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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 access to quality, affordable childcare.

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides more than $721.8 million in funding to support Missouri’s child care system and families who rely on child care to go to work, school, and to provide quality early learning to Missouri’s children.

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