$10 million in funding announced for Montana child care facilities

HELENA- Montana child care providers are eligible for funding through the CARES Act Child Care and Development Block Grants.

The $10 million in federal CARES Act funding was announced Wednesday, and is to provide support for existing child care providers, assistance for low-income families participating in the Best Beginnings Scholarship Program and will fund emergency temporary childcare for essential workers.

Funding going towards existing licensed and registered childcare providers can be used to continue pating staff or go toward increasing sanitation and other measures to open safely.