U.S. Department of Labor Guidance on Supportive Services for Child Care and Long-Term Care

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The Biden-Harris Administration is making once-in-a-generation infrastructure investments through the Investing in America agenda. To carry out these investments, Federal agencies and Federal funding recipients must develop and sustain a skilled, diverse workforce to meet labor demand in the construction, manufacturing, clean energy, and transportation sectors. To successfully achieve this goal, all investments that include a workforce development focus must ensure workers have access to supportive services – especially access to affordable, high-quality child care and long-term care – which enable them to participate in training or employment. 

This guidance is intended to assist Federal agencies, Federal funding recipients, employers, workforce development entities, and other stakeholders in the care community to make thoughtful investments into child care and long-term care to support workers. The guidance provides important best practices as well as example strategies for funding recipients and employers to consider when designing child care and long-term care solutions for workers. The guidance includes the following contents and resources:

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