Funding available to help child care providers

To help ensure child care services remain strong, the state’s Department of Social Services is making funding available to support child care programs and the families they serve. 

Department of Social Services Cabinet Secretary Laurie Gill said that child care providers are crucial to keeping the state’s economy robust and the department wants to help ensure they remain a part of area communities.

DSS received 25-million dollars from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act to support stabilization of child care programs and continue services for the families they serve. 

Payments to providers are based on program size and the number of children in attendance. The funding is available to child care providers registered and licensed by the Department of Social Services. Eligible providers are being notified directly of the opportunity and will have until July 23rd to submit their application for funding.