Chief among the projects that landed capital funding from the state is the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center, which received $1 million for facility improvements. The first phase of the expansion project concluded in 2017, providing a two-story classroom/administrative building, and a seven-bay reserve apparatus storage and maintenance building, according to a county news release. In February, the county commissioners approved a contractor to design the second stage of the project. Plans include: site improvements, utility improvements, stormwater management, upper and lower parking lots compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a new 2-1/2 story live fire training burn building, and training props, according to Eric Burdine, deputy director of Public Works. This phase also includes demolition of antiquated existing buildings.