Advocacy at Work

We are sharing some of the recent work of the joint Family Child Care Association of Maine (FCCAM) and MaineAEYC Public Policy Committee. In December, a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package deal was reached. As part of this deal $10 billion is to be provided for the child care industry.  Maine will be receiving their portion of those funds through the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG). The Joint Public Policy Committee drafted recommendations which were submitted to DHHS and OCFS for consideration in how these funds could best support the child care system and it’s workforce in Maine.

In December, federal lawmakers reached a deal on a $900 billion Covid-19 pandemic relief package that provides $10 billion in funding for the child care industry.  Maine will be receiving a portion of those funds through the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG).   and the  worked with our Public Policy Committee members to draft recommendations to submit to DHHS and OCFS for consideration of the use of funds. Here is a copy of our joint recommendations.

As soon as we hear how funds will be used we will spread the word.