2021 Municipal Services Payments Announced - Program Remains Underfunded
Earlier today, the Department of Administration announced the amount that each community hosting state buildings and other state facilities will receive in payments in 2021 under the Payment for Municipal Services program. The program, which is designed to reimburse municipalities for the cost of providing police, fire and garbage collection services to state facilities, has been funded at the same level since 2011, $18,584,200. That amount was sufficient to cover only 34% of the cost to municipalities of providing police, fire, and garbage collection services to state facilities statewide in 2020.
The highest amount at which the Payment for Municipal Services Program was funded was $21,998,800 from 2003-2008. In 2003, that amount was sufficient to cover 88% of the cost of providing municipal services to state facilities.