The State of Alaska Child Care Program Office (CCPO) is again partnering with thread to administer this third and final phase of stabilization grants. The application for Phase 3 will remain open for 30 days from November 1-30, 2022.
What’s New for Phase 3?
- Workforce Initiative: Eligible programs interested in investing in workforce supports can opt in for additional grant funding supported by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation (CRRSA) Act. This additional amount must be spent on the “personnel costs” category of allowable uses. For more information on allowable uses of stabilization grant funds visit the Office of Child Care website.
- Additional Location-Based Funding Opportunities: Eligible programs located in the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley can opt in for additional grant funding based on the program location. The location-based additional funding amounts vary.
- Additional funding for providers in the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) is made possible by a grant from the Municipality of Anchorage’s Assembly and Mayor’s Office.
- Additional funding for providers in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley is available with a grant from the Mat-Su Health Foundation.
Stabilization Grant Reminders
- Eligibility is based on federal guidelines and is available to providers that:
- (1) are licensed child care providers who are open or temporarily closed due to COVID-19 and planning to reopen OR
- (2) are approved (Relative or In-Home) child care providers on or before March 11, 2021, and still approved at the time of application.
- Amount: Phase 3 will use approximately $24 million remaining in ARPA Stabilization funds for stabilization, and $5 million in CRRSA funding for the workforce initiative. The formula will be based on licensed capacity, per child and will be finalized after the application period ends to ensure the complete amount of the remaining funds are used.
- Application: The CCPO has worked with thread to develop an application that is easy to use and meets federal requirements. Program owners or administrators can begin preparing the following information for use on the Phase 3 application:
- Program information (legal business name, ICCIS number, mailing address, etc.)
- Program license
- Current enrollment and desired capacity numbers
- Intended use of Phase 3 Stabilization Grant Funds. Please refer to the Office of Child Care for more information on the acceptable uses of stabilization grant funds.
- IRS Form W-9—completed and signed. Download the IRS W-9 form at www.irs.gov.
Application Information & Help
The application period for the grant closed on November 30, 2022. Please contact thread with any questions.