Child Care Providers and COVID-19: Paying the Bills and Helping Staff Pay Theirs March 31, 2020
During the last two weeks, ACNJ has received many emails and calls regarding a variety of issues and questions related to COVID-19 and its impact on New Jersey’s child care community. We have pulled together resources that detail the supports available to child care, now and in the future. Information includes an update on the third federal stimulus package as well as some state resources on unemployment and small business assistance. ACNJ will continue to update our COVID-19 resources webpage, sharing any additional information received from our state and national partners, as it becomes available.
Federal Supports Last Friday, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), a $2 trillion stimulus package that provides relief to child care, unemployment and small businesses. Read the relevant highlights, as reported by the National Women’s Law Center.
State Supports If you are a child care owner or employee, you may be eligible for financial assistance and COVID-19-related benefits, including earned sick leave, temporary disability, family leave and unemployment insurance.