New York State has allocated $100 million to build and expand child care capacity in areas with the least supply. Utilizing funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), child care desert funding represents an unprecedented opportunity and investment to build capacity and strengthen the state’s economy, by addressing the issues that impact businesses including chronic absence, productivity reductions and turnover due to inadequate options for quality child care in the most needed parts of the state. OCFS is pleased to announce the attached grant opportunity for new child care providers who are opening programs. The complete Request for Applications document with all the details and eligibility can be found at: https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/childcare/deserts.
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