Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services Announces Funding Availability for Community Partnership Agreements in Fiscal Year 2021
Management Boards (LMBs) that serve Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions.
Funding Availability for Community Partnership Agreements in Fiscal Year 2021
The Division of Children and Youth, on behalf of the Maryland Children’s Cabinet, has released a Notice of Funding Availability for Community Partnership Agreements for Fiscal Year 2021. Children and Youth, a division of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, is making more than $18 million available from Maryland’s Children’s Cabinet Interagency Fund to support and enhance programs and services for Maryland’s children and youth. Community Partnership Agreement funding is available to the Local “Local Management Boards understand the unique needs of communities in Maryland, and which programs will move the needle on issues impacting the well-being of children, youth and families,” said Glenn Fueston, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services. “Programs and strategies funded by the Local Management Boards with Children’s Cabinet Interagency Funds improve health, education, economic, and social outcomes, while also ensuring accountability and making Maryland safer.”
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 Safe and Economically Stable
Maryland has been recognized twice for its Children’s Cabinet and LMBs, which align their priorities and collaborative efforts with local needs. Funding priorities for the Children’s Cabinet include improving outcomes for disconnected youth, increasing trauma-informed services, reducing out-of-state placements, addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences, reducing the impact of parental incarceration on children, families, and communities, expanding juvenile justice diversion opportunities, and reducing childhood hunger, as well as youth homelessness.
The application deadline is April 1, 2020. For more information about this funding opportunity, see the Notice of Funding Availability.