WASHINGTON (WTVA) - Mississippi is receiving almost $519 million from the American Rescue Plan to address child care issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congress passed and President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill, on March 11.
States, territories and tribes will receive $39 billion from the Plan, the White House announced Thursday.
“These funds will help early childhood educators and family child care providers keep their doors open,” read a White House release. “These providers have been on the frontlines caring for the children of essential workers and support parents, especially mothers, who want to get back to work. These funds are a critical step to pave the way for a strong economic recovery and a more equitable future.”
Mississippi is receiving $518,821,425 specifically, and Alabama is receiving $732,997,365.