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Report shows addtional $200 milllion matched for federal child aid grant

A December report by the Child Care Bureau shows that money matched under the Child Care and Development Block Grant helped approximately 53,200 additional children last year.

In the 2006 fiscal year, states received an additional $200 million in federal matching funds, according to the Center for Law and Social Policy.

That means the average monthly number of children served increased from $1.75 million in 2005 to $1.80 million in 2006.

To see how your state fared,  check out the State-by-State Child Care Spending and Participation in 2005 website, and click on your state in the picture like the map below.

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December 12, 2007 Posted by | Kid Concerns, Money Matters | , , , | 2 Comments

State helps low-income Hoosiers pay for child care

This week, Indiana kicks up its efforts to make sure parents on welfare have affordable child care.

To help low-income families balance work and parenthood, the state is picking up the bill. This month, The Indianapolis Star reports state officials put $10 million toward child care vouchers for thousands of children whose parents are working to get off welfare.

October 7, 2007 Posted by | Initiatives, Kid Concerns | , , , , | Leave a comment