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Program Description

  Child Care Subsidies

The Child Care Subsidies program administers the County's Working Parents Assistance (WPA) program which provides child care subsidies for County residents who are over the income eligibility for the Maryland Child Care-Subsidy Program (CCSP) as well as supplemental payments for those in CCSP.

Program Contacts

Contact Dira Treadvance of the HHS - Children, Youth and Family Services at 240.777.1223 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of families authorized to receive a childcare subsidy 11,5181,6341,9602,1562,156
Percent of Childcare Benefit Dollars Paid 279%79%81%81%81%
1  Projections based on expectations that expanded eligibility criteria will continue to increase participation in subsidy in the short term, which will level off in the future.
2  This measure reflects invoices processed through July 2023. Please note that the percentage may increase as the program continues to receive and process FY23 invoices for payment. The projected amount for FY24-26 is based on an average of the last 3 years.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved19337116.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.357030.00
FY25 Recommended19694146.00