How does the NC Senate divert stimulus funds?


The President and Congress wisely recognized that early childhood development is an essential part of economic investment. Therefore, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) includes substantial funding to support young children, including additional funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant. This block grant is the primary source of federal funding for child care subsidies for low-income working families.

North Carolina will receive an additional $67,543,134 for child care subsidy for children from birth to age 13 from ARRA. But rather than use this money for its intended purpose, the NC Senate budget diverts the money to only serve four year-olds.


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Filed under Early Childhood, Legislative and Governmental

2 responses to “How does the NC Senate divert stimulus funds?

  1. Susan Carter

    Please do NOT suplant the early childhood funds from the federal stimulus package. The More at Four funds for at-risk children is a vital nationally recognized education initiative. Using these funds for day care subsisty is totally wrong. It is wrong morally, educationally, and for the long term financial health of North Carolina.

    Please find a way to not cut early childhood funding by 25%!

    As a retired public school teacher, I realize I will be loosing some of my benefits. That is acceptable, but the hugh chunk you are taking away from the future of our youngest children is not acceptable.

  2. Pingback: Children Take Brunt of State Cuts under NC Senate Budget Plan «

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