Sen. Adriane Johnson

BUFFALO GROVE – State Senator Adriane Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove) is pleased more than 170 child care facilities in the district she represents were provided economic relief through a state program.

“Child care providers were forced to shut their doors earlier this year and have since seen less enrollment as some parents are still working from home,” Johnson said. “Child care facilities are essential to working families. I am pleased the legislature prioritized funding for these facilities in its most recent budget.”

The Illinois Department of Human Services distributed $270 million during two rounds of funding to support the economic health of child care providers after months of lost revenue. More than 170 programs in the district Johnson represents were awarded funds totaling $5,947,114.

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Human Services developed the grant program for licensed child care providers. The Child Care Restoration Grants was administered by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies.