$850,000 Allocated from the Department of Health and Human Services and Approved by Executive Council
Concord, N.H. – The New Hampshire Executive Council approved $850,000 for the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) to collaborate with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to strengthen the state’s family-based childcare network.
The approval was part of a total of $15.5 million in funds allocated to support child care providers, families, and businesses across New Hampshire. The contracts are part of the state’s plan to expend $29.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act Discretionary (ARPA-D) funds to address areas of critical need in New Hampshire’s childcare sector, including workforce capacity and access to quality, affordable childcare.
“Access to quality, affordable childcare is critical for New Hampshire’s working families, and it sets the foundation for families to grow and prosper within our communities,” stated Katy Easterly Martey, Executive Director, CDFA. “Support for New Hampshire’s family-based childcare providers is necessary to strengthen that foundation and provide equitable access to these services. A strong family-based childcare network will ultimately strengthen New Hampshire families, their communities, and the economy. We look forward to collaborating with statewide, regional and community-based partners to deliver a program that will strengthen and grow this critical service for New Hampshire families.”
CDFA’s statewide initiative will focus specifically on providing support for family-based childcare programs, as well as increasing access to these types of providers for families. Program design is underway with additional details to be announced in the coming months.
Those interested in learning more about the program, and other CDFA resources, can sign up to receive updates by visiting https://nhcdfa.org/signup/.
About the Community Development Finance Authority
The Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) is a statewide nonprofit public authority focused on maximizing the value and impact of community development, economic development, and clean energy initiatives throughout New Hampshire. The organization leverages a variety of financial and technical resources, including the competitive deployment of grant, loan, and equity programs. Those resources include New Hampshire state tax credits, federal Community Development Block Grant resources and the CDFA Clean Energy Fund. For more information about CDFA and its programs visit www.nhcdfa.org or call 603-226-2170.
Contact: Melissa Latham, CDFA, firstname.lastname@example.org / (603) 717-9107