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Program Description

  Public Education Government Access (PEG) Operations

The mission of the Public, Education, and Government (PEG) Governance Board is to facilitate collaboration among the local television access operators in providing and promoting the most effective public access, educational and government programming and media services to the Montgomery County community using current and emerging technologies. PEG is collaboratively working to expand community engagement programming, programming in languages other than English, and youth media programming. The budget for PEG includes funds for the purchase of equipment; engineering support; promotion and outreach support to increase channel awareness and viewership; strategic planning; closed captioning and Spanish language support; and general operating and administrative expenses. Federal law and cable franchise agreements restrict use of some funds to PEG and Institutional Network capital expenditures. These funds may be used to purchase PEG equipment and renovate or build PEG facilities.

Program Contacts

Contact Helen Ni of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2807 or Matt Schaeffer of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY19 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved12828940.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-197450.00
FY19 Recommended12631490.00