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Program Description

  Children's Opportunity Fund

The Children's Opportunity Fund (COF) NDA 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 Policy Leadership 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 Policy Leadership 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 Kathleen Hynes of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2767 for more information regarding the operating budget for the Non-Departmental Accounts.


Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved3750000.00
Enhance: Imagination Library Partnership in Montgomery County500000.00
FY23 Approved4250000.00