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California to receive $3.8 billion in federal cash to help childcare providers

By Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media

Help is on the way for childcare providers in California -- an industry rocked by widespread closures with surviving operators burdened by the weight of sharp increases in their operating costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But those companies offering babysitting and other related services will soon receive an infusion of much-needed monetary aid from the federal government.

On April 15, the Biden Administration announced the release of $39 billion in direct funding allocated for childcare providers in the American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law on March 11.


California U.S. Congressmember Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) welcomed the President’s announcement.