City to working to find solution for afterschool subsidy loss affected by Government Shutdown
As a result of the Federal Government Shutdown and funding loss to the Childcare Subsidy program, the City of Jacksonville is working to find accommodations for City residents who may have been receiving a subsidy and who had a child in an afterschool program.
Onslow County has received notice that the Child Care Development Fund will not be receiving funding due to the Federal Government Shutdown. The program provided child care subsidies for 1,900 children county-wide. The Partnership For Children will take care of about 1,300 children, leaving about 600 who will need assistance.
The City already operates an afterschool program, and some of the students enrolled receive subsidies for their care. They will be allowed to remain in the program.
Additionally, the City is working to provide additional positions for children who are City residents, who have been receiving subsidies, and need care.
Some positions for afterschool care are available at existing sites operated by the City and details are to be announced as the work continues to find additional positions.