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New York State awarded $900M to shore up the Child Care Industry



ALBANY, N.Y. (News10) – New York Condition has awarded $900 million in Baby Care Stabilization Grants to kid care systems statewide. The grants are element of a $2.3 billion package deal of investments in New York State’s baby treatment industry funded by the federal American Rescue Plan Act and Coronavirus Reaction and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

According to OCFS money are to cover the expenditures of personnel, lease or mortgage, utilities, facility servicing or improvements, individual protective equipment, and provides desired in reaction to COVID-19. Merchandise and solutions OCFS stated to retain or resume child treatment services, mental wellness supports for little ones and personnel, overall health and safety teaching for team, and additional.  

“I commend Governor Hochul for her motivation to investing in youngster care and supporting an market that supports all other companies. This is a prolonged-overdue recognition of the foundational function little one treatment performs in our financial state,” OCFS Commissioner Sheila J. Poole said. “I appear forward to our continued endeavours to reopen, rebuild and revitalize baby treatment in New York Point out to guidance each and every working household who relies upon it.” 

The Place of work of Small children and Loved ones Products and services (OCFS) awarded funding to almost 15,000 eligible child care vendors around 4 months, from August through November. Baby care companies in the 10 areas of New York Point out were awarded the following amounts in Stabilization Grant funding: 

Capital Region   $31,222,838  
Central New York   23,727,800  
Finger Lakes   37,166,926  
Extended Island   118,922,360  
Mid-Hudson   88,662,338  
Mohawk Valley   11,837,200  
New York City   519,816,612  
North Country   12,864,900  
Southern Tier   19,023,136  
Western New York   37,547,618  
TOTAL   $900,791,728

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