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September 10, 2020
Gov. Murphy Visits Edgar Learning Center to Announce $250M Child Care Initiative
On August 28th, Governor Murphy visited Edgar Learning Center to announce that he is dedicating $250 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide support to families with school-age children and supporting the re-opening of child care centers. The State's Department of Human Services will provide subsidies for children ages 5-13 through the end of 2020. The Child Care Subsidy Program is available for families with children with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level who meet program criteria. The Department of Human Services will also create a new $150 million program to provide child care support to New Jersey families who are not eligible for the state Child Care Subsidy Program, but who are in need of either full or part-time child care due to their child’s school’s remote learning schedule. This assistance will be available through the end of 2020 for families with children, 5 to 13 years old, with annual incomes below $75,000. the other component of the funding will go toward the reopening and sustainability of child care centers, including supplemental payments of $75 per subsidy-eligible child per month.
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