CCPO Broadcast: Child Care Assistance Program Waiver of Co-Pay Announcement

October 6, 2021

The following broadcast was released by the Alaska Child Care Program Office on Sept. 24, 2021

The Child Care Program Office (CCPO) Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) have realized savings because of decreased child care attendance during the pandemic. Accordingly, the office waived family co-payments (co-pays) during the months of June, July, August, and September 2021. The CCPO is pleased to announce that it will continue to waive co-pays for the service months of October, November, and December 2021 for families who have been issued a State of Alaska Child Care Assistance Authorization.

The amount paid by the CCPO will be the co-pay amount listed on the family’s authorization for each service month of care. Child care providers may continue to collect from families any amounts in excess of the reimbursable rate and co-pays paid by the CCPO.

When child care providers submit their monthly CCAP Request for Payment CC78 forms to the CCPO for the service months of October, November, and December, the CCPO automatically will pay the monthly co-pay amount at the same time. Child care providers do not need to submit any additional documentation.

Co-pays will not be paid to child care providers in situations in which a child did not attend at least one day of care in the service month for which they are requesting payment.

If you have questions about the information in this broadcast, please contact the Child Care Program Office and request to speak to someone from the Eligibility and Benefits Team regarding the waiver of family co-pays broadcast notification.

Thank you,

Child Care Program Office

Phone (907) 269-4500

Fax (907) 269-4536