stimulus money is flowing into Vermont to help low-income families keep their jobs. Almost $3 million will go toward subsidizing child care over the next two
years. The money is targeted to low-income families.
As part of VPR’s on-going series
tracking federal stimulus money, we spoke with Steve Dale. He’s the
commissioner of the state’s Department of Children and Families, and we asked
him exactly where nearly $3 million in federal money for child care subsidies will end up,
care providers are staging a “virtual strike” across Vermont for the rest of the week. They
say they want to highlight the importance of quality child care to the state’s
economy – and how much families struggle to pay for it.
Ross Sneyd reports.