Big News About Our Community Childcare Initiative!

City Council recently approved the Allocation Committee's decision to allocate $5.1 million over three years (2020-2023) to continue the Community Childcare Initiative. The CCI grant means Levy funding will continue to support more than 300 children with annual access to affordable, high-quality childcare. Here's what one mom had to say:

Flor and her family outside a CCI childcare location

CCI supplements the state’s Employment Related Day Care subsidy, assuring that families who qualify pay no more than 10% of their annual income toward childcare.
A recent progress report showed:

➡️  97% of parents surveyed reported improved finances while participating in CCI

➡️ 100% reported a high level of overall satisfaction with their experience

Community Childcare Initiative Report 2019 Infographic

Want to learn more about this opportunity for Portland families and providers to receive financial assistance for childcare? Check out Child Care Resource and Referral of Multnomah County and Mt. Hood Community College for more information.