Missouri to Receive $66 Million for Child Care Assistance, $1.5 Million for Food Banks Under Federal CARES Act
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Parson announced that Missouri
will receive $66 million for child care assistance and $1.5 million for food banks under the federal
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Governor Parson was joined by Missouri Department of Social Services Acting Director Jennifer Tidball
and Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard Brigadier General Levon Cumpton.
Child Care Assistance
Missouri will receive $66 million under the CARES Act Child Care Plan, allowing the Department of
Social Services (DSS) to expand child care assistance to low-income families and support child care
Temporary changes in some eligibility guidelines for the Child Care Subsidy and Transitional Child Care
Subsidy programs will make it possible for more low-income Missouri families to qualify for child care
assistance. Some families will also see an increase in benefits under the Transitional Child Care Subsidy
The CARES Act Child Care Plan also provides special assistance to child care providers who continue to
support the needs of working families during COVID-19.
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