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Gottheimer helps announce bipartisan federal dollars clawed back to New Jersey child care providers to support families and economy

PARAMUS, NJ (Bergen County) – U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) Tuesday helped announce $10 million in federal investment from the bipartisan CARES Act that will support New Jersey child care providers and families.

During the height of the pandemic, more than half of child care providers — many of them women- and minority-owned small businesses that were already operating on thin margins — had to close their doors. Now, as the economy begins to recover and as more Americans begin returning to work, child care providers are critical to working New Jersey families and to local economies.

“During the height of the pandemic, more than half of child care providers had to close their doors, hurting our families and our economy. But now, thanks to the bipartisan CARES Act, federal resources are being delivered to support our families and child care providers, and to help them recover,” Gottheimer said.

Gottheimer was joined today by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Paramus Mayor Rich LaBarbiera, NJ Senator Joseph Lagana, NJ Assemblywoman Lisa Swain, NJ Assemblyman Chris Tully, Bergen County Commissioner Chairman Tanelli, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Owner & Director of Little Learners Child Development Center Dawn Cleveland, and Executive Vice President for Special Projects at the NJEDA Tara Colton.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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