Stimulus money continues to make its way to Vermont, in the form of $700 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Working parents should benefit from that money. The state is in the process of allocating almost $3 million over the next two years for child care subsidies. That’s money available to low-income families for child care…so parents can keep working and know their children are being cared for.
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 this particular federal money will end up, and what it’s designed to do.
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