Some Good News in the Federal Budget
The 2020 budget agreement signed into law by the president shortly before the end of the year has good news for important services for children and families!
The budget includes:
- A total of $5.8 billion for The Child Care Development Block Grant, an increase of $550 million over last year, to be divided among states which helps Arizona parents afford child care so they can work.
- A total of $10.6 billion for Head Start, up $550 million over last year, which includes an additional $100 million for Early Head Start. This is especially good news for Arizona, where there is a big gap in access to early care and education for our state’s youngest children.
- An additional $12 million for Arizona in funding and more time to implement portions of the Federal Family First Prevention Services Act, which invests in in-home supports and treatment services to help children and families stay safe, together and out of the child welfare system.