O'Malley Introduces FY12 Supplemental Budget - Southern Maryland Headline News

O'Malley Introduces FY12 Supplemental Budget

Funds Nearly 1,000 Youth Summer Jobs and Allocates $5 Million for Community Mental Health Providers

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Martin O’Malley introduced the Administration’s FY12 supplemental budget Friday, including $1.13 million dollars to fund 941 summer jobs for youth in Baltimore City, and $370,000 for the Civic Justice Corps, which provides conservation service opportunities for youth in Maryland State Parks.

“As we work through the challenge of balancing our budget in tough economic times, we remain committed to creating and saving jobs, and that includes youth jobs that help build character and skills for our young people,” said Governor O’Malley. “The FY12 supplemental budget provides funding for more than 900 Baltimore City youth to work this summer and help train young adults valuable conservation skills in our parks.”

Governor O’Malley also allocated $5 million for community mental health providers, which funds rate enhancements. Last year, Governor O’Malley signed legislation that, for the first time, put into law annual inflationary cost increases for Maryland’s dedicated Developmental Disabilities Administration and mental health services community providers.

In addition to summer job funding, the FY12 supplemental budget provides $225,000 for the Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation, which promotes construction industry career opportunities and increases the supply of qualified construction workers. The budget also includes $325,000 for system upgrades and staff training to implement a veteran-owned small business procurement goal which becomes effective next year.

The FY12 supplemental budget also provides $285,250 towards the Governor’s Wellmobile, restoring funding for the primary care services, health screenings, and health education provided by the Wellmobile to serve uninsured and underserved Marylanders at multiple community-based sites. The budget also restores $25,000 for the Washington Center for Internships Rawlings Scholarship program.

Source: Office of Governor Martin O’Malley

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