HARRISBURG – The Wolf Administration announced $53 million in additional funds for child care providers that have suffered during COVID-19. The funds will help child care providers bridge the gap until their clientele return. It will also help them with any increased costs incurred due to the pandemic –things like cleaning and sanitization, which will help keep the 386,000 children who attend licensed child care facilities safe, as well as the workers who care for them. In June, $51 million in CARES Act Child Care Development Funds were distributed to eligible child care providers. The $53 million is also from CARES Act funding and will be distributed this month. Another $116 million will be distributed in the coming months, bringing the total sum of financial support to $220 million.