Families hit hard by the pandemic need child care relief. Trillions of dollars in social infrastructure spending may soon come down the pipeline for our state to start building a universal child care system. But our families need help today to support the child care arrangements they are relying on right now.
Last Friday, we testified to this urgent need at a hearing on our state’s use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. On behalf of our organizations and our coalition, Care That Works, we called for a $600 child tax credit for children under 13, with an added benefit of up to $3,600 for children with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers who have been entirely excluded from the federal child tax credit due to a Trump-era bill.
Read the full op-ed at the Bay State Banner.