Encouraging Generational Success

Addressing Childcare Access

In September 2021, the Board of Commissioners approved a $2,000,000 investment to assist families in need of support accessing childcare. 

In Fall 2021, the County expended $400,000 of the funds to Childcare Network to expand their work providing financial assistance and navigation services. To learn more, including how to request assistance, visit https://www.childcarenetwork.org/family-support-program

The remaining $1,600,000 was awarded to Childcare Network through a competitive request for proposals. These funds became available in January 2022 and will be used by Childcare Network to reach significantly more families.

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Childcare Network Impact (as of December 2021)


Children Served through the Washtenaw Rescue Plan Investment in Child Care Network Programming


Of families served are living at/below 60% Area Median income or living/accessing services in a qualified census tract


Of children/families served identified as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color


Childhood Savings Accounts

In September 2021, the Board of Commissioners approved an investment of County General Fund and American Rescue Plan dollars to launch a Universal Childhood Savings Account Program. Updates coming in 2022!