HOGAN: $16 Million in Funding to Support Initiatives Improving Well-Being of Children, Youth, and Families Amid Pandemic Recovery

Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services Announces Funding Availability for Community Partnership Agreements in Fiscal Year 2022

(ANNAPOLIS – February 2, 2021) – The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services today announced that their Children and Youth Division, on behalf of the Maryland Children’s Cabinet, has released a Notice of Funding Availability for Community Partnership Agreements for Fiscal Year 2022. The Children’s Cabinet, led by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, is making up to $16 million available from the Maryland’s Children’s Cabinet Interagency Fund to support and enhance programs and services for Maryland children and youth. Community Partnership Agreement funding is available to the Local Management Boards (LMBs) that serve Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.

“Our close partnerships with Local Management Boards have allowed the Children’s Cabinet to address many critical challenges to enhance the safety and well-being of the children, youth, and families of Maryland,” said Executive Director Glenn Fueston, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services. “The collaborative, multidisciplinary work is vital to mitigating the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences and other trauma impacting our children, youth, and families during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. It is our goal to work with all of our stakeholders, especially the Local Management Boards, to enhance safety and quality of life in our communities across the state, to give children brighter futures.”

The Children’s Cabinet prioritizes initiatives that seek to address trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences, promote racial equity, and improve health, economic stability, safety, and overall well-being of children, youth, and families according to local needs. The Children’s Cabinet focuses on: reducing the impact of parental incarceration on children, youth, families, and communities; reducing youth homelessness; improving outcomes for disconnected/opportunity youth; reducing childhood hunger; increasing opportunities for community-based programs and services for youth (including diversion); as well as preventing out-of-State placements. Research-based practices are strongly encouraged.

LMBs were established in the 1990s as part of a state and local collaboration committed to improving the well-being of Maryland’s children, youth, and families that focuses on results and accountability with support from the State. LMBs work with public and private agencies, local government, faith-based and civic organizations, families, youth, and community members to develop and implement a community plan for each jurisdiction. The plan includes strategies to improve outcomes for one or more of the State’s Child Well-Being Results:

  • Babies Born Healthy
  • Healthy Children
  • Children Enter School Ready to Learn
  • Children are Successful in School
  • Youth will Complete School
  • Youth have Opportunities for Employment or Career Readiness
  • Communities are Safe for Children, Youth and Families
  • Families are Economically Stable

The application deadline is April 9, 2021 For more information about this funding opportunity, see the Notice of Funding Availability.

About the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services
The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services serves as a coordinating office that advises the governor on criminal justice strategies. The office plans, promotes, and funds efforts with government entities, private organizations, and the community to advance public policy, enhance public safety, reduce crime and juvenile delinquency, and serve victims. Learn more by visiting our website at goccp.maryland.gov and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.