WASHINGTON – 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.”
- $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 tothe Maryland Family Network
- $5,343,130 tothe Montgomery County Head Start Projects
- $2,144,734 to Family Services, Inc.in Gaithersburg, Md.
The $41,636,405 award comes from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Child Care and the Office of Head Start. Each year, Head Start and Early Head Start programs benefit more than a million families nationwide. This continued funding from annual appropriations was secured by Senators Cardin and Van Hollen and Congressmen Hoyer, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes, Mfume, Brown, Raskin and Trone. More information on Head Start and Early Head Start programs and services can be found here.