The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed by Congress in March, allocating over $1.9 trillion in relief to individuals, businesses, states, tribes, territories and local government. The state of Nevada and local governments will be receiving about $4.5 billion in total, including approximately $365 million for child care. There are three funding streams for child care in the ARPA:
- CCDF Supplemental Discretionary Funds (ARPA Sect.2201)
- Child Care Stabilization Grants (ARPA Sect.2202)
- CCDF Annual Appropriation Increase (ARPA Sect.9801)
Pursuant to federal guidelines, just over $200 million of the ARPA Child Care funds are being distributed to eligible child care providers in the form of operational stipends to support and stabilize the sector. The remaining one-time funds will be utilized to expand capacity and increase equitable access to quality child care that meets the needs of children and families in Nevada. The graphic to the left illustrates how resources are being utilized as part of a systems level plan to respond, recover and reimagine the child care system in Nevada.
ARPA Child Care Spending Plan
In August 2021, the Nevada Interim Finance Committee (IFC) approved the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, Child Care Development Program’s (DWSS-CCDP) spending plan for utilization of the ARPA Child Care Stabilization Grant funding, totaling just over $222 million. Access the ARPA Child Care Spending Plan here. This plan also includes ARP projects funded through Nevada Department of Education Office of Early Learning and Development.
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