ARP Child Care Stabilization Funding State Fact Sheets
Child care programs operate on razor-thin margins, and the COVID-19 pandemic devastated the sector because of increased service costs, unstable enrollment, and a workforce shortage. Child care stabilization funds provided in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) have served more than 200,000 child care providers, impacting as many as 9.5 million children. Providers are using awards to help with operational costs like wages and benefits, rent and utilities, program materials and supplies, and cleaning and sanitation. The ARP Child Care Stabilization program has been critical to helping child care centers and family child care providers reopen or remain open, preventing more child care staff from leaving the profession, and increasing child care options for working parents. These fact sheets from the Administration for Children and Families are new state-by-state profiles that include the total number of child care providers assisted in each state and territory as of June 30, 2022.
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