ACF Releases Updated State Factsheets Showing That the American Rescue Plan Is Helping More Than 220,000 Child Care Programs and Is Affecting As Many As 9.6 Million Children
Today, the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), released updated state factsheets and national data on the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Child Care Stabilization Program.
As of December 31, 2022, the ARP Child Care Stabilization Program had served more than 220,000 child care providers, affecting as many as 9.6 million children. Providers are using awards to help with operational costs like wages and benefits, rent and utilities, program materials and supplies, and cleaning and sanitation. Stabilization grants are still being distributed to child care providers in some states and territories.
In the United States the following has been done:
- Assistance has been provided to more than 8 out of every 10 licensed child care centers across the country.
- In most states, funding has assisted child care providers in at least 98 percent of counties with a persistent poverty rate.
- The average child care center award size has been about $140,000 so far, and child care providers have most commonly used these funds to pay for personnel costs to keep programs staffed.
- The average award size for family child care providers has been about $23,000 so far, and providers have most commonly used these funds to assist with rent, utilities, and mortgage payments to help ensure that programs stay open.
For state-by-state profiles of the ARP Child Care Stabilization Program, click on this Web link. For a national profile of the ARP Child Care Stabilization Program, click on this Web link.
Office of Child Care
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mary E. Switzer Building, Fourth Floor, MS 4425
330 C Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
General office number: (202) 690-6782
Fax: (202) 690-5600
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