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Davis County families could get money for childcare

By Kelli Pierce, KSL Newsradio | Posted - Nov. 6, 2020 at 9:44 a.m.



FARMINGTON — The Davis Education Foundation is handing out grants to help families in need of pay for childcare.

Davis Education Foundation Director Jodi Lunt said demand for their services has tripled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the families they hear from are having trouble finding affordable childcare.

"Our hope is that this will pay bills that were never expected," Lund said. "So, if we could offset some of those costs, it will allow for … more dollars for families to take care of their other needs and responsibilities."

Families who meet certain income and other requirements could receive up to $350 per elementary school aged child.

Nine cities in Davis County are funding the childcare program using federal money they received through the CARES Act.

Lunt also believes providing childcare will be beneficial for employers.

"If (employees) know that our children can have daycare," Lunt said, "then we, too, can return and keep being productive in our own workplaces."

Parents who want to apply for the childcare grants can go to DavisEducationFoundation.org.

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