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Program Description

  Municipal Support

Franchise and Public, Education, and Government (PEG) fees owed by cable operators to participating municipalities within Montgomery County are paid by cable operators to the County for administrative convenience and then redistributed by the County to the City of Rockville, the City of Takoma Park, and the Montgomery County Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League (MML). The County has a contractual obligation to pass through fees owed to municipalities and no discretion to alter these payments. Municipalities may use franchise fees for any purpose. Under the terms of the franchise agreements, participating municipalities must use PEG Access Operating Support funding to support PEG programming operations, and PEG capital support must be used for PEG and institutional network equipment, facilities and related capital expenditures.

Program Contacts

Contact Helen Ni of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2807 or Jennifer Nordin of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2779 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved38487450.00
Decrease Cost: Municipal Pass Throughs including Capital Support, Franchise Fee Distribution, and PEG Operating Support-2851450.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.3000.00
FY20 Approved35639000.00