Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $12 Million to Support Early Childhood Education Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2021
CONTACT: Natalie Young |
natalie.young@mail.house.gov |
(202) 225-4016  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $11.9 million in federal funding to boost early childhood education and development across the state.

“This new round of federal funding will expand early learning and development programs for the families that need it most in Maryland,” the lawmakers said. “By investing in Head Start initiatives throughout our state, we can help close racial and socio-economic education gaps and create better opportunities for Maryland children to succeed in the classroom and beyond.”

Funding comes from the Office of Head Start through the Department of Health and Human Services. It includes:

  • $9,388,860 for YMCA of Central Maryland, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.)
     
  • $2,523,558 for the Board of Education of St. Mary’s County (Loveville, Md.)
     

The lawmakers previously announced more than $3.1 million in federal funding to expand early childhood education services in central and southern Maryland.

Each year, Head Start and Early Head Start programs benefit more than a million families nationwide. See here for more information about these important education initiatives.

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