City Limits – While the continuation will not be accompanied by the full $20 million that advocates and the four community-based organizations (CBOs) that implemented the program have pushed for, the $16 million allocated in the city’s newly announced $107 billion spending package is close enough for them to celebrate.

“While $16 million won’t be enough to satisfy the demand providers know exists, this investment will ensure that our immigrant families won’t be left high-and-dry,” said Immigration Committee Chair and Council Member Shahana Hanif.

The pilot, announced by Mayor Eric Adams late last year with an initial $10 million in funding, was intended to aid low-income families whose immigration status makes them ineligible for other federally-funded child care subsidies. [Read More]