FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 9, 2022
Contact: Yolanda Fields
Community Resources Director
Community Resources Department
City of Fayetteville launches Childcare Assistance Program
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A new Childcare Assistance Program is available to eligible families who live, work or go to school in Fayetteville. The program was approved at the Dec. 6, 2022, Fayetteville City Council meeting with an appropriation of $500,000 from the City’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.
Fayetteville’s Childcare Assistance Program will provide help for low- to moderate-income families with childcare expenses. The City’s Community Resources Department will administer and manage this program. Eligible participants may receive up to 12 monthly payments for childcare assistance, which will be made directly from the City to licensed childcare facilities in Fayetteville.
The City of Fayetteville received a total of $17,911,418 in ARPA funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury to help address community needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, City Council appropriated $1 million in ARPA funding to help area non-profits via grants and economic assistance.
Additionally, City staff have developed several program proposals to address community needs. Details on all proposals and assistance applications is available here: https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/4109/American-Rescue-Plan-Act-Funding.
To apply for the Childcare Assistance Program, or if you have questions, please email email@example.com or call Community Resources at 479-575-8260.
For more information about the Childcare Assistance Program, please go to: https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/4248/Childcare-Assistance-Program