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October 19, 2022

Four Maryland Colleges Receiving Federal Funding For Student Parent Access To Child Care

Credit: WFMD, Kevin McManus

Federal funding totaling $706,819 is being provided to colleges in Maryland to help students who are parents meet their child care needs. One of those institutions of higher education is Frederick Community College which is receiving $116,126 for its child care center.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by US Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollan, and Representatives David Trone, Jamie Raskin and Steny Hoyer.

The money comes form the US Department of Education’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School which supports low income students who are parents. It provides funding for child care services while the parents concentrate on their academic work.

“Finding affordable and reliable child care is a growing concern for parents trying to earn a college degree. I’m committed to making higher education possible for everyone, which is why I’m proud to announce that Frederick Community College and Hagerstown Community College will be receiving federal funds to help student-parents’ child care needs,” says Congressman Trone, in a statement. “But we aren’t stopping there. In the federal government funding package for FY 23, I requested $4 million in Community Project Funding for the Boys and Girls  Club of Washington County to effectively double the amount of children they’re able to serve in Hagerstown. Together, we are giving folks the resources and support that they need to build a better future for themselves and their families.”

Hagerstown Community Collège is receive $122,592. Also receiving federal funding are  Bowie State University which is getting $348,687, and Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury which is getting $119,414.