January 28, 2022
Each year, the Governor’s budget proposal kicks off the state budget decision-making process.
The budget proposal is about the Governor’s priorities and some highlights for Fiscal Year 2023 include:
- $50 million in additional stabilization grants to child care providers – to be made available in Fiscal Year 2022
- $5.2 million to support child care staff with attaining credentials
- $5 million for awards to providers who participate in Maryland EXCELS
- $3 million for continued support of local Head Start programs
- $1 million for the Child Care Accreditation Support Fund, which assists child care providers with the costs of achieving accreditation
- $141.1 million to expand full day preK for 3- and 4-year-olds
- Funding increases for Judy Centers, Family Support Centers, and Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program
- Level-funding for Early Childhood Mental Health and Healthy Families home visiting.
Read the Governor’s January 17 announcement about child care investments and this January 19 overview of the full budget proposal for health, housing, and more
The Maryland General Assembly will review the Governor’s proposal, and then they will make decisions in the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Budget and Taxation Committees. Action kicks off next week with two Subcommittee hearings!
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