KIDS COUNT Rhode Island Budget Analysis Available
Each year, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT provides an analysis of the governor’s proposed budget, detailing the potential impact on children and families.
Some highlights from the 2018 Analysis include:
- $1.1 million increase to the State Pre-K program for four-year-olds which, when combined with federal Preschool Expansion Grant funding, will enable Rhode Island to expand the State Pre-K program to serve over 1,000 children in 2017-2018.
- Funding for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to implement new federal rules designed to improve continuity of access to child care, specifically: a permanent graduated-phase out policy, 12 month continuous eligibility, 3 months of eligibility for families who lose their jobs to engage in job search, infant-toddler prioritization, and expanded outreach to homeless families.