The 2023 Legislative Session adjourned June 8 and we are walking away with $44 million in new funding for young children in HB 1.
It’s the largest investment of state dollars into the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) in well over a decade. As a result, approximately 3,520 children will keep their seats.
CCAP provides financial support to low-income families who are working or in school, and this funding will help ensure young children and their families get the support they need.
We thank our advocates and the legislators who voted for the bill – we cannot express our gratitude more strongly.
– Victoria Gudino, Louisiana Policy Institute for Children