June 23, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $10 Million In American Rescue Plan Funding for Head Start Programs Across the State

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.), and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer (Md.-05), Dutch Ruppersberger (Md.-02), John Sarbanes (Md.-03), Kweisi Mfume (Md.-07), Anthony Brown (Md.-04), Jamie Raskin (Md.-08), and David Trone (Md.-06) today announced $10,155,895 in funding through the American Rescue Plan for Maryland’s Head Start programs. 

“Maryland’s children have faced extraordinary challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This new round of American Rescue Plan funding makes a strong investment in our state’s early education system and in our children’s educational futures. With this funding, Maryland Head Start programs can continue preparing our students for future success,” said the lawmakers. “The over $10 million in American Rescue Plan funding we’re announcing today will help child care providers reopen safely, keep workers on the payroll, and make early childhood education more accessible for Maryland families. This funding for Head Start programs will help meet the needs of our children and provide them with more opportunities to thrive.”  

Head Start is a nation-wide early childhood education program that assists millions of low-income families and children across the country. Head Start promotes school readiness while also supporting the overall well-being of American families by providing essential services such as child care and healthy meals. This funding will enhance the operations of Head Start programs for Maryland families. 

American Rescue Plan Head Start funding for Maryland includes:

Associated Catholic Charities Inc.

$1,086,422

Allegany County Human Resources

$379,291

Board of Education of Calvert County, Inc.

$205,798

Board of Education of St Mary's County

$197,423

Centronia, Inc.

$172,296

Community Action Council of Howard County

$315,876

Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA

$260,837

Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc.

$345,789

Head Start of Washington County, Inc.

$528,853

Maryland Family Network, Inc.

$741,830

Maryland Rural Development Corporation

$482,190

Mayor & City Council of Baltimore City

$908,144

Montgomery, County of

$775,332

Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants & Young Children

$421,168

Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee, Inc.

$179,475

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, Inc.

$810,031

YMCA of Central Maryland, Inc.

$2,055,587

Young Men's Christian Association of Frederick County

$289,553

Total:

$10,155,895

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