Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland

Rewards a portion of $7 million in Local Management Council funding this year to support children, youth and families in the City of Baltimore

Annapolis, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that $3.5 million has been awarded to the local Baltimore Family League Board of Management to support the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund. The funding is in addition to the $3.6 million that was awarded in July, bringing this year’s investment in the local Baltimore City Council to more than $7 million.

“Local management councils connect Marylanders to essential services like after-school programs, school-based health care and other community initiatives,” Governor Hogan said. “Supporting these councils increases stability in communities across the state and advances our commitment to making Maryland a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

Since 2015, the Hogan administration has allocated more than $160 million in funding to support local management councils throughout Maryland. Councils empower local authorities to plan, implement and monitor service programs for organizations that serve children, youth and families. Earlier this year, the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services awarded $23 million to local management councils across the state.

“Over the past seven years, our office has continuously implemented Maryland’s Local Management Councils,” said Kunle Adeyemo, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services. “When councils are successful in accomplishing their mission, Marylanders can live healthier, safer, and more prosperous lives through the essential services they receive.”

Support for local management councils is led by Maryland’s Children’s Cabinet, which prioritizes programs that address trauma and negative childhood experiences, promote racial equity, and improve health, economic stability, security and the general well-being of children, youth and families according to local needs. The firm focuses on reducing the impact of parental incarceration on children, families and communities; reduce youth homelessness; improving outcomes for at-risk youth; reducing child hunger; increase opportunities for community programs and services for youth; as well as the prevention of out-of-state residential placements.

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