Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $100,000 in federal funding for Maryland Public Television (MPT) to develop personalized learning experiences for children, especially those in low-income communities.
Funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Ready to Learn (RTL) Grant Program.
“Maryland Public Television connects hundreds of thousands of Maryland families with educational programming in their homes and resources in their communities. As caregivers juggle the demands of distance learning, work and child care during this pandemic, providing free and accessible educational tools is all the more important. This investment will help Maryland Public Television continue its efforts to enrich lives and expand opportunity for all of our children,” said the lawmakers.
The RTL Grant Program helps enhance public television’s commitment to early childhood learning and expand its support for low-income families. These funds will enable MPT to maintain a robust network of engagement partnerships to increase early learning opportunities through public media, provide children with diverse resources and support families, caregivers and educators.