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How states can spend $10 billion for child care well, wisely & with urgency

To address the current instability of the child care industry, it is critical that states spend these new funds as quickly as possible, in ways that are designed to ensure that providers have the supports they need to continue to operate, and that families have access to the child care settings that will best support them and their children, all while addressing racial and other inequities in the system that the pandemic has exacerbated and made more apparent. While guidance has not yet been released by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the language of the law is very similar to the CARES Act, and includes explicit language around flexibility, noting the following allowable uses of funds: (author abstract)
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