A new child-care initiative has been announced by the state. The Illinois Department of Human Services is expanding the Child Care Assistance Program. The effort aims to strengthen access to childcare for parents seeking to reenter the workforce says Governor J.B. Pritzker.

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For more information on the program, you can visit “illinoiscaresforkids.org”.

The Pritzker administration is also providing bonuses of up to $1,000 for eligible childcare workers. These bonuses will be followed by two more rounds of childcare restoration grants, plus an additional phase of grants in 2022, with $300 million to be made available to providers across the state.