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State Plans and Actions

Many state advocates are working proactively to make sure rescue plan state relief funds are used for maximum benefit to children and their families. Together, broad coalitions in more and more states are seizing the opportunity not only to target the funding, but also to scale, innovate, and expand capacity.

MULTISTATE PLANS AND ACTIONS

ALABAMA

ARKANSAS

COLORADO

(04/13/2021) Colorado’s Planned Use of CRRSA Funds, Colorado Children’s Campaign

CONNECTICUT

DELAWARE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

(04/07/2021) Recommendations to the Mayor, Co-signed by 29 District Organizations

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

(05/17/2021) Guidance – ACCESS – Awarding Child Care Education Scholarship Supplements, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL)

ILLINOIS

INDIANA

KANSAS

LOUISIANA

MAINE

(07/19/2021) State Fiscal Recovery Fund legislation allocates funds to promote early childhood infrastructure. 

MASSACHUSETTS

(12/21/2021) New Commonwealth Cares for Children formula will be used to distribute ARPA Child Care Stabilization funds to support early education and care providers, Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care

(10/20/2021) Allies Press Release on ARP Implementation, Strategies for Children

MICHIGAN

(06/11/2021) Guidance – Child Care Federal Funds Briefing Document, Michigan Department of Education

(03/25/2021) Recommendation –  Ensuring Quality Care for All Children in the State Budget, Michigan’s Children

MISSISSIPPI

MISSOURI

NEVADA

NEW MEXICO

(07/01/2021) New Mexico Announces First of Its Kind Child Care Cost Estimation Model to Inform Subsidy Rates and Expanded Child Care Assistance Eligibility Criteria, Office of the Governor

NEW YORK

NORTH CAROLINA

OHIO

(12/01/2021) $150 Million in Grants Announced to Support Child Care, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

OREGON

PENNSYLVANNIA

Pennsylvania (04/09/21) How to Use American Rescue Act Funds to Help Students, Public Citizens for Children and Youth 

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH DAKOTA

(07/2021) ARP Act Funding Proposals, Early Learner South Dakota 

(07/2021) ARP Additional Recommendations, Early Learner South Dakota 

TENNESSEE

TEXAS

VERMONT

WASHINGTON

WEST VIRGINIA

WYOMING

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