2022 Water Resources Element Guidance Update
The Water Resources Element (WRE), a statutory requirement for local comprehensive plans, is designed to ensure that local plans for growth and development can be supported given limitations and constraints of water resources and water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure. This WRE Guidance Update provides best practices for considering and addressing water-related climate change impacts, and for addressing the challenges that growth and development pose to our collective efforts to protect and restore Maryland waterbodies. The WRE Guidance Update outlines best practices and is an advisory document. Comprehensive planning, including WRE development, is a local government decision.
Maryland Growth & Conservation Analysis Tool
The Growth and Conservation Overlay interactive map shows local and state targeted growth and conservation areas for coordinated planning, management and resource allocation. The purpose of these areas is to identify where and how local and state government, as well as the private sector, can work together to achieve common goals.
Maryland InfoPortal is the best one stop for finding financial and non-financial assistance, containing links to 700-plus state programs providing financial, non-financial and technical assistance and direct development to local government, civic and private organizations, and individuals.
Maryland's Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP)
The Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) is Maryland's six-year capital budget for transportation projects.
Opportunity MDOT provides web-based tools for small, minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses and disadvantaged businesses to access valuable resources and prepare for upcoming opportunities related to MDOT’s I-495 & I-270 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program.
State Revitalization Programs
DHCD’s State Revitalization Programs (SRP) offer a range of funding to further the revitalization goals of communities across Maryland.
Transportation Element Checklist
Planning and MDOT developed a Transportation Element Checklist as a resource for jurisdictions in the early stages of transportation planning. The checklist is not intended as a list of requirements, but rather a compilation of items, data and other resources, questions, and best practices that jurisdictions may choose to consider when completing a transportation element and integrating it with other comprehensive plan elements.