NC Governor Roy Cooper has just announced a massive new plan to give over $800 million to child care programs in North Carolina.
According to a press release from the state, “the North Carolina Child Care Stabilization Grants, made possible by funding from the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act, will support working families with access to high-quality, affordable child care.”
“The past year has emphasized how critical early child care is for children’s development and parents who need to work. This help for quality child care will get more parents back into the workforce,” commented Roy Cooper. “Available and accessible child care is a critical component of a sound basic education for our children.”
The new program will provide individual grants ranging from $3,000 to $60,000 per quarter based on each program’s size.
NC-based Child care directors can apply on the NCDHHS website here starting today.