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Strategy Name Strategy Type(s) Year Funding Amount Funding Source Features at a Glance
Child Care Expansion Grants
In 2022, the Idaho Legislature approved $15 million in one-time American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for grants to create more seats in high-quality child care facilities and offset start-up costs for child care businesses and providers that want to expand. An additional $15M is requested in the FY24 budget for the WDC to continue funding the expansion of child care. The Workforce Development Council (WDC) administers the grants to the organizations administering child care. The program permits grant recipients to use the funds for needs such as facility updates, staffing, and/or renovation of buildings; any project that exceeds $1 million in capital expenditures requires additional written justification under the ARPA program. The return on investment is measured by the total number of child care seats available two years after the contract’s end date. Learn More: Idaho's Child Care Expansion Grants Sources:Idaho Workforce Development Council. (n.d.). Child Care Expansion Grants.Idaho Workforce Development Council. (2021). Child Care Expansion Grant Policy.
  • Expansion
    • Physical Space and Facilities
    2022 $15 million
    CCDBG COVID Relief Allocations – CARES, CRRSE, ARPA (CCDF & Stabilization)
    One-time funding
    In 2022, the Idaho Legislature approved $15 million in one-time American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for grants to create more seats in high-quality child care facilities and offset start-up costs for child care businesses and providers that want to expand. An additional $15M is requested in the FY24 budget for the WDC to continue funding the expansion of child care. The Workforce Development Council (WDC) administers the grants to the organizations administering child care. The program permits grant recipients to use the funds for needs such as facility updates, staffing, and/or renovation of buildings; any project that exceeds $1 million in capital expenditures requires additional written justification under the ARPA program. The return on investment is measured by the total number of child care seats available two years after the contract’s end date. Learn More: Idaho's Child Care Expansion Grants Sources:Idaho Workforce Development Council. (n.d.). Child Care Expansion Grants.Idaho Workforce Development Council. (2021). Child Care Expansion Grant Policy.
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    Demographics Data Scorecard

    State population

    1,939,033 Source U.S. Census, 2022

    Rural %

    30.8% Source U.S. Census, 2020

    Urban %

    69.2% Source U.S. Census, 2020

    Number of children 0–4

    114,324 Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

    Poverty levels - children 0—8 below 200% poverty

    41% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

    Median family income among households with children

    $80,600.00 Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

    Unemployment rate

    2.9% Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 2022

    Unemployment rate of parents

    3% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

    Children under age 6 with all available parents in the labor force

    56% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

    Children living in households with a high housing cost burden

    22% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

    Child Population by Race and Ethnicity Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

    Race and Ethnicity

    • American Indian and Alaska Native (1%)
    • Asian (1%)
    • Black or African American (1%)
    • Hispanic or Latino (19%)
    • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (0.49%)
    • Two or more races (4%)
    • White, not Hispanic or Latino (74%)
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    Early Childhood Education Programs

    Public Pre-K Program Name

    N/A Source: NIEER 2023

    Universal or Targeted Pre-K Policy

    N/A Source: NIEER 2023

    Early Childhood Education Programs (3-Year-Olds) Source: NIEER 2023

    Programs

    • 3-Year-old Children Enrolled in Head Start (5%)
    • Other/None (95%)

    Early Childhood Education Programs (4-Year-Olds) Source: NIEER 2023

    Programs

    • 4-Year-old Children Enrolled in Head Start (7%)
    • Other/None (93%)

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    2017–2019 Median Hourly Wages Source CSCCE 2018, 2020

    Role

    • Child Care Workers
      $9.46,10.08 (2017, adjusted)
    • Preschool Teachers
      $11.24,11.52 (2017, adjusted)
    • Preschool or Child Care Center Directors
      $18.79,19.50 (2017, adjusted)

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    Federal and State Early Childhood Education Funding (in Millions) Source First Five Years Fund, 2022

    Funding Source

    • Head Start and Early Head Start Funding ($46.9)
    • CCDBG & Mandatory Funds ($45.4)
    • CCDBG State Match ($3.1)
    • CCDBG COVID Relief Allocations - CARES, CRRSE, ARPA (CCDF & Stabilization) ($303.5)
    • State-Funded Pre-K ($3.0)
    • MIECHV ($3.8)
    • IDEA Part C ($3.4)
    • IDEA Part B, Sec 619 ($12.5)
    • TANF Early Learning and Care ($7.8)