The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) provides federal funding for states for child care subsidies for low-income families with children under 13. Before their August recess, the House voted to increase funding for CCDBG by $2.4 billion. The Senate has yet to decide whether to increase funding and by how much.
Senator Merkley wants to hear from you! The Senator is interested in hearing from Oregonian’s about the high costs of child care and how they would benefit from increased subsidies.