NH child care providers see new COVID relief package as critical
By Michael Mortensen
While an agreement has been reached on the child care provision in the framework for a relief package, the bill has not been finalized. If Congress does pass the bill, and President Donald Trump signs it, the $10 billion that Shaheen’s COVID emergency relief framework contains for child care would be allocated to the states using the existing formula that is used for the Child Care and Development Block Grant program.
The National Women’s Law Center and the Center for Law and Social Policy found that it would take nearly $10 billion per month to keep the child care system afloat during the pandemic. Congress has already appropriated $3.5 billion for child care in the first CARES Act.
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