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$41.6 Million to Early Childhood Education Programs for Maryland

June 21st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $41,636,405 in federal funding for Head Start programs across the state to expand early learning, development, health services and family well-being.


“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,” the lawmakers 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.”


Awardees include:

  • $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.