Sarbanes, Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce More Than $3.1 Million for Early Childhood Education Programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes today joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.), to announce $3,145,447 in federal funding to expand early childhood education programs and family health services at the YMCA of Central Maryland and the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee, Inc.
“This new federal funding will help strengthen early learning opportunities and enhance development programs for children in Maryland’s low-income families,” the lawmakers said. “In addition to these funds, Team Maryland was proud to fight for over $11 million in Head Start funding for Maryland through the American Rescue Plan. As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Team Maryland will continue to invest in early childhood education to eliminate learning disparities and create new opportunities for our children to succeed.”
Funding comes from the Office of Head Start through the Department of Health and Human Services. It includes:
- $1,723,641 for the YMCA of Central Maryland; and
- $1,421,806 for the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee, Inc.
Each year, Head Start and Early Head Start programs benefit more than a million families nationwide. See here for more information about Head Start programs and services.