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COVID-19 Resources for the Child Care & Early Education Community

Child Care Resources

Joint Tax Committee Revenue Estimates

Congressional Action Related to COVID-19

Spring 2020 COVID-19 Relief

In March of 2020, Congress passed three major bills that were signed into law to address the COVID-19 national emergency.

Each of these measures seeks to provide assistance to individuals, families, and businesses as the nation weathers the impacts of COVID-19. Additional measures were enacted in June of 2020

Congressional Action in Detail:

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (The CARES) Act (Signed into law March 27, 2020)

Descriptions of Major Provisions

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), March 18, 2020, (P.L.116-127)

Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave

The FFCRA’s paid leave provisions are effective on April 1, 2020, and apply to leave taken between April 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.

Economic Revitalization within Communities

Other Laws of Interest

Checkout the resources for employers on the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board web site.

Additional Resources for Businesses

The CARES Act (March 2020)

  • $3.5 billion increase in Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) in addition to the $550 million increase enacted in December as part of the FY20 Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations legislation.
  • CCDBG statutory text included in the CARES Act 
  • HHS, Office of Child Care COVID Resources
  • Office of Child Care COVID FAQs
  • HHS OCC School-Age Q&A

Family Child Care Federal Relief Options Webinars

COVID-19 Child Care Trackers

COVID-19 Education Resources

Unemployment Resources

Key Federal Agency Links

COVID Related Polling

PD, and Health & Safety Videos

COVID-19 Related Data

COVID-19 Pre-K Resources

School-Age Child Care

Federal Reserve Reports

Pink Collar Recession

2020 Ballot Initiatives for Kids

Consolidated Appropriations Act (FY2021 Appropriations & COVID Relief Package)

On December 27,  the FY2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 116-260), a 5,593 page bill that included appropriations for federal funding for FY2021, a broad-based COVID-19 emergency relief package, and various tax extenders (some of which were related to COVID-19 emergency relief and some were tax provisions set to expire) became law.

The FY2021 Consolidated Appropriations and COVID-19 Emergency Relief Act (December 27, 2021, P.L. 116-260)

COVID-19 Relief: Child Care Funding Increase ($10 billion)

COVID-19 Relief: SBA Paycheck Protection Program & EIDL

COVID-19 Relief: Unemployment Compensation

COVID-19 Relief: Tax Extenders

Consolidated Appropriations and COVID Relief Act (December 27, 2020)

Child Care Funding Increase ($10 billion)

ECE Wage Initiatives During COVID-19

Child Care Business Model Videos