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$30M more available for childcare providers in ‘deserts’ across New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul says $30 million in additional federal funding is available to support child care programs in childcare deserts.

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Hochul says that the funds will help existing childcare providers expand, and allow new providers to enter the equation.

“As a young mom, I had to leave my job due to lack of access to child care, so I know how important this lifeline is for working parents,” Governor Hochul said. “This funding will help expand the availability of quality child care for New Yorkers and remove child care deserts across New York State. With our historic $7 billion investment in child care as part of the State Budget, we will continue to provide parents with this much-needed support as part of our economic recovery.”

The funds can be used for an array of costs like personnel expenses, supporting staff expenses related to COVID-19, rent or mortgage payments, as well as training.



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