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Grant to help Saratoga County families with child care

Grant to help Saratoga County families with child care

Saratoga County has received a $500,000 state grant to pay for additional child care for low- to mod

Saratoga County has received a $500,000 state grant to pay for additional child care for low- to moderate-income working families.

The county will be participating in the Upstate Childcare Facilitated Enrollment program, with the money enough to provide child care for 80 children.

“For many working families who lack financial means, access to child care is absolutely vital. This grant will help at least 80 children receive necessary child care services and is another step toward a New York state where everyone has an opportunity to succeed,” said state Sen. Kathy Marchione, who announced the grant.

Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer counties already have the program, Marchione said.

The $500,000 grant is in addition to a $1.9 million childcare subsidy the county receives from the state to serve families with incomes less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The new grant covers those earning up to 275 percent of the federal poverty level income.

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