Gov. Hochul announces funding to help families pay for childcare in NY State

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ALBANY, N.Y. — More help is coming to families in need of child care in New York State.

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a $2 billion investment in subsidies to provide $9,000 for each child who qualifies.

The state is also broadening the eligibility for the child care help. Before, a family of four making up to $55,000 a year qualified. Now, families making up to $83,000 a year are eligible.

“It says to the family you’re not on your own,” Hohcul said. “This does not all have to come out of your pocket because it just doesn’t add up. You’re earning minimum wage and you’re spending up to $27,000 a year for a preschooler and an infant? Ok, do the math. That does not work at all.”

The state is launching a multimedia marketing campaign to let families know about the additional childcare help they may be eligible for.

Funded through the American Rescue Plan Act, the campaign will begin Tuesday in areas outside of New York City and then in October in areas within the five-borough region. Families can learn more by visiting this link.