State providing $100 million to address child care shortage
The state is providing $100 million in funding to address the shortage of child care facilities.
This includes $50 million in capital funding to construct new child care centers, add child care programs or expand existing centers, Gov. Kathy Hochul said. Another $50 million is set aside for tax credits for businesses to create or expand child care options for their employees – either directly or by contracting a third party.
“Quality child care is critical to our families, providing a safe environment for children and an educational foundation for the next generation of New Yorkers,”Hochul said in a news release. “Far too often, working families struggle to find programs in their communities. Since taking office, I have remained committed to responding to the concerns of our families by continuing to develop new programs that meet the increasing needs for child care services across our state.”