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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

Nasri: Chelsea are not special ones

first_img City face a fight to retain their Barclays Premier League crown having fallen seven points behind the Londoners at the top of the table. The champions had looked to be wavering after failing to win in four league games but they returned to form with an impressive 4-1 win at Stoke on Wednesday. It did not cut into Chelsea’s lead, and Jose Mourinho’s men remain firm favourites, but Nasri is convinced they could still be vulnerable. The Frenchman said: “I’m a big fan of Mourinho, but I am not impressed with his team, not at all. We have played them twice, one time with 10 men, and we were better than them. “Then we played them at the Bridge, we were better than them. “When I have seen some of their games, I don’t think they are that fantastic – they are just strong and have a good striker up front. “For me they are not special at all, and I think they are going to make some mistakes. We just have to perform, to win our games, and see what’s going to happen. “This title will be like this until the end of the season. No-one will win the league 10 games before the end of the season.” City famously overturned deficits to win both of their Premier League titles in 2012 and 2014 by narrow margins. They have also recovered from eight points behind to pull level with Chelsea once this season, only to fall back again in the past month. Press Association Nasri believes history shows that opportunities will arise and City, who have 13 games to play, have to be ready to pounce. They might even have taken two points off Chelsea’s lead already, but for Willian’s last-gasp winner against Everton on Wednesday. Nasri, who scored City’s fourth goal at the Britannia Stadium, said: “We know that the two times we won the league, we were behind at this time of the year. “Two months ago we were eight points behind Chelsea and came back and went level with them. Now we are seven points behind, but are not going to make big talk about it. “We will just try to get as many points as possible and wait for the mistake. “They won in the last minute against Everton, so maybe next time they will draw. We just have to win our games and see what will happen. “The season is still long, they have the Champions League and the final of the Capital One Cup as well, so have a lot of games to play.” Nasri, in a separate interview, admitted he can sometimes be a “little jerk” but has vowed to continue speaking his mind. The Frenchman has been surrounded by controversy at various times during his career and developed a reputation for making forthright comments. However, Nasri has stressed he is not about to change. The 27-year-old was quoted by L’Equipe as saying: “From time to time (I can be) a little jerk. “Sometimes it is better to shut up, but it’s something I cannot do. “I managed when I was younger and I would sometimes come home with a lump in my stomach. Next, you explode but not at the right person. “So I prefer to say what I think – even not being loved, even sounding arrogant, even being a little s***. “At least the people I love do not suffer.” Nasri has been quoted hitting out at his former boss Roberto Mancini – the manager who signed him for the Blues – and fans of his old club Arsenal over the last few years, as well as the French media. He also reportedly quit playing for France after falling out with his international team-mates and coach Didier Deschamps. Manchester City playmaker Samir Nasri has turned up the heat in the title race by claiming Chelsea are “not special”. last_img read more

D’Abbraccio: Duke phenom Okafor boasts inventiveness, dominance around rim like no other big man

first_img Published on February 13, 2015 at 12:49 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Editor’s note: Two beat writers were assigned to make a case for which player they would rather have for one game — one for Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas, one for Duke’s Jahlil Okafor.Don’t get me wrong — Rakeem Christmas is having a hell of a season.He’s enjoyed a relatively unprecedented spike in production for a Syracuse big man. A year after being the Orange’s fourth scoring option — and I use the word option cautiously — he’s in the conversation with the country’s best post players.I’d gladly have his production on my team. But I wouldn’t pass on Jahlil Okafor first.The 6-foot-11, 270-pound Duke freshman is in line for a ton of accolades this season and will probably be the first player to emerge from the green room at the NBA Draft. Christmas’ draft potential won’t even land him in the arena that day. In the long term, this isn’t much of a debate. On a one-day rental, though, it’s closer — but I’m still taking Okafor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe’ll likely have his way against Christmas and the Orange on Saturday — partly because SU doesn’t have the depth to play Duke physically, but also partly because he’s just a more talented big man than Christmas is.“He has a toughness. Jah’s special in every way,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters after Duke beat Boston College on Jan. 3. “He’s really got everything.”Maybe not everything — Okafor’s defense is suspect, particularly in the pick-and-roll game.But on the other hand, we haven’t seen Christmas defend anybody man-to-man for a whole game since high school. And in my hypothetical one-game moonlight as a head coach, zone probably wouldn’t be the way to go.Even though Christmas moves quickly enough to be a better one-on-one defender than Okafor, what the Duke center brings to the table offensively more than makes up for his defensive inabilities.Not only does he have 2 inches and 20 pounds on Christmas, but Okafor — who grabs more offensive rebounds than any other Atlantic Coast Conference player — uses his size better than the SU senior does. Christmas is an imposing big man, but a bit too thin to body up some of the country’s biggest post players — not that SU’s thin rotation would allow him to do that anyway.Don’t be swayed by the fact Christmas has exploded for 35 points this season and slightly edges Okafor in the rebounding column. The SU big man has played five consecutive full games. Okafor has spent more than 35 minutes on the floor in just two games this season — and has still scored in double digits in every game, unlike Christmas.But numbers aside, let’s get down to the skill sets.Christmas has really come a long way offensively. His footwork, baby hook and shooting touch from point-blank range are miles better from when he came to SU as a defensive and rebounding specialist. And he’s made good decisions when ACC teams have sent double teams his way.But Okafor takes it a step further. His inventiveness around the basket — switching hands seamlessly at the rim, reversing direction from seemingly dead spots in the paint and, most of all, converting from anywhere — is something no other big man in the country can compete with.“I was just trying to be aggressive and send a message that one man can’t guard me,” Okafor told reporters after Duke routed Notre Dame last Saturday.With his massive hands, hauling in entry passes and kicking them back out of double teams is nearly effortless — and Okafor’s been doing that since before ACC play began.Christmas can only receive the ball in so many spots on the court and be effective. Okafor makes it work with whatever space he’s given. Surround him with shooters, like Krzyzewski has, and Okafor’s even more of a weapon.Christmas doesn’t dribble well enough to get to spots like Okafor does, and he doesn’t connect from midrange nearly well enough, either — the two biggest clouds hanging over the SU big man’s NBA prospects, aside from his size.But again, this debate isn’t about the big picture.It’s about the one who can simply do more with the ball in his hands.Phil D’Abbraccio is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at pmdabbra@syr.edu or on Twitter at @PhilDAbb. Commentslast_img read more