Increase in Child Care Subsidy Funding
$794 Million to Provide Working Families with Affordable Child Care.
May 5, 2014
SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) -- Low income families in New York are getting a little extra help in affordable child care.
Governor Cuomo announced $794 million dollars for child-care subsidies. That's a $55 million dollar increase since last year.
Last year, approximately 223,000 children in New York State received child care subsidies.
Cuomo says working parents should not have to choose between affordable care for their children and maintaining a job.
Lawmakers approved the increase earlier this year as they crafted the state budget.