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Supervisor Fletcher & Board Provide $5M for Childcare Vouchers, Contingent on City of San Diego Contribution

05/05/20

The Board of Supervisor today voted in support of Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s policy to allocate $5 million in County of San Diego CARES ACT funds to make emergency childcare vouchers available to essential frontline workers and families. During the meeting an amendment was made by Supervisor Dianne Jacob to make the funds contingent on the City of San Diego also contributing $5 million from its CARES ACT funds., making a grand total of $10 million available. The Supervisor released the following statement in response to the vote.  

“We are relieving a burden on essential workers by providing access to childcare vouchers. This step will help not only alleviate a financial burden but will increase access to childcare and allow them to focus on performing their essential services. We are hopeful the City of San Diego will join us and contribute.”     

Nathan Fletcher
Supervisor, District 4, County of San Diego
Co-Chair, County of San Diego COVID-19 Subcommittee