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Gov. Wolf: State to Distribute $51 million in CARES Funding to Support Child Care Providers

first_img May 20, 2020 Bucks$2,359,600Adams$436,200Union$166,600 Westmoreland$842,500Mifflin$224,200Montour$71,000 Category 5 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 138-596)$16,500 – $51,600$18,500$20,693 Berks$1,216,500Schuylkill$307,400Susquehanna$139,000 Provider TypeRangeMedianAverage Group Child Care Homes$2,000 – $7,700$2,800$3,064 Erie$1,011,700Mercer$253,900Carbon$88,200 Category 2 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 39-61)$4,100 – $20,800$5,650$6,594 Luzerne$924,400Perry$244,700Wyoming$81,000 Distribution by county:Distribution by County Lebanon$791,400Crawford$220,500Juniata$47,500 Washington$519,300McKean$200,700Sullivan$8,600 Philadelphia$11,146,700Centre$502,800Clarion$194,300 Grand Total $51,346,300OCDEL has continued to pay child care providers with CCW, Pre-K Counts, and Head Start State Supplemental Assistance Program enrollments during the closure period. OCDEL recognizes that providers have or will experience increased costs associated with additional staffing, cleaning and sanitation to ensure a safe environment for children. This funding is being provided to support the continuum of child care business operations that are so very necessary to Pennsylvania’s parents.The attestation form and process for the CARES Act funds for child care providers can be found here.Visit the PA Department of Health’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.Additional resources for citizens and DHS providers related to COVID-19 are available here.Ver esta página en español. Montgomery$3,587,200Northumberland$461,200Elk$179,300 Delaware$2,603,800Beaver$450,100Bradford$167,900 Family Child Care Homes$1,700 – $4,300$2,100$2,235 Northampton$1,098,400Clearfield$304,000Tioga$137,900 School Age Only$2,700 – $16,900$3,000$3,306 Monroe$560,600Huntingdon$203,600Cameron$22,400 York$1,448,500Indiana$322,300Greene$154,000 Lackawanna$697,800Bedford$206,200Fulton$38,700 Category 1 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 8 -38)$2,300 – $12,800$3,500$4,020 Economy,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today announced an initial distribution of $51 million of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to support child care providers around Pennsylvania. Distributed in partnership with the General Assembly, this initial funding will reach nearly 7,000 child care centers.“Child care providers are the backbone of our economy in many ways,” Gov. Wolf said. “Without their work, children would miss out on an introduction to education that helps them throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, and parents and guardians may have to stay home or not pursue education themselves. I cannot understate how valuable this work is to local communities and the commonwealth as a whole, and as Pennsylvania reopens, we need a robust and healthy child care system.”Pennsylvania received $106 million in funding to support child care providers through the CARES Act that will be distributed to providers in two waves. The first wave of $51 million will be distributed to all eligible, licensed child care providers and is designed to help providers preparing to reopen as counties move to the yellow phase. The remaining funding will be allocated following the completion of a study by the Department of Human Resources (DHS) Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Penn State Harrisburg’s Institute of State and Regional Affairs assessing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pennsylvania’s child care providers.“Child care providers allow parents and guardians to go to work knowing their children are being cared for a in a safe, nurturing, and educational environment. Without their service, we cannot have a fully functional economy, and we are committed to helping them weather this tumultuous period,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “This CARES Act funding allows us to support child care providers who are undoubtedly feeling the current strain on their businesses so they can continue to be a resource for families around Pennsylvania.”Funds will be distributed to eligible, certified child care providers through regional Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs). OCDEL determined eligibility for funding and amount of award based on the type and size of provider, number of active enrollments in Child Care Works (CCW) subsidized child care, child care capacity, and licensure status. A base payment is set by licensure type and capacity and providers can receive additional funding for CCW enrollments and if they operate in a county determined to have moderate or acute capacity issues. Twenty-seven counties in Pennsylvania can be considered moderate or acute child care deserts based on capacity of licensed child care providers compared to projections from census data on the number of children needing care. Providers suspended for a tax lien, welfare fraud or providers whose licenses have been revoked or not renewed were disqualified from receiving CARES funding.Funding award ranges for the first round of funding are: Allegheny$4,222,400Butler$478,600Clinton$187,600 Cumberland$856,200Wayne$227,000Pike$72,500 Lancaster$1,503,500Blair$351,700Somerset$156,600 Fayette$613,000Lawrence$205,200Potter$33,900 Category 3 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 62-92)$6,500-$36,700$8,000$9,767 Dauphin$1,379,500Armstrong$310,300Snyder$143,300 Franklin$813,900Jefferson$220,700Warren$68,700 Chester$1,866,700Cambria$369,200Columbia$162,000 Gov. Wolf: State to Distribute $51 million in CARES Funding to Support Child Care Providers SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Category 4 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 93-137)$9,700 – $42,800$11,600$13,906 Lehigh$1,876,500Lycoming$421,500Venango$163,200last_img read more

DONEGAL’S UNIQUE DRIVING PROGRAMME TO BE WHEELED OUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY

first_imgPicture l to r. Kevin McGrory (Donegal Fire Service), Gary Doggett (Programme Coordinator), Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD, Martin McFadden (Lead Course Facilitator)Donegal’s unique Pro-Social Drivers Programme has now helped to change the attitudes of  more than 100 driving offenders across the county.And it looks like the programme could be introduced to help troubled drivers across the country become model citizens behind the wheel.Another batch of participants were presented with certificates having completed the course in recent days. The ground breaking programme works with mostly young motorists convicted of road traffic offences such as drink driving, dangerous driving and speeding.The programme encourages drivers to assess their driving habits.To date, more than 100 offenders have been referred by the local courts to participate in the programme.The programme encourages those taking part to review and assess their attitudes to driving and how they can affect other people.Local Judge Paul Kelly has been a strong advocate of the programme from its early days. Now local TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn thinks the programme should go nationwide.He was speaking after presenting certificates to the latest group of participants.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said “I am delighted with the success of this remarkable programme. I have requested that the two Oireachtas Committees on Transport and Justice invite the Pro-Social Drivers Programme team to present to them. I will be seeking my Oireachtas colleague’s support to recommend to the Ministers for Transport and Justice that they are resourced to deliver this programme across the country.“This team are doing Donegal proud. For years, the news from Donegal in terms of road safety has been often devastating. It is refreshing to have this dedicated group of professionals from Donegal delivering a ground breaking programme that is not just changing the driving habits of offenders but is without a doubt, saving lives”.“Our justice system must ensure not only law enforcement but rehabilitation. The levels of repeat offending or recidivism are unacceptably high and programmes like this one that intervene early to change the actions and attitudes that lead to law breaking, in an enlightened and person centred way, are so important. “Their success to date has been remarkable and now they need to be adequately resourced to make the next steps”.DONEGAL’S UNIQUE DRIVING PROGRAMME TO BE WHEELED OUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY was last modified: April 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:courtsdonegalJudge Paul KellyPRO SOCIAL DRIVERS PROGRAMMElast_img read more