the premium. Thereafter, these retirees pay 100 percent of the premium. Employees hired before January 1, 1987, are also offered the option at retirement to convert from the 20/80 arrangement to a lifetime cost sharing option.

Employees hired after January 1, 1987, are eligible upon retirement for a lifetime cost sharing option under which the County pays 70 percent of the premium and the retiree pays 30 percent of the premium for life for retirees who were eligible to participate in the County group insurance plan for 15 or more years as active employees. Minimum participation eligibility of five years as an active employee is necessary to be eligible for the lifetime plan. The County will pay 50 percent of the premium for retirees with five years of participation as an active employee. The County contribution to the payment of the premium increases by two percent for each additional year of participation up to the 70 percent maximum.

On March 5, 2002, the County Council approved a one-time opportunity for retirees still under the 20/80 arrangement with an expiration date to elect the lifetime cost sharing arrangement. The new percentage paid by the County for those electing this arrangement ranges from 50 percent to 68 percent, depending upon years of active eligibility under the plan and years since retirement. The cost sharing election process has been completed. The budget does not include employer contributions from participating outside agencies.

  Historical Activities

This NDA contains a General Fund appropriation and provides funding for the following agencies and programs:
• Historic Preservation Commission: The Historic Preservation Commission's main responsibility is to administer the historic preservation ordinance including recommending Montgomery County sites of potential historical significance. These efforts are administered by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). Starting in FY14, funding to support the Commission is no longer budgeted in this NDA but is appropriated to the M-NCPPC.
• Historical Society: Funding for the Montgomery County Historical Society provides support for the Society's Education Program staff, educational and outreach programs for County residents, and to maintain the Historical Society's research library and museums.

  Homeowners' Association Road Maintenance Reimburse

This NDA provides a partial reimbursement to homeowners' associations (HOAs) for their maintenance of certain privately-owned roadways. The payment is currently restricted to through roadways, accessible to the public, which are one-quarter mile or longer and which provide vehicular access to more than four dwelling units. In FY97, an Executive Regulation was enacted allowing homeowners' associations to request that their roadways be deemed "private maintenance roads." This designation qualifies the HOAs for State reimbursement of their roadway maintenance costs. The County annually submits to the State its estimate of reimbursable miles, including those accepted as private maintenance roads. The State then reimburses the County and, subsequently, the County forwards the funds to HOAs.

  Housing Opportunities Commission

The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) is a public body corporate and politic duly organized under Division II of the Housing Community Development Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended, known as the Housing Authorities Law. As such, the Commission acts as a builder, developer, financier, owner, and manager of housing for people of low- and moderate- (eligible) income. The Commission also provides eligible families and individuals with affordable housing and supportive services.

  Inauguration and Transition

The Montgomery County Charter provides for the quadrennial election of a County Executive and County Council. This NDA provides for a ceremony and smooth transition of the County Executive and County Council every four years.

  Independent Audit

Section 315 of the County Charter requires the County Council to contract with a Certified Public Accountant for an independent post audit of all financial records and actions of the County government, its officials, and employees. By County Resolution, the Office of Legislative Oversight is the designated administrator for this contract, which also includes an independent audit of the basic financial statement of the Employee Retirement Plans; an independent audit of the basic financial statements of the Montgomery County Union Employees Deferred Compensation Plan; and additional services related to reviews, tests, and certifications.

  Interagency Technolicy, Policy, and Coordination Commission

This NDA supports the operation of the Interagency Technology Policy and Coordination Committee (ITPCC). The ITPCC was chartered by the Montgomery County Council to promote strategic planning and coordination in the use of information technology among County agencies. The ITPCC reports biannually to the County Council. By regularly convening the agencies' chief executive and chief information officers, the ITPCC provides an effective forum for the coordinated implementation of technology policies and guidelines. Additionally, the ITPCC facilitates interagency communication, the evaluation and sharing of new technologies, and advises policy makers on the strategic uses of technology.


This NDA provides the funds necessary to lease privately owned real estate to accommodate County programs. Real property leased by the County includes office, warehouse, and retail space; child care space in schools; parking spaces; and space for communication antennas. Leasing property allows the County the flexibility to locate programs in the communities they serve and provides space for programs to operate when there is no County-owned space available. Further, it is an economical way to procure highly specialized, location sensitive, or temporary space. Currently, there are approximately 69 leased facilities. The inventory of leases is constantly shifting as new leases are added and existing leases are terminated.

