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Quality Initiatives, Grant & Funding Opportunities

2022-23 Quality Initiatives

thread offers an annual Quality Initiative (QI) program for early childhood education programs and early educators to participate in professional development around a specific early care and learning topic. QI grants range from $1,000-$10,000.

Click here for information about 2022-23 open and closed QIs.


Assistance during COVID-19


Child Care Assistance in Northern Interior and Southeast Alaska

thread partners with Thrivalaska in Fairbanks and AEYC-SEA in Juneau to administer the State of Alaska Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) for the CCAP Northern and Southeast service delivery areas. Your program may be eligible to participate in CCAP to receive subsidy payments from the State of Alaska on behalf of an eligible family in Northern Interior or Southeast Alaska.

If you are in Northern/Interior Alaska, contact our child care assistance staff between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at:

907.479.2212 or toll free 855.479.2212
[email protected]
1949 Gillam Way, Suite G, Fairbanks, AK 99701

If you are in Southeast Alaska, contact our child care assistance staff between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at:

907.789.1235 or toll free 888.785.1235
[email protected]
3200 Hospital Drive, Suite 204, Juneau, AK 99801

For information about CCAP in other regions, contact the Child Care Program Office (CCPO).


Other Funding Resources