Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $5.2 Million in Supplemental Early Childhood Education Funding

April 28, 2021
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $5,178,625 in supplemental federal funding to bolster early childhood education programs for low-income families across the state.

“This supplemental round of federal funding serves as a strong investment in future generations by expanding access to early learning and development initiatives for low-income and working families,” the lawmakers said. “We will continue working to secure additional funding to build a strong foundation for high-quality and affordable childhood education throughout Maryland.”

Funding comes from the Office of Head Start through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which Congress passed in December 2020. It supplements the nearly $12 million in early childhood education funding for Maryland announced by the lawmakers on April 1, 2021.

Funding includes:

  • Young Men's Christian Association of Frederick County – $2,761,843
  • YMCA of Central Maryland, Inc. – $495,395
  • Associated Catholic Charities Inc. – $273,279
  • Mayor & City Council of Baltimore City – $228,436
  • Montgomery County – $195,028
  • Maryland Family Network, Inc. – $186,601
  • Head Start of Washington County, Inc. – $133,028
  • Maryland Rural Development Corporation – $121,291
  • Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants & Young Children – $105,942
  • Allegany County Human Resources – $95,407
  • Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc. – $86,980
  • Community Action Council of Howard County – $79,456
  • Young Men's Christian Association of Frederick County – $72,835
  • Easter Seals Serving DC MD VA – $65,611
  • Board of Education of Calvert County, Inc. – $51,767
  • Board of Education of St. Mary's County – $49,660
  • Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee, Inc. – $45,145

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