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COVID-19 Financial Aid & Support

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis grows in Alaska and worldwide, we want you to know that we are here for you, Alaska’s early childhood educators and programs. Below are some financial resources to support you during these uncertain times.

Alaska SEED Support

Early Childhood Educators

Local Government CARES Act Funding

Check with your local government for funding requirements & application.

Dedicated CARES Act Funding (Child Care)
Federal CARES Act/ Support

Available Grants for Small Businesses & Nonprofits (Alaska)
  • Mat-Su Health Foundation – Coronavirus Prevention and Response Grants: This program is available for nonprofits in the Mat-Su Valley that are licensed organizations providing child care and early learning services. Grants cover operational funding, supplies, equipment and other program costs.  Learn more here.

Small Business Administration

Financial Webinars

Thursdays with thread
Alaska Small Business Development Center
  • COVID-19 Training VideosWatch now.
  • Webinar Briefings for Small Businesses on COVID-19 Opportunities (Free)
    2 pm (AKST)
    Register here

Individual Assistance

  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights: Requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave, or expanded family and medical leave, for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Learn more. (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
  • Alaska’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program: Unemployment is available for those who are furloughed, laid off, lose work hours, or need to stay home to care for children during the COVID-19 outbreak. Apply online here.
  • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program: Information about unemployment compensation support for child care providers. Learn more.
  • National Women’s Law Center: Considerations for Child Care Providers & Workers Navigating Financial Support Options During the COVID-19 Crisis. Learn more here.

Tell Us Your Story

thread wants to hear from you about how COVID-19 is affecting your family. Share your story.