  Legislative Branch Communications Outreach

This NDA provides funds to strengthen the capacity of five Legislative Branch offices (the Council Office, the Office of Legislative Oversight, the Board of Appeals, the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings, and the Office of the Inspector General) to inform constituent communities of issues that directly affect them and to ensure that these communities' concerns are effectively taken into account. Communications efforts supported by this NDA include expanded outreach in Spanish and other languages, greater use of web and social media resources, Open Government initiatives, and improved management of constituent requests.

  MEDCO Grant - Incubator Network

This NDA provides debt service and facility lease payments for the County's Business Innovation Network (BIN-business incubator) facilities, program funding for the Business Incubator Without Wall Program (for Wheaton and Down County area), and the debt service payment for the National CyberSecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) is the County's program partner and the agent responsible for managing these facilities and programs. The BIN network consists of three physical locations: the Silver Spring Innovation Center (SSIC) on Georgia Avenue owned by the County, the Rockville Innovation Center (RIC) in Rockville Town Square owned by MEDCO, and the Germantown Innovation Center (GIC) on the campus of Montgomery College that the County leases from the College Foundation until 2036. The NCCoE, located at 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, is a partnership between the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), the State of Maryland, and Montgomery County. MEDCO provides facility management but the MITRE Corporation selected by the NIST is in charge of day-to-day operations.

  Metro Washington Council of Governments

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) is a voluntary association of major local governments in the Washington Metropolitan Area. COG seeks to provide regional answers to, and coordination of, area-wide issues such as air and water pollution, day care, housing, crime, water supply, land use, and transportation.

This NDA reflects Montgomery County's share of the organization's operation plus special COG initiatives. Additionally, the contribution supports the Cooperative Purchasing Program; the Anacostia Restoration Fund; and the Regional Environmental Fund.

As in previous years, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission will provide Montgomery County's contribution to support the Water Resources Management Planning Program and the Blue Plains Users Program.

  Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy

This NDA provides funding for the Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL). MCAEL's mission is to strengthen the countywide adult English literacy providers' network with resources, training, collaborations, and advocacy to support a thriving community and an effective workforce. Funding for MCAEL supports program grants to 18 community organizations that provide adult English literacy classes. Additionally, MCAEL receives operating funding to provide technical assistance, training, and networking opportunities to approximately 60 community organizations that improve program quality and coordination and provide critical information for the community to educate and engage them about the need for and benefits from adult English literacy classes. The County's contribution is implemented by a contract between the Department of Public Libraries and MCAEL.

  Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

This is the private non-profit corporation established by Council Bill 25-15 that serves as Montgomery County's lead economic development organization. The Economic Development Corporation is responsible for implementing the County's economic development strategic plan and related programs that include marketing, business retention and attraction, entrepreneurship, and promoting the development of the County's economic base.

  Montgomery County Employee Retirement Plans

The mission of this NDA is to manage prudent investment programs for the members of the Employee Retirement Plans and their beneficiaries. Expenditures associated with this program are funded from the Employees' Retirement System (ERS), Retirement Savings Plan (RSP), and the General Fund on behalf of the Montgomery County Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) trust funds and are, therefore, not appropriated here. This NDA manages the assets of the ERS through its investment managers in accordance with the Board's asset allocation strategy and investment guidelines. The Board also administers the investment programs for the RSP and DCP. The Board consists of 13 trustees including the Directors of Human Resources, Finance, and Management and Budget; the Council Administrator; one member recommended by each employee organization; one active employee not represented by an employee organization; one retired employee; two members of the public recommended by the County Council; and two members of the general public.

  Motor Pool Fund Contribution

This NDA funds the acquisition of new, additional Motor Pool fleet vehicles, as opposed to replacement vehicles, which are financed through an established chargeback mechanism.

  Municipal Tax Duplication

The Montgomery County Tax Duplication Program, authorized by Chapter 30A of the Montgomery County Code, reimburses municipalities for those public services they provide that would otherwise be provided by the County. This goes beyond State law, Section 6-305, which requires the County to provide to municipalities only the Property Tax funded portion of those costs. County Council Resolution No. 9-1752, enacted April 27, 1982, increased the scope of program coverage from street-related expenditures to include other public services, such as police supplemental aid; animal control; elderly transportation; parks maintenance; Board of Appeals; and Human Rights.

