Gov. Wolf plans to distribute $175M to child care providers across Pennsylvania

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Source: Pennsylvania Official Government Website

Governor Tom Wolf said his administration is planning to distribute more than $175 million to child care providers across Pennsylvania.

This is the third round of distribution to support Pennsylvania’s child care industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic that left millions of people struggling. The state distributed $53 million in July and $51 million in June to provide financial support to child care providers licensed by the Department of Human Services’ Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

Gov. Wolf is providing financial support to child care providers statewide using some of the funding Pennsylvania from the federal government under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The state received $3.9 billion under the federal law to help those who are economically suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Wolf believes a healthy economy requires a strong child care industry

In a statement, Gov. Wolf said, “Pennsylvania has made significant investments to preserve our child care sector to keep providers open and available to working families, but we know that child care providers remain vulnerable to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.”