Kentucky will get $2.4 billion in federal COVID-19 relief. Here’s what it pays for.

By John Cheves


▪ $67.2 million in Child Care and Development Block Grants to provide child care during the shutdown for the families of Kentucky’s essential workers. It also will provide some minimum level of financial aid to other child care centers that were ordered closed during the emergency.

This aid will prove inadequate for many of the nation’s child care centers, warns the Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington. Recent research shows that only 30 percent of 6,000 child care centers surveyed would be able to survive a closure of more than two weeks without “substantial” financial support, the center said.


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