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Program Description

  Municipal Support

Cable operator franchise fees and PEG support obligations to participating municipalities within Montgomery County are paid by cable operators to the County for administrative efficiency and auditing effectiveness 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 Michele Crane of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2845 or Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2760 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved35639000.00
Increase Cost: Maryland Municipal League Funding Exchange Offset by Revenue5000000.00
Decrease Cost: Municipal Pass Thru Support -4388620.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-1500.00
FY23 Approved36248880.00