Child care capital support revolving loan fund, helping child care providers

MARYLAND – Eastern Shore legislators are pushing for the passing of House Bill 993, which could make child care more affordable.

The bill establishes the child care capital support revolving loan fund. It provides no-interest loans for capital expenses related to a child care facility for childcare providers who participate in the Child Care Scholarship Program.

Speaker Pro Tem, Sheree Sample -Hughes tells 47 ABC, that there doesn’t seem to be enough providers to accommodate the growing number of families, so the bill would be helpful, especially in rural communities. “We’re working with those parents who have their children on that waiting list to be able to get that child care assistance to subsidize.” Del. Sample-Hughes adds, “It will certainly open the doors to individuals who are really trying to meet the needs of the community as far as childcare.”

The bill passed on Thursday, and is now awaiting the Governor’s signature.

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