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Governor Sisolak Expands Affordable Child Care for Nevada Families

Yesterday, Governor Sisolak launched a new Nevada Child Care Fund at a child care center on CSN’s North Las Vegas campus alongside the Las Vegas Urban League and The Children’s Cabinet. This fund will lower costs for families, keep child care workers on the job and support businesses. 

This announcement is part of the governor’s commitment to invest $360 million in child care to support children, families and Nevada’s economy by lowering costs and helping parents get back to work. The fund follows the February launch of the Nevada Strong Start Child Care Services Center in Las Vegas, a one-stop-shop to support daycare businesses and entrepreneurs. A similar child care hub in Reno will open this year.

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KVVU: Nevada Child Care Fund working to help more families receive child care assistance

“Governor Steve Sisolak announced an initiative to make child care more accessible for working Nevada families…”

  • More families in the valley will soon get access to affordable child care in Southern Nevada. About 5,000 students in the state already have their childcare partially or fully covered by state funding. On average, these families get $551 per month, per child. This new initiative aims to cover even more families with more funds.
  • On Thursday, the state launched the Nevada Child Care Fund. In June 2022, Nevada lawmakers approved $50 million to cover day care copays for eligible families.

KTNV: “Governor Steve Sisolak is launching the Nevada Child Care Fund aimed at lowering the costs. State and local officials will join him to expand access and make it more affordable to take your child to daycare…”

KRNV: “Governor Sisolak launching a new child care fund today. It’s aimed at lowering the cost of child care in Nevada…”

KOLO: “Governor Steve Sisolak has officially launched the Nevada Child Care Fund. It seeks to lower the amount paid out of pocket for eligible families…”

KLAS: Sisolak launches fund aimed at lowering child care costs

  • The launch Thursday of the Nevada Child Care Fund will expand access and affordability of child care across the state, Gov. Steve Sisolak said.
  • The fund is designed to lower the amount paid out of pocket for eligible families, as well as increase the income eligibility threshold for the child care assistance program, Sisolak’s administration said in a news release

This is Reno: $50 million fund to help families pay for child care

  • Gov. Steve Sisolak today launched the Nevada Child Care Fund with $50 million in financial assistance to help families reduce child care costs. 
  • The Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee in June approved the use of American Rescue Plan Act dollars to expand access to child care for Nevadans.

The Nevada Independent: $50 million will expand child care subsidies to Nevada families with higher incomes

  • Using $50 million in federal money, lawmakers are expanding a child care subsidy program, allowing families to get help with daycare even if they were previously considered to be too wealthy for the assistance.
  • The Nevada Child Care Fund will now be open to families making $60,000 to $70,000 per year for a household of four, nearly double the previous income threshold, which limited access to families that make up to 130 percent of the poverty level ($36,075 a year for a family of four).

Las Vegas Sun: Nevada aiming to make child care more accessible

  • Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday kicked off the Nevada Child Care Fund initiative at CSN’s Early Childhood Education Lab. The state’s Interim Finance Committee, a group of state lawmakers, last month approved $50 million from Nevada’s share of American Rescue Plan funds to expand the state’s child Care and Development Program. 
  • The Nevada Child Care Fund, Sisolak said, would lower out-of-pocket costs for eligible families while also expanding eligibility thresholds for child care assistance.

KSNV: New Nevada child care fund launches to expand access, affordability

  • Nevada is launching a new child care fund with the goal of expanding access and affordability around the state.
  • Gov. Steve Sisolak officially announced the fund on Thursday after state lawmakers on the Interim Finance Committee approved $50 million to expand funding.