Nebraska DHHS to spend $26M to support child care programs, providers

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(Lincoln, NE) -- More than $26 million in federal funding are being made available for Nebraska child care providers and businesses.

Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Family Services says the grants will improve access to quality childcare. It will also help locals open new licensed child care programs.

"Our child care providers are essential for communities to thrive. We have a deep appreciation for their abilities and service. The Business and Child Care Partnership Grant offers funding to help existing programs expand, and new programs to begin," said DHHS CEO Dannette R. Smith in a press release.

Grant applications open January 17th. Information on how to apply will be released during informational sessions.

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