Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev., announced Thursday that Nevada will receive two grants totaling $361 million to keep child care providers on the job.
The funding is provided through the American Rescue Plan.
“With this funding, child care centers will have the resources they need to either stay open or reopen safely and child care will be more affordable for Nevada families,” she said.
Nevada will receive $222,425,189 from the childcare stabilization fund to open centers, provide safe and healthy learning environments and keep workers on the payroll. It also supports mental health services for both educators and children.
The state will also get $138,787,492 in flexible funding to make child care more affordable and increase access to care for families receiving subsidies and increase compensation for early childhood workers.
Lee said the money will go directly to the state which will allocate it to specific providers.