Congress approves billions more in Covid relief for schools and colleges

By John Fensterwald


About $10 billion will go to child care programs, which states can use the same way the CARES Act funding was used, to help providers pay for additional supplies and operating costs due to Covid-19 and to help subsidize the cost of child care for some families, including essential workers and low-income families. About $1 billion would come to California, according to an estimate by the Center for Law and Social Policy. Some of the state’s plans for helping child care programs to survive Covid-19 rely on federal funding. The bill also includes $250 million nationwide to help Head Start programs that serve infants, toddlers and preschoolers from low-income families.

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