The State of Iowa has awarded over $630,000 in funding to area childcare providers creating 265 new childcare options through the Child Care Challenge grant program and the DHS Investing in Iowa's Child Care funding program.
“This is very exciting news for the Ames and Boone area," said Brenda Dryer, Senior Vice President for the Ames Chamber of Commerce. "We were pleased to have worked to support a number of these applications. This funding is key as we work to expand on the child care options in our area. We were short on day care spaces prior to the pandemic; as we work to get people back to work and further expand on employment opportunities in the region these spots will be needed!”
Area awardees include:
Child Care Challenge grants support community projects to establish local childcare facilities and was created to bolster and support innovative partnerships between leaders in the community and key stakeholders in both the private and public sectors. The DHS Investing in Iowa's Child Care program provides funding for equipment, personnel, training and supplies for new or established child care facilities.
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