RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – First Lady Pam Northam, along with Governor Ralph Northam, announced on Saturday that the state will be receiving more federal incentive funds to support the expanded childcare allowance eligibility.

The expansion of the funding program is covered HB 2206The first lady announced in a Facebook post on Saturday that the state would receive $ 203 million in stimulus money.

This bill gives entitlement to families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic who are seeking financial support for childcare.

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Single parents with one child earning up to $ 60,000 per year and families of four who are earning up to $ 89,000 per year with at least one child under kindergarten age can now receive financial assistance for 12 months.

If you are eligible for the program and would like to apply for assistance, go to Ministry of Social Services website.