This broadcast was released by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Child Care Program Office on April 11, 2023.
CCPO is pleased to share the following documents that provide updated details regarding federal Relief Funds granted to Alaska through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Act (CRRSA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The documents outline Alaska’s spending strategies and timelines across four categories:
- Improve affordability & subsidy program
- Increase access to licensed care
- Increase supports for quality improvement
The Spending Plan: Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act & American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is an overview of the spending categories and potential strategies. The Alaska COVID-19 Relief Funds – Timeline as of April 2023 document identifies details about each funding stream including guidance and requirements. The Planning Update: Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act & American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 document provides a preliminary view of obligations and 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.
The close of Phase 3 marks the completion of ARPA Stabilization Fund spending. The Child Care Stabilization Fast Facts document gives and overview of how those funds impacted Child Care Providers in the State of Alaska since they were awarded to Alaska in 2021.
The Phase 1 and Phase 2 Child Care Stabilization Grant Reports have been prepared by thread and can be found on their website: Stabilizing Child Care for a Thriving Alaska. Phase 3 application and distribution processes are now complete as of March 31, with a final Stabilization Grant Report coming soon from thread.
We sincerely thank you for your continuing commitment to Alaska’s children and families.
For questions about this broadcast, please contact the CCPO by phone 1-888-268-4632 or email CCPO@alaska.gov.