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May 5, 2021

Child Care Assistance Funds in the American Rescue Plan

Child care providers across Missouri have faced unprecedented financial and logistical challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading many to close temporarily or permanently. Without additional fiscal support, many Missouri children & families could be left without
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Missouri’s Child Care Assistance Program Primer

Access to high quality, affordable childcare not only creates a solid foundation for children to thrive but is also an essential component of developing a strong workforce. The Missouri Child Care Assistance Program offsets the costs of childcare for working families with low
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TANF Emergency Pandemic Assistance

The American Rescue Plan (ARP), signed into law March 11th, includes $1 billion dollars in Pandemic Emergency Assistance (PEA) funds that can be used to help families with the lowest incomes address immediate hardship or cover additional expenses related to the pandemic. Over
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TANF Chartbook 2021

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance is designed to help lift families and children out of poverty. What’s more, boosting the income of families with low wages has been shown to improve children’s academic performance, as well as economic and
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