When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Abdi Daisane watched enrollment at his St. Cloud day care center plummet.
By the end of 2020, most children at Blooming Kids Child Care Center were gone, and with them, tuition that paid the bills. Like child care providers across the U.S., Daisane credits his ability to stay open during the darkest days of the pandemic to federal aid, including a monthly grant through the American Rescue Plan.
"Without that grant, we would have closed down," Daisane said. Read more.