NEW YORK STATE (WSYR-TV) — A total of $20 million in federal funding is going toward the expansion of the Child Care Assistance program in New York State. Governo Andrew Cuomo made the announcement on Tuesday.
The funding will be administered by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and it will be used for funding for child care services through September 2021.
“No family should have to choose between working or having quality child care and no employer should lose workforce productivity due to a lack of affordable child care,” Governor Cuomo said. “Investing in child care subsidies helps low-income families access regulated child care so they can go to their jobs knowing that their children are well cared for. Child care is as essential to our state’s economy as it is to parents’ peace of mind.”
Onondaga County will be receiving $1 million dollars, as will Oneida County.
Below is a breakdown of all counties that are receiving funding.
|County or Local Social Service District||Award Amount|
|Administration for Children’s Services – New York City||$5,000,000|
More from NewsChannel 9:
- Boeheim scores 21 as Syracuse beats Pittsburgh 69-61
- No. 6 Louisville rolls Clemson 80-62 for 6th straight win
- Georgia Tech’s late rally leads to upset over NC State 64-58
- Get inked at the 34th annual AM-Jam Tattoo Expo
- Raising the bar in Robotics: Liverpool Central School District hosts first competition for middle school students
For more local news, follow NewsChannel 9 on Twitter @NewsChannel9