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Program Description

  Children's Opportunity Alliance (COA)

Designated as Montgomery County's Early Care and Education Coordinating Entity on July 12, 2022 under Bill #42-21, the Children's Opportunity Alliance (COA), formerly the Children's Opportunity Fund (COF), under the auspice of the Greater Washington Community Foundation (GWCF), was charged with building an equitable, high-quality, accessible, and sustainable early childhood system to support the well-being of children and families in the County. The COA is also charged with identifying and impacting systemic inequities and structurally violent practices, and structures that create access barriers for vulnerable, racially, and ethnically diverse populations. The COA's charge is supported and directed by a 21 voting member board comprised of parents/guardians, center-based providers, family childcare providers, employers, philanthropy, non-profit organizations, Montgomery College, Universities at Shady Grove, and ex officio appointees from Montgomery County Public Schools, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Management and Budget, and County Council.

Program Contacts

Contact Eva Acevedo of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2763 for more information regarding the operating budget for the Non-Departmental Accounts.


Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved7283870.00
Enhance: Ongoing Community Engagement and Research Activities880000.00
Increase Cost: Three Percent Inflationary Adjustment to Non-Profit Service Provider Contracts244920.00
FY25 Recommended8408790.00