Durbin Announces $82 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Children's Health Programs
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that Illinois will receive $82,238,025 in funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for crucial health and human services programs that help to provide care for children and prevent disease. Today’s funding is part of a $2.3 billion nationwide announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services to support child care for working families and ensure that more underserved Americans receive the vaccines they need.
Child Care and Development Fund
• State of Illinois: $73,772,628 in funding to support child care services for more families whose children require care while they are working, seeking employment or receiving job training or education. The funds will be used by states to provide vouchers to families for child care, to provide access to care through contracts with child care centers or to invest in quality improvements.
Immunization Grant Program
• State of Illinois: $6,941,760 in funding for immunization operations and infrastructure necessary to implement a comprehensive immunization program at the federal, state and local levels.
• Chicago, Illinois: $1,523,637 in funding for immunization operations and infrastructure necessary to implement a comprehensive immunization program at the federal, state and local levels.
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