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Gov. Cuomo announces nearly $89 million in CARES Act funding for child care support

Gov. Cuomo announces nearly $88.6 million in CARES Act funding for childcare support statewide
Posted at 8:43 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 08:43:59-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that nearly $89 million will be used to support child care programs statewide.

According to Gov. Cuomo's office

  • $20 million will go toward child care scholarships for children of essential workers
  • $20 million will be made available for rental assistance for child care programs, displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • $20 million would support grants to reopen programs that had to close because of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The additional $28.6 million will provide grants to child care providers to expand

"Child care is essential to getting people back to work and continuing our New York Forward economic reopening," Governor Cuomo said. "Every working parent deserves the peace of mind that goes with having a quality child care program where their child can grow and learn in a space that has been adapted to meet the health and safety requirements of this extraordinary time. I urge child care providers to take advantage of this grant opportunity to help ensure the health and safety of the children in their care."

Child care providers may provide for funding here.