Recent Investments in New Hampshire’s Child Care Sector to Soon End, Leaving Funding Gap

Of the $555 million in federal and state funds allocated to the child care sector in New Hampshire since 2016, nearly 30 percent of these allocations consist of one-time funds. While these one-time funds are helping the sector rebound from the impacts of the pandemic, many of the challenges that were present before COVID-19 still persist, including affordability, accessibility, and quality of care. On-going, long-term funding will further help stabilize New Hampshire’s child care sector and support working families and the Granite State economy. 

Learn more in NHFPI’s February 2024 Issue Brief: The State of Child Care in New Hampshire: End of One-Time Federal Investments May Reduce Industry Stability