On May 9, 2022, the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) announced that it will continue to provide child care subsidy payments based on enrollment and not attendance until the end of August.
The current payment practice replaced the previous payment policy based on attendance at the beginning of the pandemic to ensure a more stable funding stream to child care businesses. The enrollment-based payment policy was scheduled to end on June 30th.
Payments based on enrollment has been described by many child care providers as the most important COVID-related policy that helped them stay in business.
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