Frederick commissioners look at eliminating county grant-funded programs

Subtitle: Head Start was the first to go, more possibly to follow
Source: Gazette
Author: Sherry Greenfield
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Date Published: 07/07/2011

Head Start will likely not be the only grant-funded program to get axed by Frederick County commissioners to reduce the size of government. Commissioners are looking at all programs funded by federal and state grants in which the county provides a matching share of money. In the case of Head Start, the federal government put in $2.1 million and the county another $2.3 million, a funding match it was not required to make to keep the program running.