April 15, 2021

Rep. Neguse Announces $464,710,133 to Keep Colorado Child Care Providers on the Job, Lower Costs for Working Families

Funding from American Rescue Plan Rep. Neguse Helped Pass Will Help Child Care Providers Open Safely, Keep Workers on Payroll and Help Hardworking Families Cover Costs

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Neguse announced $464,710,133 today for Colorado child care providers to open safely, keep workers on the payroll and lower costs for hardworking families. 

“Hardworking Colorado families know that safe, affordable child care is essential to getting parents back to work and growing our economy,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. 

The funding comes as part of two programs Congressman Neguse helped create through the American Rescue Plan: 

  • $286,156,175 from the child care stabilization fund to help child care providers to reopen or stay open, provide safe and healthy learning environments, keep workers on payroll, and provide mental health supports for educators and children, and
  • $178,553,958 in more flexible funding for Colorado to make child care more affordable for more families, increase access to high-quality care for families receiving subsidies, increase compensation for early childhood workers, and meet other care needs in the state. 

The funding will go to the state, which will allocate it to specific providers and families.