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Representative Troy Announces Additional Funding to Support Child Care Centers

November 21, 2023
Daniel P. Troy News

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COLUMBUS - State Representative Daniel P. Troy (D-Willowick) today encouraged eligible child care facilities to apply for the fourth round of child care stabilization grants. $200M in child care discretionary funding can be used for workforce recruitment and retention, expanding access, operating costs, or mental health and wellbeing of students and employees. Additionally, Representative Troy announced that the base rates for publicly funded child care will increase beginning February 4, 2024.

“I am pleased to announce this additional funding for child care centers. Too many of our working parents are unable to participate in the labor market because there is a lack of affordable, quality child care. This available grant money is a win for families, and a win for businesses that desperately need more workers,” said Representative Troy.  “Also, quality child care programs have proven to place our young children on a path towards positive learning outcomes.”

Representative Troy has stated in House Finance Committee Hearings that there needs to be more child care availability, especially to help single working mothers stay in or re-enter the workforce. He stressed during the operating budget process that this would help mitigate workplace shortages in numerous areas, especially in areas like home health care and other physical and mental health programs that are sorely in need of direct service providers.

Applications for the child care stabilization grants can be found on the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association website, by clicking here: Http://