September 07, 2022

Innovative Federal Relief Spending on Child Care: How Massachusetts Stacks Up

Over the last two years, the child care industry has been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Child care closures, labor shortages, and changing workforce patterns have upended a system that was already in crisis due to high costs and limited access. To help address these challenges, states and localities received an unprecedented amount of federal dollars to help the industry recover. Investments were made through new and existing federal programs such as the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), the Child Care Stabilization Fund, and the Fiscal Recovery Fund (FRF).