This program was reviewed in FY96 and technical formula amendments were proposed. The changes were approved, and payment calculations since then are prepared in accordance with County Council Resolution No. 13-650, adopted September 10, 1996. Specifically, as the exact payment amount for the current year cannot be determined until both municipal and County books are closed, reimbursements are based on the final audited cost of performing eligible services during the fiscal year two years prior to the budget year.

All payments are subject to appropriation under Sec. 30A-4, which states "All expenditures by the County under the authority of this chapter shall be subject to the limits of the funds appropriated by the County Council."

Also budgeted here are payments to municipalities of a share of the net revenues from County operated Speed Cameras in their jurisdictions. Payments are based on Memoranda of Understanding with each municipality.

Finally, payments to municipalities are also made from other sources, including Cable TV Franchise Fees, Grants in Lieu of Shares Tax, Non-Departmental Accounts, and as part of the County's Community Development Block Grant.

  Prisoner Medical Services

This NDA provides reimbursements to physicians and hospitals for medical care provided to individuals in the custody of any Montgomery County law enforcement agency, with the following exceptions:

• Offenders committed to the custody of the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) and receiving medical treatment paid for by the budget of that department,
• Medical treatment expenses covered by Workers' Compensation,
• Medical treatment expenses covered by personal medical insurance,
• Medical treatment expenses covered by the Federal Government,
• Medical treatment expenses covered by other appropriate and available outside resources. The Department of Police will manage this account with the assistance of the County Attorney. All bills will be reviewed to determine the appropriateness of the medical expense reimbursement and to assess the responsible party for the medical expense.

  Public Elections Fund

Article IV of Chapter 16 of the County Code requires the Director of Finance to create a Public Election Fund to provide public campaign financing for qualified candidates for County Executive or County Council. The law is intended to encourage more candidates who do not have access to large contributions from interest groups or individuals to run for County elective offices. This NDA provides for the distribution of public contributions to qualified candidates in a contested election.

  Public Technology, Inc.

Funds are budgeted each year to continue membership in Public Technology, Inc. (PTI) as the County's research and development link with the National Association of Counties. Annual dues cover research and development assistance for innovative projects; access to a computerized information-sharing network; and membership in the Urban Consortium. The County participates in, and has received grants as a result of, initiatives in task forces on energy, solid waste, and telecommunications. PTI, as an organization, specializes in the research and assessment of ideas of interest to local governments for increasing efficiency, reducing costs, improving services, and solving problems. A current emphasis is on public enterprise, toward helping local governments identify and capture potential sales from products and information that are outcomes of government investment.

  Retiree Health Benefits Trust

Consolidated Retiree Health Benefits Trust: Beginning in FY08, the County implemented a plan to set aside funds for retiree health benefits, similar to the County's 50 year-old practice of prefunding for retiree pension benefits. The reasons for doing this are simple: Due to exponential growth in expected retiree health costs, the cost of funding these benefits, which were being paid out as the bills came due, would soon become unaffordable. Setting aside money now and investing it in a Trust Fund, which is invested in a similar manner as the pension fund, not only is a prudent and responsible approach, but will result in significant savings over the long term.

One approach used to address retiree health benefits funding is to determine an amount which, if set aside on an annual basis and actively invested through a trust vehicle, will build up over time and provide sufficient funds to pay future retiree health benefits and any accrued interest on unfunded liability. This amount, known as an Annual OPEB Cost or "AOC", consists of two pieces - the annual amount the County would usually pay out for health benefits for current retirees (the pay as you go amount), plus the additional amount estimated as needed to fund retirees' future health benefits (the pre-funding portion). The pay as you go amount can be reasonably projected based on known facts about current retirees, and the pre-funding portion is estimated on an actuarial basis.

The County has committed to an approach of "ramping up" to the AOC amount over several years, with the amount set aside each year increasing steadily until the full AOC is reached. In FY11, the County Council enacted Bill 17-11 which established the Consolidated Retiree Health Benefits Trust. The bill amended existing law and provided a funding mechanism to pay for other post employment benefits for employees of Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery County College. In FY15, the County and all other agencies implemented the Medicare Part D Employer Group Waiver Program for Medicare eligible retirees/survivors effective January 1, 2015. This will reduce retiree drug insurance costs and the County's OPEB liability. The County achieved full pre-funding in FY15, consistent with Council resolution No. 16-555. In FY17, these contributions were $43.5 million (County General Fund), $63.1 million (MCPS Consolidated Trust), and $1.5 million (Montgomery College Consolidated Trust).

