Montana allocates $50M to bolster child care amid pandemic
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is allocating $50 million to increase the availability of child care in response to COVID-19.
The funding comes from the $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus relief aid the state received.
A total of $30 million will be distributed in grants to providers who care for school-age children out of school time.
An additional $10 million will be allocated to families with health needs and special needs requiring in-home care.
Finally, $8 million will be divided among all licensed and registered childcare facilities in the state.