Federal relief funding allocated to childcare facilities as industry struggles across Kentucky

For many months, childcare providers and the business community have expressed grave concerns about the impact COVID-19 has had on the childcare industry as providers across the state have had to close their doors due to new restrictions and struggles with cash flow.

“It’s been a difficult year for child care. The coronavirus closed all licensed, certified and registered facilities and impacted children, families and employees of these facilities as well as the owners of these businesses,” Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander said Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the Beshear administration announced they are allocating $20 million of federal CARES Act funds – equating to $130 per child – for registered and licensed child care facilities.

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