The Maryland Congressional Delegation announced more than $41.6 million in federal funds for early childhood education and head start programs around the state.
In total, $41,636,405 in federal funding was awarded to several early childhood education programs and managing organizations throughout the state. The funds are intended to be used to expand early learning opportunities, development, health services and family well-being for Head Start families.
The $41,636,405 is the latest in a series of awards for Maryland from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Child Care and the Office of Head Start.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had lasting impacts on our children’s education, and none have felt the effects of the widening learning gap more strongly than those families in our most vulnerable communities,” Maryland Congressional Delegation said. “The Head Start program is a vital tool for closing this gap and achieving educational equality. Team Maryland is committed to securing funding for the continued support of this program, which promises a brighter future for children across the state.”
Funding in this round awards will be distributed as follows:
- $10,388,190 to Shore Up Inc. Community Action Agency in Salisbury, Md.
- $9,938,903 to Associated Catholic Charities Inc. in Baltimore, Md.
- $7,405,513 to the Y of Central Maryland
- $6,415,935 to the Maryland Family Network
- $5,343,130 to the Montgomery County Head Start Projects
- $2,144,734 to Family Services, Inc. in Gaithersburg, Md.