Education, Family, Politics

Governor Hogan announces opening of application window for Child Care Stabilization Grants

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the Maryland State Department of Education has opened the application window for the Child Care Stabilization Grant Program and will be accepting applications through Monday, August 29, 2022. Through this program, MSDE will distribute $50 million in state funding to help address the financial burdens and operational challenges faced by child care …


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Maryland expands Child Care Scholarship Program to provide affordable child care to more families

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education this week announced the expansion of its Child Care Scholarship Program’s eligibility requirements and value to support more parents in paying for the high cost of child care. MSDE has raised the income requirements for families from 65 percent of State Median Income (SMI) to 75 percent of SMI in the Child Care …


Governor Hogan submits $1.5 billion supplemental budget focused on education

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday submitted a $1.59 billion supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022, including additional resources to support the safe reopening of schools. “This supplemental budget provides further support for the safe reopening of Maryland schools,” said Governor Hogan. “I want to commend all the teachers, administrators, parents, and public health officials who are doing everything they …

MSDE develops new child care recovery plan, essential personnel child care expanded

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education announced on Wednesday the development of Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Child Care, a plan to continue and expand child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the state entered the first recovery stage, MSDE announced the immediate start of a transition phase for child care, expanding access to child care to include …