Mon. Mar 27th, 2023
Temporary changes in eligibility is making it possible for Low-Income Missouri Families to qualify for child care assistance.
The Missouri Department of Social Services says the state has received nearly $66 Million dollars to help both the childcare providers and the families who need it the most.
The CARES Act child care plan for the state will also benefit providers who continue to support the needs of working families with additional funding.
Here’s the full press release below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2020
Missouri to Receive $66 Million for Child Care Assistance, $1.5 Million for Food Banks Under Federal CARES Act
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Parson announced that Missouri will receive $66 million for child care assistance and $1.5 million for food banks under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Governor Parson was joined by Missouri Department of Social Services Acting Director Jennifer Tidball and Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard Brigadier General Levon Cumpton.
Child Care Assistance
Missouri will receive $66 million under the CARES Act Child Care Plan, allowing the Department of Social Services (DSS) to expand child care assistance to low-income families and support child care providers.
Temporary changes in some eligibility guidelines for the Child Care Subsidy and Transitional Child Care Subsidy programs will make it possible for more low-income Missouri families to qualify for child care assistance. Some families will also see an increase in benefits under the Transitional Child Care Subsidy program.
The CARES Act Child Care Plan also provides special assistance to child care providers who continue to support the needs of working families during COVID-19.
CARES Act Child Care Plan Benefits for Low-income Families:
CARES Act Child Care Plan Benefits for Child Care Providers:
Child care providers interested in CARES Act Child Care Plan benefits should visit the DSS COVID-19 information web page. More information can be found under the “Child Care” section.