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Capital Planning

Facilities Management’s Assistant Director for Planning coordinates UMBC’s capital budget process by preparing capital budget submissions, preliminary budget estimates, and briefing materials for annual budget hearings. These documents along with facility programs support and justify the campus’s capital budget requests for new buildings, major building renovations, utility system upgrades, and site renewals.

Capital project funding requests are submitted to the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents and the State of Maryland each year. For facilities supporting auxiliary operations such as parking, dining, residential life, student life, athletics, and recreation, the primary sources of capital project funding are USM auxiliary bonds, institutional funds, and private capital. These are requested through the five year System-Funded Construction Program (SFCP). For facilities supporting academic buildings and academic support functions, the primary sources of capital project funding are state General Obligation (GO) Bonds, USM Academic Revenue Bonds (ARB), and donor or institutional funds. These are requested through the ten year State-Funded Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Capital planning typically requires resubmission of project requests over a number of years before success is achieved in receiving approval of funds through the CIP. Below is a diagram of the Capital Budget approval process.

Click here for a link to the State’s Authorized Capital Budgets and click here for the Governor’s current proposed capital improvement plan.