Optimizing Distribution of American Rescue Plan Funds To Stabilize Child Care

May 18, 2021 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas

On April 15, 2021, the Biden administration made the largest-ever investment in American child care, releasing a historic $39 billion from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act to states.1 This investment was made in response to the extraordinary and immediate needs of the child care industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ARP2 provided funding to states, tribes, and territories3 to help child care providers meet their immediate financial needs, preventing some programs from closing their doors for good and allowing others to reopen.