  Risk Management (General Fund)

This NDA funds the General Fund contribution to the Liability and Property Coverage Self-Insurance Fund. The Self-Insurance Fund, managed by the Division of Risk Management in the Department of Finance, provides comprehensive insurance coverage to contributing agencies. Contribution levels are based on the results of an annual actuarial study. Special and Enterprise Funds, as well as outside agencies and other jurisdictions, contribute to the Self-Insurance Fund directly. A listing of these member agencies and the amounts contributed can be found in the Department of Finance, Risk Management Budget Summary.

  Rockville Parking District

This NDA provides funding towards the redevelopment of the City of Rockville Town Center and the establishment of a parking district. The funding reflects a payment from the County to the City of Rockville for County buildings in the Town Center development and is based on the commercial square footage of County buildings.

Also included are funds for the cost of library employee parking and the County's capital cost contribution for the garage facility as agreed in the General Development Agreement.

  Snow Removal and Storm Cleanup

This NDA funds the snow removal and storm cleanup costs for the Department of Transportation and General Services above the budgeted amounts in these departments for this purpose. This program includes the removal of storm debris and snow from County roadways and facilities. This includes plowing, applying salt and sand, equipment preparation and cleanup from snow storms, and wind and rain storm cleanup.

  State Positions Supplement

This NDA provides for the County supplement to State salaries and fringe benefits for secretarial assistance for the resident judges of the Maryland Appellate Courts.

  State Property Tax Services

This NDA reimburses the State for three programs that support the property tax billing administration conducted by the Department of Finance: the Montgomery County's Homeowners Credit Supplement, the Homestead Credit Certification Program, and the County's share of the cost of conducting property tax assessments by the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT).

  State Retirement Contribution

This NDA provides for the County's payment of two items to the State Retirement System:

  • Maryland State Retirement System: Unfunded accrued liability, as established by the Maryland State Retirement System (MSRS), for employees hired prior to July 1, 1984, who are members of the MSRS (including former Department of Social Services employees hired prior to July 1, 1984), and for those who have retired (all County employees participated in the State Retirement System until 1965.) The County's contribution for this account is determined by State actuaries. Beginning in FY81, the amount due was placed on a 40-year amortization schedule.
  • State Library Retirement: Accrued liability for retirement costs for three Montgomery County Public Library retirees who are receiving a State retirement benefit. These were County employees prior to 1966 who opted to stay in the State plan.

  Takoma Park Library Annual Payments

The annual amount provided in this NDA is a function of County expenditures for the Montgomery County Public Libraries (as a share of property tax-funded spending) and the City of Takoma Park's assessable base. The payment is authorized by Section 2-53 of the Montgomery County Code.

  Takoma Park Police Rebate

The County provides financial support to the City of Takoma Park for police protection services in accordance with provisions of the County Code. This provision was enacted in 1949 and provides a payment to the City for protective services for the County residents of the City of Takoma Park. The payment is based on a formula, which uses $0.048 per $100 of assessable base tax rate with "full value assessment" levied on real property.


This NDA provides the operating expenses appropriations for telecommunication charges incurred by departments, including land-line charges and PBX maintenance and support charges. Prior to FY17, the Department of Technology Services charged individual departments and funds for expenses incurred; beginning in FY17, funds are specifically provided for in this NDA.

  Vision Zero

This NDA provides for the planning and implementation of educational, enforcement and engineering efforts to reduce the number of traffic related fatalities to zero. This could include activities such as targeted enforcement of distracted and aggressive driving; educational campaigns to increase driver awareness of pedestrians and bicyclists; or designing roadways to reduce conflicts and enhance safety.

  Working Families Income Supplement

This NDA provides funds to supplement the State's Refundable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The intent of the Working Families Income Supplement is to provide financial assistance to low-income working families in Montgomery County. The County, through the NDA, reimburses the State for the cost of the refund and related administrative expenses.

  WorkSource Montgomery, Inc

This is the private non-profit corporation authorized by Council Resolution 18-295 as the County's designated workforce development corporation. WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. has been designated to implement the County's workforce development policies established by the Workforce Development Board to promote job growth and talent attraction.

