The Maryland State Department of Education, in coordination with the Department of Budget and Management and the Department of Legislative Services, calculates, distributes, and monitors State Aid for Maryland's local education agencies (LEAs). Maryland’s education funding formula, legislated through the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, allocates funding to LEAs based on a weighted-student formula. The formula consists of three primary categories:
This page includes the most recent, public release of State Aid calculations in the resources section, below. The downloadable State Aid file is in Excel format so that anyone who downloads the file can see and access the exact formulas the State uses to calculate State Aid for LEAs. The Department will continue to update this page in an effort to increase public understanding about the Blueprint funding formulas and related data, which determine school funding for school districts in Maryland.
Download the FY 24 State Aid Calculation excel file (Updated June 16, 2023)
Download the FY 23 State Aid Calculation excel file (Updated June 26, 2022)
FY 19 - FY 23 State Share of State Aid Summaries