BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Human Resources has increased subsidies to help low-income families afford child care services.
Al.com reports the agency credits the increase to a roughly $40 million federal funding boost by the Omnibus bill signed this year by President Donald Trump. An agency news release says the new rates will be based on a market survey conducted last year and vary by region.
The agency says there were roughly 31,100 Alabama children receiving subsidies for child care as of August. The agency spent $98 million on the subsidies in fiscal year 2018 and plans to spend $112 million in fiscal year 2019, which started this month.
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews
- Alabama agency raises low-income child care
- Gov. Ivey awards funding to help low-income residents in north Alabama
- Alabama Law Enforcement Agency hit with lawsuit
- $2.2 million proposal could raise Decatur employee income
- Alabama dangerously low on troopers, group says
- Alabama teachers getting pay raise
- Environmental agency to fine Alabama Power $1.25 million
- Positions available at State of Alabama law enforcement agency
- Alabama agency: Councilman found dead killed woman then self
- Winter Storm Warning: Driving tips from Alabama Law Enforcement Agency