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.
Commuter Choice MD
Commuter Choice Maryland is the Maryland Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Travel Demand Management Program. This program enables MDOT to address key goals, objectives, and strategies that will maximize traveler choices, and deliver transportation solutions and services that can reduce congestion, conserve energy, protect the environment, facilitate economic opportunity, enhance the quality of life for everyone while saving you money and reducing stress.
The benefits people gain from the environment can be collectively referred to as Ecosystem Services, which are commonly divided into four major categories: provisioning services (e.g. timber, firewood, food), regulating services (e.g. water purification, wildlife habitat), supporting services (e.g. nutrient cycling, soil formation) and cultural services (e.g. recreation, spiritual benefits.
Get Kids Outside Website
A storymap of Project Green Classrooms
Housing Market: County Profiles
Annual county housing market profiles reporting on housing indicators, demographics, and DHCD investment.
Maryland Broadband Cooperative Network Coverage Map
Maryland Broadband Cooperative’s (MDBC) coverage area map depicts service to rural Maryland by building an advanced, world-class broadband network across the rural communities of Eastern Shore, Southern, and Western Maryland supported by its Members who provide Last Mile service
Maryland Commerce Community Demographics Tool (ZoomProspector)
The Maryland Department of Commerce has an enhanced online tool to help businesses looking to move into Maryland or expand in the state find both the properties and the Maryland communities that best meet their needs. The property search engine, known as ZoomProspector, offers demographic information about communities across the state.
Maryland Commerce Property Search Tool (ZoomProspector)
The Maryland Department of Commerce has an enhanced online tool to help businesses looking to move into Maryland or expand in the state find both the properties and the Maryland communities that best meet their needs. The property search engine, known as ZoomProspector, offers a broad range of information about available buildings and sites.
Maryland Environmental Public Health Tracking
Maryland Environmental Public Health Tracking shows data on environmental measures like air pollution, health measures like blood lead, and demographic factors that can affect health.
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 Public Water Access
This web page provides information on public water access sites in Maryland. Sites listed include boat ramps and soft launches (specifically for non-motorized vessels).
Maryland TOD Page
The Maryland Departments of Planning and Transportation (MDP and MDOT) have created comprehensive online planning and implementation resources to support state and local TOD efforts. This website provides a springboard for local jurisdictions, planners, elected officials, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, real estate professionals and the general public who are interested in advancing TOD or TOD principles in their jurisdictions.
Maryland Town Manager Circuit Rider Program
The Maryland Town Manager Circuit Rider Program assists small town and city governments with building their administrative capacity.
Maryland Vital Statistics
Annual reporting by county on population, life expectancy, birth statistics, and mortality statistics.
Maryland's Green Infrastructure Assessment
The Green Infrastructure Assessment (GIA), based on principles of landscape ecology and conservation biology, identified an ecological network using satellite imagery to characterize land cover, Geographic Information System (GIS) data on road, stream, wetland and other resource features, and biological databases.
Maryland's Workforce and Labor Market Data
Your source for Maryland's Workforce and Labor Market Data
Maryland's Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council (ZEEVIC)
The ZEEVIC is charged with the development of policies, recommendations, and incentives that increase awareness of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs).
MD Bikeways Interactive Map
The Bikeways Program provides grant support for a wide range of bicycle network development activities. This interactive map shows bikeway awards by year and category.
MDOT Environmental Programs Interactive Map
A series of storymaps of MDOT's comprehensive systems approach to environmental stewardship.
MDP Priority Funding Area Map
Priority Funding Areas are existing communities and places where local governments want State investment to support future growth.
Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change Phase I: Sea-level rise and coastal storms
Maryland’s Climate Action Plan includes two climate change adaptation strategies that are currently being used to guide state-level adaptation planning efforts. The first strategy (Phase I) addresses the impacts associated with sea level rise and coastal storms.
Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change Phase II: Building societal, economic, and ecological resilience
Maryland’s Climate Action Plan includes two climate change adaptation strategies that are currently being used to guide state-level adaptation planning efforts. The second strategy (Phase II) addresses changes in precipitation patterns and increased temperature, and the likely impacts to human health, agriculture, forest and terrestrial ecosystems, bay and aquatic environments, water resources, and population growth and infrastructure.
A Guide to Accelerating Infill, Redevelopment and Community Revitalization, Reinvest Maryland represents an opportunity for all levels of government to work together, strengthen collaborative efforts to support revitalization and reinvestment, and to engage stakeholders of all types in the effort to rebuild our communities and improve quality of life.
SmartDG+ is an online, map-based screening tool to help developers and officials identify promising areas for the location of new wind and solar projects in Maryland. The tool focuses on screening factors of relevance to projects greater than 2 MW (i.e., bigger than rooftop solar.)
Snapshot Maryland Transportation Planning Dashboard
The Transportation Planning Dashboard is an interactive web map that provides users with socio-economic, demographic, employment, commuting information, and other transportation-related data. The Transportation Planning Dashboard is one of many dashboards planned under the Snapshot Maryland initiative.
State Revitalization Programs
DHCD’s State Revitalization Programs (SRP) offer a range of funding to further the revitalization goals of communities across Maryland.
Transit Station Area Profile Tool
The Transit Station Area Profile Tool provides users with station area demographics, employment and housing sales data, transit use and land use and development projects.
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in Maryland
A Storymap of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in Maryland.
Transportation Alternatives Program Interactive Map
An interactive map of Maryland’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) projects, which is a reimbursable federal aid funding program for transportation-related community projects that strengthen the intermodal transportation system.
Weather It Together
The Maryland Historical Trust offers a Weather It Together program, providing technical assistance to aid local governments in three key areas: hazard mitigation planning, disaster response and recovery, and climate change adaptation.
For those who crave success built on both hard work and the right environment, Maryland is turning on the lights and opening the door. So take a look around, and discover what Maryland can do for you.
The Department of Labor’s Workforce Dashboard is an interactive tool designed to visualize data and patterns related to the supply and demand of Maryland's workforce, education and training opportunities in the state.