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White House Releases Funding For Child Care Industry

Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky receive millions of dollars to help with early childhood educators and family child care providers.

Posted: Apr 15, 2021 12:31 PM
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 1:07 PM

Child care centers struggling to stay open may have received federal hope.

On Thursday, the White House has announced that $39 billion dollars from the American Rescue Plan will head to states to help address issues in child care centers.

According to the White House, these funds will go to early childhood educators and family child care providers to help keep their doors open.

"These providers have been on the frontlines caring for the children of essential workers and support parents, especially mothers, who want to get back to work," the White House said in a statement.

Every state recieved money, including:

- Illinois / $1,293,125,451

- Indiana / $877,285,766

- Kentucky / $763,372,058

The Biden Administration wants the money to help thousands of child care centers and child care providers to stay open, help suppot a safe and health learning environment for more than five millions children, and provide access for parents to affordable care.

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