Pennsylvania

Tens of Thousands of Child Care Workers Eligible for $600 Grants in Pa.

The $600 payments will be made available through the child care facilities, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's administration says

NBC Universal, Inc.

What to Know

  • Employees of licensed child care facilities in Pennsylvania will be eligible for a one-time, $600 grant to reward them for providing a valuable service through the pandemic. Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Wednesday that the money is from federal programs.
  • About $20 million is available, and could provide grants to as many as 33,000 child care workers, the administration said.
  • It will replace this year’s grants from a program designed to boost the pay of highly qualified early childhood education teachers.

Employees of licensed child care facilities in Pennsylvania will be eligible for a one-time, $600 grant to reward them for providing a valuable service through the pandemic, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Wednesday.

Wolf's administration said the money is coming from a federal government program that subsidizes child care costs and leftover money initially targeted for child care providers in coronavirus relief aid legislation approved last spring by Congress.

About $20 million is available, and could provide grants to as many as 33,000 child care workers, the administration said.

Eligible employees must have been employed by a licensed child care provider on Jan. 1, earn a gross salary of no more than $70,000 and work a minimum of 20 hours per week at the child care facility.

It will replace this year’s grants from a program designed to boost the pay of highly qualified early childhood education teachers. That program previously provided payments of about $1,000 to $3,000 to approximately 9,000 child care employees, the administration said.

The grants will be made available through the child care facilities, the administration said. Applications must be submitted to local early learning resource centers and issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Coronavirus Pandemic

Full coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak and how it impacts you

President Biden to End COVID-19 Emergencies on May 11

The Covid Pandemic Drives Pfizer's 2022 Revenue to a Record $100 Billion

Pennsylvania last year distributed $220 million in federal coronavirus aid to child care facilities hit hard by the pandemic, and expects to receive a share of an additional $10 billion in emergency pandemic aid approved by Congress last month to support child care.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us