New Hampshire Governor: $20 Million for Child Care Programs

New Hampshire Governor: $20 Million for Child Care Programs

Concord, NH (STL.News) Governor Chris Sununu announced that the NH Department of Health and Human Services received nearly $20 million from the federal government as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) to support child care programs across the state.

“All throughout the pandemic, we have worked hard to ensure that our child care programs have remained open, supporting New Hampshire families with this critical service,” said Governor Chris Sununu.  “Child care programs have offered much stability and a sense of normalcy for many of NH’s children, and the state has supported the needs of the industry through the pandemic with innovative, record level funding streams.  This additional infusion of funds will assist in the continued stabilization of child care programs.”

The funding will be distributed to Family Child Care Providers, Child Care Centers, and Licensed-Exempt individual providers to support their operations as they continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.  For Child Care Centers, awards will be based on the following formula:

  • Number of classrooms
  • Number of staff directly serving children and families at least 51% of the time
  • Percent of children enrolled and receiving the NH Child Care Scholarship

The funding formula takes into account programs’ support to families who may be vulnerable, and those who may be working in jobs critical to NH’s economy, such as health care, long-term care, hospitality, and retail. 

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