U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, Andy Harris and David Trone (all Md.) announced $10,687,408 in federal funding to the Maryland State Department of Education and to the Y of Central Maryland to expand early learning options for Maryland’s low-income families, provide additional professional development opportunities for educators and support family well-being programs.
The $10,687,408 award comes from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child Care and the Office of Head Start and will be distributed as follows:
- $8,942,996 to the Maryland State Department of Education for Every Student Succeeds Act Preschool Development Grants Program
- $1,744,412 to the Y of Central Maryland’s Head Start Program