Child Care Grant (CCG) Program - New Policies and Procedures

The Child Care Program Office (CCPO), under the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Assistance, is pleased to announce the Child Care Grant (CCG) Program has been updated and new policies and procedures will go into effect January 1, 2014. These updates are in alignment with the CCPO’s Mission to “support families in accessing quality child care” and Vision to ensure “safe, healthy child care is available and affordable for all families in Alaska.”  

This Public Notice is intended to inform interested parties of these upcoming changes to the CCG Program and to provide drafts of the new Child Care Grant Policy and Procedure Manual and forms as well as a document detailing the specific changes in the policy and upcoming Informational Meetings.   

The purpose of the CCG Program is to promote quality child care by assisting licensed child care providers who care for children of families participating in the State of Alaska Child Care Assistance Program, with operational costs associated with their facilities, through monthly reimbursements based on child attendance. The CCG Program promotes quality child care by supporting and encouraging professional development, the retention of early childhood care and education professionals, and safe and healthy environments for children in care. The categories of allowable CCG expenditures for reimbursement related to costs associated with maintaining the operation of their facility are: staff salaries and benefits; providing for substitute care; health and safety; equipment, supplies and activities for children in care; and child development education and training. The CCG Program is authorized under Alaska Statute 47.25.071 and the Alaska Administrative Code 7 AAC 39.

The following Informational Meetings will be held statewide to provide an overview of the Child Care Grant policy and procedure updates including new forms and notices that have been developed:

November 7, 2013:


Noel Wien Public Library

1215 Cowles St., Fairbanks Alaska


November 8, 2013:

Morning Session

Northern Interior Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) Early Childhood Conference

Westmark Hotel and Conference Center

813 Noble St., Fairbanks, Alaska.


November 12, 2013:

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Aspen Hotel

326 Binkley Cr., Soldotna, Alaska


November 14, 2013:

6:30pm – 8:30 pm

The Kodiak Borough Building, School District Conference Room

710 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, Alaska


November 26, 2013:

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Palmer State Office Building

515, East Dahlia Ave., Palmer, Alaska


December 3, 2013:

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Frontier Office Building, Room 802

3601 C Street, Anchorage Alaska


December 12, 2013:

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Frontier Office Building, Room 802

3601 C Street, Anchorage Alaska


December 14, 2013:

9am – 11am

Frontier Office Building, Room 802

3601 C Street, Anchorage Alaska


Attachments, History, Details


Department: Health and Social Services
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 11/7/2013
Archive Date: 12/20/2013