Child Care Funding Released in American Rescue Plan

April 19, 2021

On April 15, 2021, President Joe Biden announced the release of $39 billion in child care relief funds to provide relief for child care providers and provide support for families that need help affording child care.

Many child care providers face the possibility of permanent closure due to decreased enrollment and to the higher costs of mitigating the coronavirus spread. Child care offers families the dual benefit of early childhood education for young children and support for working parents. As many mothers have been forced out of the labor force in the wake of the COVID-19 health emergency, child care is a critical support for our economic recovery.

On March 11, 2021, the president signed a $1.9 trillion emergency relief bill - the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) - aimed at providing economic relief to the nation’s families, workers and businesses.  

Read the press release to learn more.