Maryland Community College Facilities Manual

The Maryland Community College Construction Grant Program (CCCGP) assists counties in improving the facilities and infrastructure of locally operated public community colleges.  The grant was established to assist in the acquisition of property and in the design, construction, renovation, and equipping of public and regional community college buildings, site improvements, and facilities.  In addition, the grant provides funds for the systematic renovation of buildings, the improvement of existing infrastructure, and the installation of modern telecommunications infrastructure.

The grant, a $60 million – $80 million capital bond program, is administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), the Maryland Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS).  MHEC, the lead agency for the grant, manages the program in accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Education Article, Division III, Higher Education, Title 11 Maryland Higher Education Commission, Section 11-105 General Powers and Duties.

To assist Maryland public community colleges in the planning, design, and construction of buildings, site improvements, and facilities under the CCCGP, the Maryland Community College Facilities Manual was developed.  Changes in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) and other procedural requirements prompted an update to the Manual.  The updates were coordinated in 2017 by MHEC through collaboration with the Maryland Department of Budget and Management, Maryland Department of General Services, the Maryland Department of Planning, and the Facilities Planners Council of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges. The Manual outlines the development of the Facilities Master Plan and the Five-Year Capital Improvements Program (CIP), which includes the Annual Capital Budget Request Submission.  As a dynamic document, it is subject to updates and adjustments as warranted.  

For additional information on the community college construction grant application and management process, please contact the respective reviewing agency.  Please see the “State Agency Functions and Responsibilities” chart below.  (Please note:  The roles and responsibilities document can also be found in Section 1.01 of the Maryland Community Colleges Facilities Manual)

MHEC CCCGP State Agency Roles.pdfMHEC CCCGP State Agency Roles.


Maryland Community College Facilities Manual

TABLE OF CONTENTS.pdfTable of Contents​

Follow the links below to go to specific areas in the Manual.

SECTION 1.   SECTION 1. COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAPITAL FUNDING OVERVIEW.pdfCOMMUNITY COLLEGE CAPITAL FUNDING OVERVIEW

SECTION 2.   SECTION 2. FACILITIES MASTER PLANS.pdfFACILITIES MASTER PLANS

SECTION 3.
   SECTION 3. FACILITIES INVENTORY SYSTEM.pdfFACILITIES INVENTORY SYSTEM

SECTION 4. 
  SECTION 4. FACILITY PROGRAM.pdfFACILITY PROGRAM

SECTION 5.
   SECTION 5. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM.pdfCAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM

SECTION 6. 
  SECTION 6. ARCHITECTENGINEER ADMINISTRATION.pdfARCHITECT/ENGINEER ADMINISTRATION

SECTION 7. 
 SECTION 7. CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT.pdfCONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

SECTION 8.
   SECTION 8. DESIGN REVIEW SUBMISSION.pdfDESIGN REVIEW SUBMISSION

SECTION 9. 
  SECTION 9. BIDDING PROCEDURES AND DOCUMENTS.pdfBIDDING PROCEDURES AND DOCUMENTS

SECTION 10.
 SECTION 10. EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION GUIDELINES.pdfEQUIPMENT ACQUISITION GUIDELINES

SECTION 11.
 SECTION 11. PROJECT CLOSEOUT.pdfPROJECT CLOSEOUT

SECTION 12.
 SECTION 12. SITE SELECTION AND LAND ACQUISITION.pdfSITE SELECTION AND LAND ACQUISITION
                       SECTION 12. SITE SELECTION AND LAND ACQUISITION SCORE CARD.pdfSITE SELECTION AND LAND ACQUISITION SCORECARD

SECTION 13.
 SECTION 13. RELEVANT STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.pdfRELEVANT STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS

SECTION 14.
 SECTION 14. ATTACHMENTS.pdfATTACHMENTS

SECTION 15.
 SECTION 14. ATTACHMENTS.pdfGLOSSARY


Additional Resources:


14.03 MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION FORMS / INSTRUCTIONS