Strengthening Families Child Care provides grants to 28 community child care programs throughout Vermont to ensure affordable access to high quality comprehensive early care and education and afterschool programs for children and families challenged by economic instability and other environmental risk factors.
These grants serve:
The following impacts on intended by these grants:
o FY23 Budget Recommendation: $1,110,000
o FY22 Estimated Expenditures: $842,174
o FY21 Actuals: $890,576
The Office of Child Support (OCS) helps to obtain financial support for families with children by:
The Office of Child Support improves the economic security of children and families in Vermont.
Every child has the resources needed to be safe, secure, and stable.
The Vermont Office of Child Support promotes the well-being of all families by strengthening their financial safety net. We provide quality services and information to parents, caregivers, and community partners involved in the child support process.
o FY23 Budget Recommendation: $15,651,643
o FY22 Estimated Expenditures: $15,382,395
o FY21 Actuals: $13,613,616
Economic Services administers several public benefits that help Vermonters meet their basic needs. Those benefits include - Reach Up, 3SquaresVT, Essential Person, General Assistance, Emergency Assistance and Fuel Assistance.
Economic Services serves low income Vermonters. We help to put three health meals on folks tables every day, help with a heating crisis during the winter months, help individuals and families with emergency basic needs, help people to pay part of their home heating bills and help provide supports to households with dependent children.