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Child Care and Development Block Grant

  • Granting Agency: State of Alaska, DHSS
  • Appropriation Amount: $73,681,653
  • Eligible Applicants: TBD by the State of Alaska, DHSS
  • Announcement Date: TBD by the State of Alaska, DHSS
  • Closing Date: TBD by the State of Alaska, DHSS


Purpose: Stabilization of State Child Care Program

Eligible Expenditures:
Provide childcare assistance to health care sector employees, emergency responders, sanitation workers, and other workers deemed essential during the response to coronavirus.

  • Qualified childcare providers expenses
    • Personnel costs, including payroll and salaries or similar compensation for an employee (including any sole proprietor or independent contractor), employee benefits, premium pay, or costs for employee recruitment and retention.
    • Rent (including rent under a lease agreement) or payment on any mortgage obligation, utilities, facility maintenance or improvements, or insurance.
    • Personal protective equipment, cleaning and sanitization supplies and services, or training and professional development related to health and safety practices.
    • Purchases of or updates to equipment and supplies to respond to the COVID–19 public health emergency.
    • Goods and services necessary to maintain or resume childcare services.
    • Mental health supports for children and employees.
  • Reimbursement of a qualified childcare providers sums obligated or expended before the date of enactment of this Act for the cost of a good or service to respond to the COVID–19 public health emergency.

For more information visit the Division of Public Assistance, Child Care Program Offices webpage at or call (907)269-4500.