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Cash coming for Scranton child care centers

The money will be used for cleaning and school supplies, HVAC and technology upgrades, and outdoor classrooms.

SCRANTON, Pa. — Childcare providers in Scranton are getting some relief as the pandemic continues.

City officials gathered at Mala's Roots and Shoots Daycare and Preschool on Washburn Street on Thursday.

It's one of nine child care providers that will split a half-million-dollar grant.

The money can be used for things like cleaning supplies, technology upgrades, and outdoor classrooms.

Officials believe it could also help *other businesses in the city struggling due to the pandemic.

"We hear from businesses that they're struggling to find workers. Well one of the reasons they struggle to find workers, is because the workers are struggling to find daycare quality childcare for their children," said Eileen Cipriani, Scranton's Office of Community Development. "So this is another way to help make sure that childcare is available for the residents of Scranton".

The grants awarded are funded by money from the CARES Act.

Some of the other recipients include the Boys and Girls Club of NEPA, the Jewish Community Center, and United Neighborhood Centers.

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