General Assembly Passes 21-22 Budget -- Awaits Governor's Signature

Friday, June 25, 2021, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a nearly $40 billion state budget that maintained FY 20-21 investments in child care and included empowering language to enable the Department of Human Services to create the Child Care Stabilization Program from nearly $729 million in ARP child care funds. The program will enable OCDEL to provide grants to child care programs. 

Pre-K Counts and the Head Start Supplemental Assistance programs received $25 and $5 million respectively to expand service to an additional 3,200 children. 

More information forthcoming.