U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, announced that Missouri will get $120 million in new federal funds for education and child care, the Jefferson City News Tribune reports. The funding will come through the CARES Act, which provides funding directly to state governors.
Missouri will get an extra $54.6 million in K-12 and higher education funding and $66.5 million in child care subsidies. The funding is intended to bolster schools’ responses to the pandemic and ensure essential workers have access to child care.
This money comes in addition to previously announced funding through the CARES Act.
“This funding will support families, as well as help child care providers stay afloat with temporary closures and decreased enrollment,” Blunt said in a press release.