Gov. Evers, DCF Secretary Amundson Announce $50 Million for Additional Child Care Counts Payments for Early Care and Education
Gov. Tony Evers, with Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Emilie Amundson announced $50 million in funding for an additional round of Child Care Counts payments for early care and education. Read the complete press release here.
“Throughout our public health emergency, Wisconsin has been a leader in prioritizing the needs of the early care and education community,” said Gov. Evers. “We know what’s best for kids is best for our state, and we have to connect the dots by making sure our families have access to safe, affordable, and high-quality child care so more people can remain in our workforce.”
The Child Care Counts: COVID-19 Supplementary Payment Program – Round 2 has similar criteria to the most recent awards. It consists of two programs targeted at the current challenges early care and education providers face. The application period runs October 26 through November 6. Applications and program eligibility details will be available on DCF’s website starting October 26, 2020 with the application window closing November 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.