Congress can take action right now to help families find and afford high-quality child care and support child care centers.
Last spring, Congress delivered an historic increase in funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) at a critical time for children and families in Kentucky. The Bevin Administration is utilizing the additional $42 million to cover identified gaps in access to high-quality child care, including increase provider payment rates, increase eligibility at re-certification so that parents do not suddenly lose child care assistance when they get a promotion or better paying job, remove a 20-hour work requirement for parents enrolled in post-secondary education or training, pay for background checks, and cover child care assistance for children in foster care.
Congress is working right now to decide how much money to allocate to child care for the next year. Contact your U.S. Senators and member of Congress to ask for an increase in CCDBG funding for 2020. Families deserve child care options that work for them and their budget, and child care assistance is essential for helping families access the high-quality, affordable care they need.
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