EDUCATION & CHILDCARE FUNDS

Education Stabilization Fund: $165.96 Billion


$123 billion of these funds is allocated to support K-12 schools in safely reopening, of which 20 percent must address learning loss. Other set asides include $1.25 billion for summer enrichment, $1.25 billion for afterschool programs, $3 billion for education technology and $800 million for wraparound services to homeless students. Counties contribute funds to K-12 schools in six states and to community colleges across several states but will not receive funding directly.

Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG): $14.99 Billion


*Counties eligible
These funds will be distributed according to the regular formula and available through FY 2024. Counties in eight states administer these funds: Colorado, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.


Child Care Entitlements to States: $633 Million


*Counties eligible
This is a permanent annual increase in state funding, with the state match waived in FY 2021 and FY 2022.

Child Care Stabilization Fund: $23.98 Billion


These funds will be administered by each state’s lead agency and available for eligible child care providers. Each lead agency will make applications available on their website within 30 days after they have received grant funds.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): $4.5 Billion


*Counties eligible
These funds are allocated for a relatively new program which helps low-income households pay for heating and cooling costs. Some counties may receive funds from their states as they partially or fully administer LIHEAP in 13 states.


Low Income Household Drinking Water and Wastewater Assistance (LIHWAP): $500 Million


*Counties eligible
These funds are allocated to states and territories to assist low-income households that pay a high proportion of household income for drinking water and wastewater services. Because ACF is directing states to model LIHWAP after LIHEAP, it is possible that county governments functioning as a local LIHEAP agency will be responsible for administering this new program as well and may receive funds.

Head Start: $1 Billion


*Counties eligible
Emergency funding to be distributed across existing Head Start agencies according to their share of total enrolled children. Head Start delivers services through 1,600 local agencies, many of which are sponsored by county governments.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: $10 Million


*Counties eligible
Funds allocated for grant program that aims to improve treatment and services for children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events and to increase access to these treatments and services throughout the United States. Public (counties) and private entities are eligible to apply.