Pascrell Announces $63 Million in Childcare Grants for NJ
Critical grants will provide much needed relief for parents, caregivers
Paterson, NJ, April 15, 2020
PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $63,058,005 to New Jersey to support child care facilities and services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep. Pascrell and House Democrats fought to include this funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act last month.
“It is imperative during this crisis that we continue to support our nation’s child care services,” said Rep. Pascrell. “We fought to include this funding in the CARES Act so that the children of health care workers, first responders, and essential personnel will be cared for while their parents keep our country moving. This funding today will aid our state’s vital child care providers so that they may continue doing the important and noble work of caring for our children.”
Even as he abides by social distancing guidelines, Rep. Pascrell has remained in constant contact with federal agencies to secure critical federal funding for New Jersey coronavirus response efforts. Yesterday he announced $157,000 in coronavirus relief funding for Teterboro Airport. He also announced recently $14.6M in emergency housing and urban development grants for local governments to ensure that our underserved neighbors needs are met during the pandemic.