Michigan Pledges $130 Million to Keep Child Care Providers Open

Chalkbeat Detroit | Koby Levin

“This should be the beginning, not the end, of investments in a child care system that was struggling before this public health emergency…With a clearer picture than ever of the importance of child care and an influx of billions of dollars in federal money, we need to make sure the needs of kids and working parents, especially those with lower incomes, remain paramount.”

The State of Michigan is making over $100 million available to child care centers during the coronavirus outbreak, in an effort to keep this essential industry afloat. Child care providers can apply for grants directly from the Michigan Department of Education.

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