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Governor Cuomo announces federal funding to expand child care assistance program

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WROC Staff
Publication Date: 
10 Dec 2019


A total of $20 million in federal funding is going toward the expansion of the Child Care Assistance program in New York State. Governo Andrew Cuomo made the announcement on Tuesday.

The funding will be administered by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and it will be used for funding for child care services through September 2021.

“No family should have to choose between working or having quality child care and no employer should lose workforce productivity due to a lack of affordable child care,” Governor Cuomo said. “Investing in child care subsidies helps low-income families access regulated child care so they can go to their jobs knowing that their children are well cared for. Child care is as essential to our state’s economy as it is to parents’ peace of mind.” 

Monroe County will be receiving $2 million. Ontario will be receiving $500,000.

Included in the article is a breakdown of all counties that are receiving funding.