Cost Sharing: MCG (P720601)

  • Category: Culture and Recreation
  • Sub Category: Recreation
  • Administering Agency: General Services (AAGE29)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing




This project provides funds for the development of non-government projects in conjunction with public agencies or the private sector. County participation leverages private and other public funds for these facilities. Prior to disbursing funds, the relevant County department or agency and the private organization will develop a Memorandum of Understanding, which specifies the requirements and responsibilities of each.

Cost Change 

Addition of $2 million ($1 million per year for FYs 19-20) from the previously approved FY14 supplemental appropriation and CIP Amendment to leverage private funding for Capital Improvement Grants for Arts and Humanities. Addition of $1,288,000 in FY15 for the County's participation in the grants listed below. Addition of $100,000 in FY15 for a State bond bill for the Silver Spring Black Box Theater.


The County has entered into or considered many public-private partnerships, which contribute to the excellence and diversity of facilities serving County residents.


Based on the Arts and Humanities Council's grants review schedule, recommendations will be forthcoming in the summer for the $1.111 million anticipated for FY15 CIP Grants for Arts and Humanities Organizations; $100,000 of which will be used to provide a State bond bill match for Silver Spring Black Box Theater.

For FY15, County participation is anticipated for the following projects:
Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region, Inc.: $100,000
Graceful Growing Together, Inc.: $125,000
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington: $150,000
Muslim Community Center, Inc.: $250,000
Potomac Community Resources, Inc.: $150,000
The Arc of Montgomery County, Inc.: $17,973
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.: $11,395
Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy: $33,000
Jewish Social Service Agency: $75,000
Warrior Canine Connection, Inc.: $75,000
Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, Inc.: $125,000
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Inc.: $100,000
Family Services, Inc.: $75,000

Fiscal Note

The State approved $4,000,000 in State Aid for the Fillmore venue in Silver Spring. The County's required match was $4,000,000 and $6,511,000 was programmed. The Venue Operator agreed to purchase certain furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the project; $150,000 of which would be used as the required County match. An agreement between the development partners and the County was executed. The Fillmore is now operational.

Old Blair Auditorium Project, Inc., in FY06-07 the County provided $190,000 as a partial match for the State funds with $50,000 in current revenue for DPWT to develop a program of requirements and cost estimate for the project, and bond funded expenditure of $140,000 to pay for part of the construction. These funds were budgeted in the MCG: Cost Sharing project (No. 720601). In FY11, the funds were transferred to a new CIP Old Blair Auditorium Reuse project (No. 361113).


A pedestrian impact analysis will be performed during design or is in progress.

The Executive asserts that this project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.


Private organizations, State of Maryland, Municipalities, Montgomery County Public Schools, Community Use of Public Facilities, Department of General Services, Department of Economic Development