December 14, 2021

Federal Relief Funds for Child Care: What it Means for MA

Over the last two years, the federal government has spent trillions of dollars to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and spur an equitable economic recovery. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act), and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provided relief for households, businesses, and states and local governments. As a part of those packages, $51 billion was directed towards supporting the child care sector through supplementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and providing Child Care Stabilization Funds. This influx of funding was a historic and critical investment for a system in crisis.