Freeze lifted on subsidy for child care
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin lifted the freeze on West Virginia’s child care subsidy program last week.
Eligible families may now apply for and enter the program, which is operated by the State Department of Health & Human Services.
“Because this program is important to thousands of working West Virginia families, I have lifted the freeze on the child care subsidy program,” Tomblin said.
“We need to strike a reasonable balance between access to and quality of child care while placing a priority on funding services for the families and children who need it most,” he said.
Tomblin said that in the months ahead, he will work with parents, child care providers, legislators and Health & Human Services staff to find ways to continue the program.