Virginia leaders encourage enrollment in subsidized child care program

Virginians have until July 31 to apply

There's still a few months left for you to apply to be part of a new childcare program.

ROANOKE, Va. – State leaders are encouraging Virginians to take part in a new childcare program.

Earlier this month, Governor Ralph Northam announced Virginia would be receiving more than $200 million in stimulus funding to expand child care across the state. New income eligibility levels allow families with a household income of up to 85% of the state median income to apply if they have a child under age five,

“We’re really excited about a new childcare subsidy program that came through for the General Assembly this year. Part of the speaker’s bill and now working families have even a greater option that they need to apply,” First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam said.

Virginians have until July 31 to apply for the program.

For details on how to sign up, you can visit the state’s website here.

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Annie Schroeder joined the 10 News team as a reporter in June 2020 and is no stranger to Southwest Virginia.