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Connecticut To Subsidize Child Care For Frontline Workers

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Connecticut has launched a subsidized program for frontline workers who cannot afford the cost of child care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CTCARES for Frontline Workers program gives a $200 childcare subsidy for a child for six weeks, with a maximum of $500 per family per week. The size of the check depends on the number of children and the number of hours the frontline worker needs to work.

Eligible workers include those in health care, first responders, grocery store workers, workers at state facilities and those providing child care.

There’s a cutoff at 85% of the state median family income.

More information on the program is available at the state’s Office of Early Childhood’s website.

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As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.