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NJ grants to be awarded for Sandy-affected child care programs


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Christie Administration says $2.5 million in grants are being given to child care-related programs and families impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

The Social Services Block Grant funds will be used to help families whose child care was disrupted as a result of Sandy, or for storm-related repairs or supplies for child-care programs.

State human services officials say many child care centers were damaged or destroyed by Sandy.

The grant money will be allocated in different categories. Non-profit or for-profit child care programs can apply for grants of up to $50,000. Child care centers are eligible for grants of up to $3,000. Family child care providers can apply for up to $1,500 to replace damaged materials, and eligible families whose child care was disrupted by the storm can apply for subsidies.