Ready Set Rebuild: Connecticut’s Child Care Recovery Plan

Thanks to $346 million in relief funding from the federal government, OEC rolled out support to child care providers in Connecticut to help them recover and rebuild during COVID-19. OEC’s Ready Set Rebuild initiative oversaw the distribution of all funding with a series of targeted programs. 

What programs were available?

Our Child Care Program Stabilization Funding program was designed to help programs address operational costs, including increased expenses during COVID-19. Learn more on the Child Care Program Stabilization Funding page.

What federal funds did OEC receive?

Funds for supporting child care in Connecticut came from 2 sources.

  • $70 million from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) for
    • Providing direct child care services
    • Resources, supplies, and/or technical assistance
    • Stabilization grants to support increased operating expenses
  • $276 million from The American Rescue Plan (ARP) including
    • $170 million to stabilize the child care industry
    • $106 to expand child care assistance

Last updated July 3, 2023