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On March 27, 2020, Congress passed a sweeping economic stimulus bill to provide relief to America’s families, small businesses, and major industries as they struggle with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Included throughout the package is significant relief for the nation’s child care industry, which has been hit with widespread layoffs and closures as a result of catastrophic drops in enrollment, as well as direct support to states and families who are grappling with the child care realities of this pandemic.

The chart that follows is a high-level initial analysis of provisions related to child care that were included in that bill, as well as both previous versions from the House and Senate.


RELATED: Read FFYF’s statement on the COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress.


The information included here should not be considered exhaustive. Instead, it is meant to help track what is potentially relevant to the child care sector within a much larger trillion-dollar stimulus package aimed at providing relief to America’s major industries and small businesses, health care systems, and most importantly, our families. 

View the details of the COVID-19 relief package from Congress:



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