DSS provides funding to assist child care providers, low-income families

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PIERRE, S.D. — Thanks to 25-million-dollars provided by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, the South Dakota Department of Social Services is making funds available to support child care programs and families.

“Child care providers are crucial to keeping South Dakota’s economy robust,” said DSS Cabinet Secretary Laurie Gill. “The Department of Social Services wants to help ensure these valuable resources remain part of our communities across the state.

Payments to child care providers will be based on size and number of children in attendance. Providers must be registered and licensed by DSS; eligible programs are being notified directly and will have until July 23 to submit an application.

DSS also provides assistance to low-income families who need help covering child care costs while parents work or attend school. Information on assistance can be found by clicking here.

More information on funding for providers can be found my clicking here.

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