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What is the American Families Plan?

President Biden recently announced the American Families Plan, a $1.8 trillion investment in children and families over the next 10 years. Together with the American Jobs Plan and American Rescue Plan, the American Families Plan is set to help families recover from the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and existing gaps across our…

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Food Program News: Latest Waivers from USDA Provide More Support for Family Child Care Programs

Throughout the pandemic, USDA has been issuing flexibilities for operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) through what they call COVID-19 Nationwide Waivers. These flexibilities are intended to ensure children in CACFP-participating programs are still able to access nutritious meals during these difficult times. On April 20, 2021, USDA issued another set of…

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The American Rescue Plan is Approved and Signed into Law

On March 11, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. The American Rescue Plan includes the $39 billion advocates asked for together, to stabilize child care. The $39 billion invests in two ways: $15 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and $24 billion for a child care stabilization fund. This is…

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