Alabama residents receive Bonus Bucks in the form of stimulus checks. More than 10,000 workers will be given checks worth up to $1,500 through 2023. Additionally, Child care providers in Alabama will also receive bonus stimulus aid reports the-sun.com.
The total funds amount to $12.6 million and are a part of the second tranche of Child Care Workforce Stabilization aid from the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR). The first aid round was given to 1278 child care providers in December 2021 and January 2022.
The second tranche of aid will run from February 28 and continue through March 18. Full-time workers are entitled to stimulus checks worth $1,500while part-time employees are entitled to half the assistance, which is $750.
10,000 Alabama Residents Will Receive The Funds
Eligible workers can receive up to eight quarterly bonuses before September 2023. The two-year grants will end in September 2023. Therefore, seven grants are in the offing. The funds are available as a part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. As per data received from Alabama DHR, 65% of the child care providers who sought aid were granted the bonuses. In all, 10,065 employees have been given bonuses.
Childcare providers to get incentives
Alabama is slowly limping back to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic. The administration is all out to provide incentives to Childcare providers so that they are back in their care-providing roles.
Alabama DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner said. “The nationwide staffing shortage has tested the resilience of Alabama’s child care providers. As they continue to persevere, these bonuses will help recruit much-needed reinforcements and reward current employees for their dedicated service to the children and families of Alabama.”
The stimulus aid comes with specific riders, and the child care provider must fulfill these criteria to be eligible for the grant. The child care providers must be presently active and must not be defunct. They must also be working for the past year to be eligible for the grant. They must have a good rapport with the Alabama DHR