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Excerpts from press release:
The report shows that Ohio stands to gain $218 million in child care assistance if Congress increases funding for CCDBG by $6 billion over the next five years. Congress is expected to vote on that proposal in the coming weeks.
Report makes the following points:
- Most low- and moderate-income families in Ohio need assistance to afford quality care for their kids.
- If an increase of $6 billion in CCDBG funding is not approved, Ohio would lose the opportunity to serve 3,300 additional children a year from low - and moderate-income families.
- Research proves that programs putting kids in touch with caring adults during the after-school hours cut crime and help kids learn the skills and values necessary to become contributing adults.
- Law enforcement professionals are nearly unanimous in their support of educational child care and after-school programs as a means to prevent crime and violence.