Antonio Hayes
Senator | Baltimore City, MD

Maryland Senator Antonio Hayes Secures Funding for West Baltimore Revitalization Programs

Idea Category: Infrastructure, Jobs and Entrepreneurship

Maryland: Senator Antonio Hayes helped secure funding to invest in and revitalize West Baltimore. The state’s budget will provide over $11 million to the area's Development Authority, which will strategically invest the new funding to build on recent support provided to local businesses. Around $10 million of the funding package will be used for community grants and $1 million will go toward hiring staff for the authority. Hayes sponsored the original legislation creating the authority as well as legislation to expedite the appropriation process and send out grants to spur economic growth and create jobs.