Funding for Environmental Assessment and Remediation at Child Care Facilities: A Review of Selected Resources

Environmental Law Institute
Date Released
July 2019

Environmental site hazards at a child care facility may arise from contamination of the air, soil, or water caused by historical uses of the property or nearby activities. Identifying and remedying site hazards before a child care facility is licensed, as well as during facility operations, can help prevent and reduce harmful exposures to staff and children. This paper highlights some of the federal, state, and non-governmental funding sources that might potentially be available to help ensure that child care programs are able to address environmental hazards and continue serving their communities. The examples of financial assistance programs presented in the paper offer a starting point for exploring funding resources that are available in other states or that could be established in the future.

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