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New Jersey is raising the income limits so more families are eligible for a new state program designed to dramatically cut childcare costs for school-age kids who are remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
The annual income cap for the New Jersey School-Age Tuition Assistance Program has increased from $75,000 to $150,000, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday at his latest coronavirus briefing in Trenton.
The state program provides up to $634 a month to cover childcare costs for students between ages 5 and 13 attending schools that are remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“This will allow more families to receive the support they need to afford childcare,” Murphy said.
The money from the $150 million program can be used to pay for daycare centers, YMCAs, camps