15 April 2020 – New funding announced for access to child care centres

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Social Services
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: Virginia
Lead People/Agency: Governor Ralph Northam, VDoE, VDSS

Overview: Governor Ralph Northam today announced an additional $70 million in Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funding through the federal CARES Act to further support the provision of child care for essential personnel.
Full details here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-856150-en.html

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Across Virginia, approximately 2,672 child care centers—nearly 45 percent—have closed