Missouri to Receive $66 Million for Child Care Assistance, $1.5 Million for Food Banks Under Federal CARES Act

by Governor Parson Press Office

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Parson announced that Missouri

will receive $66 million for child care assistance and $1.5 million for food banks under the federal

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Governor Parson was joined by Missouri Department of Social Services Acting Director Jennifer Tidball

and Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard Brigadier General Levon Cumpton.
Child Care Assistance
Missouri will receive $66 million under the CARES Act Child Care Plan, allowing the Department of

Social Services (DSS) to expand child care assistance to low-income families and support child care

Temporary changes in some eligibility guidelines for the Child Care Subsidy and Transitional Child Care

Subsidy programs will make it possible for more low-income Missouri families to qualify for child care

assistance. Some families will also see an increase in benefits under the Transitional Child Care Subsidy

The CARES Act Child Care Plan also provides special assistance to child care providers who continue to

support the needs of working families during COVID-19.