Houston City Council approved a $3 million relief fund for child care centers Nov. 4. The allocation comes from the over $400 million in CARES Act funding received by the city in the spring.

As more residents return to work, they are finding less child care options available, city documents stated.

“We’ve all heard stories about parents who need to go to work and are desperately in need of child care facilities,” District H Council Member Karla Cisneros said.

The relief fund, recommended by Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Health Equity Task Force, will be able to serve about 100 child care centers, city documents state. Details about the allocation of the funds are not yet available.