State Implementation of the Historic COVID Child Care Relief and Stabilization Funds   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "The American Rescue Plan (ARP), which passed Congress on March 10 and will be signed by President Biden upon receipt, includes several critical supports for families related to nutrition, child poverty, health care, mental health, and 'more' [hyperlink]. It also includes desperately needed funding to stabilize and save the child care industry from collapse and ensure that families can access child care as the nation continues to battle and recover from the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. States can use 'these funds' [hyperlink] to help families with low incomes and essential workers afford child care, as well as help child care providers reopen, cover past pandemic-related expenses, and pay their operating costs. While the impact of the pandemic has been devastating to the whole child care and early education field, as states prepare to disburse these funds quickly, effectively, and equitably, they must take stock to fully understand and consider their policy choices."

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