Kentucky child care providers have access to $763 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to help sustain programs and operations. Gov. Andy Beshear announced the award on June 24.

“We can sustain existing providers and stabilize communities with child care deserts that need more options for safe, healthy child care. This funding supports early learning and lays a foundation for children now and for their future,” said Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander.