County to expand child-care aid

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County Commissioners Monday signed off on a plan to expand its Child Care Assistance Program for lower-income local families.The program, primarily funded through state sources, currently has 65 participating families and a 38-family waiting list. Using a newly-available pot of state money, the county will be able to offer aid for child care expenses to the families on the waiting list. Those families all earn $3,279 per month or less for a family of four, 165 percent of the federal poverty level.“A lot of single parents here meet that (income level),” commissioner Jill Ryan said. …

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