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Program Contacts

Contact Felicia Zhang of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2788 for more information regarding the operating budget for the Non-Departmental Accounts.

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Budget Summary
Salaries and Wages506131.001593766.00 530178.00 1953812.0022.6
Employee Benefits104356.00100800.00 113351.00 108740.007.9
County General Fund Personnel Costs610487.001694566.00 643529.00 2062552.0021.7
Operating Expenses248441541.00295832459.00 287333806.00 301867798.002.0
Capital Outlay0.000.00 0.00 364060.000.0
County General Fund Expenditures249052028.00297527025.00 287977335.00 304294410.002.3
Full-Time17.0017.00 17.00 17.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs4.234.18 4.18 4.210.7
Conference Center - Net Proceeds1715358.00900000.00 1100000.00 1100000.0022.2
Conference Center - Rental Income319100.00319100.00 319100.00 319100.000.0
Miscellaneous Revenues0.0051908.00 51908.00 51908.000.0
Other Charges and Fees-988.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Property Rentals3356421.003850000.00 3850000.00 3850000.000.0
County General Fund Revenues5389891.005121008.00 5321008.00 5321008.003.9
Salaries and Wages0.00613750.00 613750.00 619888.001.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs0.00613750.00 613750.00 619888.001.0
Operating Expenses0.0020000000.00 20000000.00 20000000.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures0.0020613750.00 20613750.00 20619888.000.0
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
State Grants0.0020000000.00 20000000.00 20000000.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues0.0020000000.00 20000000.00 20000000.000.0
Total Expenditures249052028.00318140775.00 308591085.00 324914298.002.1
Total Full-Time Positions17.0017.00 17.00 17.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs4.234.18 4.18 4.210.7
Total Revenues5389891.0025121008.00 25321008.00 25321008.000.8
Program Summary
Program NameFY17 APPR
Arts and Humanities Council53069430.0055069430.00
Boards, Committees and Commissions229500.00229500.00
Charter Review Commission1500.0011500.00
Children's Opportunity Fund3750000.003750000.00
Community Grants: County Council31097240.0032057010.00
Community Grants: County Executive70004360.0078701800.00
Compensation and Employee Benefit Adjustments25337401.1827614781.21
Conference and Visitors Bureau14446150.0015356610.00
Conference Center5827691.006327691.00
Consolidated Retiree Health Benefit Trust - MCPS630550000.00741920000.00
Consolidated Retiree Health Benefit Trust - College15240000.0025520000.00
County Associations747280.00747280.00
Device Client Management65502000.0078862000.00
Future Federal/State/Other Grants200000000.00200000000.00
Grants To Municipalities in Lieu Of Shares Tax280200.00280200.00
Group Insurance Retirees523000000.00433000000.00
Historical Activities772500.001100000.00
Homeowners' Association Road Maintenance Reimburse613700.00610510.00
Housing Opportunities Commission65130400.0065368890.00
Inauguration and Transition00.0000.00
Independent Audit4208200.004208200.00
Interagency Technolicy, Policy, and Coordination Commission58500.0058500.00
Legislative Branch Communications Outreach5400002.005400002.00
MEDCO Grant - Incubator Network34166210.0033999710.00
Metro Washington Council of Governments8551790.008767100.00
Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy14570580.0016570580.00
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation41807500.0050077500.00
Montgomery County Employee Retirement Plans00.0000.00
Motor Pool Fund Contribution00.009732580.00
Municipal Tax Duplication84373650.0084052430.00
Prisoner Medical Services200000.00200000.00
Public Elections Fund51600000.0050950000.00
Public Technology, Inc.200000.00200000.00
Retiree Health Benefits Trust435135500.00433983200.00
Risk Management (General Fund)152769430.00168164270.00
Rockville Parking District4255000.004122000.00
Snow Removal and Storm Cleanup58849900.0028849900.00
State Positions Supplement607560.00607560.00
State Property Tax Services37786790.0035656150.00
State Retirement Contribution13795070.0014482950.00
Takoma Park Library Annual Payments1582250.001540430.00
Takoma Park Police Rebate9863400.0010128880.00
Vision Zero00.001000000.00
Working Families Income Supplement242745000.00246382640.00
WorkSource Montgomery, Inc9823440.0016573440.00