SEVERE WX: Flash Flood Watch - Flood Watch - Flood Warning - Flood Advisory View Alerts

Alabama agency raises low-income child care

MGN Online MGN Online

The Alabama Department of Human Resources has increased subsidies to help low-income families afford child care services.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2018 9:34 AM

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

Article Comments

Huntsville
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 43°
Florence
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 40°
Fayetteville
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 40°
Decatur
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 44°
Scottsboro
Scattered Clouds
52° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 52°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

 

 

Community Events