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National Information Related to COVID-19, Especially Concerning Children, Families, and Child Care Providers


The U.S. Government is currently evaluating and modifying federal programs and creating new ones in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back often for new information.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, enacted on March 18, 2020, will provide needed funding and flexibility to federal nutrition programs to make them more accessible and responsive to individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following provisions will enable federal nutrition programs to both continue serving existing participants during the pandemic and help meet the increased need for nutrition assistance.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus – The SBA is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. Download the Informational Webinar slides. Get the application.

Coronavirus-related Paid Leave and Business Tax Credits - Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave.


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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Support is Urgently Needed in the Economic Stimulus Plan