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Program Description

  Children's Opportunity Fund

The Children's Opportunity Fund (COF) Non-Departmental Account was established in partnership with the Greater Washington Community Foundation in May 2016. COF provides funding to support policy priorities that address the social determinants that impact the achievement gap for vulnerable children and the barriers faced by their families. The Fund is supported by a Leadership Working Group made up of the County Executive, the Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) Superintendent, a member of the Board of Education, and a member of the County Council. This Leadership Working Group is staffed by the Executive Director of COF and will advise the Fund's Steering Committee on policy priorities relating to children at risk of not succeeding in school, for the purpose of advising and guiding the Steering Committee in making recommendations for the Fund. The Fund will direct resources to County inter-agency and cross system collaborations, promote public-private partnerships, and identify new funding sources in collaboration with the Community Foundation to aggressively close the achievement gap in Montgomery County and impact the social-economic determinants that affect outcomes for children and their families.

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 Budget Changes

FY23 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved2550000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.294510.00
FY23 Recommended2844510.00