CCPO Broadcast: Child Care Relief Funding Update

December 20, 2021

Broadcast 12/15/2021

Stabilization Grants and Town Hall Meetings, Plan for Relief Funding
Alaska Division of Public Assistance, Child Care Program Office

The Child Care Program Office (CCPO) plans to open Phase 2 stabilization grant applications in January with at least $15 million in funding for providers based on licensed capacity.

Our next virtual Town Hall meetings are scheduled on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to provide details about Phase 2 for providers and gather feedback on the full funding plan. Details will follow in a separate broadcast.

CCPO is pleased to share the relief funding spending strategies and timeline for the use of federal funding through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Act (CRRSA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).The attachments outline funding strategies in four categories:

  • Improve affordability & subsidy program
  • Increase access to licensed care
  • Increase supports for quality improvement
  • Infrastructure

The spending plan and timeline provide a preliminary view of spending thus far and projections for use of the remaining funds. Our planning tools reflect a point-in-time analysis and are subject to change throughout the implementation process.

We sincerely thank you for your continuing commitment to Alaska’s children and families and wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

Thank you,

Child Care Program Office

Phone (907) 269-4500

Fax (907) 269-4536