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Public Hearing on the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan

Supplemental posting with an extended comment period and rescheduled Public Hearing available at:  https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=190469







Department of Health & Social Services

Child Care Program Office

Public Hearing

On the

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan

 

A Public Hearing will be held to provide interested persons an opportunity to comment and provide input on Alaska’s Draft 2019-2021 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan, which will be submitted to the federal Administration for Children & Families (ACF), Office of Child Care. The CCDF Plan is due this year on June 30, 2018.

 

The CCDF Plan is the primary mechanism that the ACF uses to determine Alaska’s compliance with the requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and associated Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule of 2016. The CCDF Plan is used to describe to ACF Alaska’s progress on the following sections:

 

  1. Define CCDF leadership and coordination with relevant systems;

  2. Promote family engagement and consumer education;

  3. Provide stable child care financial assistance to families;

  4. Ensure equal access to child care for low-income children;

  5. Establish standards and monitoring processes to ensure the health and safety of childcare settings;

  6. Recruit and retain a qualified and effective child care workforce;

  7. Support continuous quality improvement; and

  8. Ensure grantee program integrity and accountability.

     

    Alaska’s CCDF Plan serves as the State of Alaska, Department of Health & Social Services application for CCDF funds. This three-year plan describes the overall services and activities administered by the State of Alaska Division of Public Assistance, Child Care Program Office through the following programs:  Child Care Assistance; Alaska Inclusive Child Care (Alaska IN!); Child Care Licensing; Child Care Grant; and Child Care Resource and Referral.

     

    You may comment on the draft CCDF Plan by submitting written comments to the Department of Health & Social Services, Child Care Program Office, 3601 C Street, Suite 140, Anchorage, AK 99503. Additionally, the Department of Health & Social Services will accept comments by facsimile at (907) 269-4536 and by electronic mail at samantha.ray@alaska.gov . The comments must be received not later than 5 p.m. on June 30, 2018.

     

    Oral or written comments also may be submitted at the public hearing to be held on June 21, 2018, at the Frontier Building, in conference room 896, 3601 C St., Anchorage, AK 99503. The hearing will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  If you are unable to attend in person, but would like to comment during the oral public hearing, you can call the teleconference number 1-800-315-6338 (toll free) access code 94878.

     

    You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Samantha Ray by email at samantha.ray@alaska.gov  or at 3601 C Street, Suite 140, Anchorage, AK 99503. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The Department of Health & Social Services will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System at https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/default.aspx  and its website at http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/ccare/default.aspx .

     

    If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Samantha Ray at samantha.ray@alaska.gov or by telephone at (907) 269-4681 not later than June 18, 2018, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

     

    A copy of Alaska’s draft 2019-2021 CCDF Plan is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System at https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/default.aspx and on the Child Care Program Office website at: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/ccare/regs.aspx. You may also obtain a copy by contacting Samantha Ray at samantha.ray@alaska.gov or (907) 269-4681.

     

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Created 5/29/2018 3:52:17 PM by krserezhenkov
Modified 6/19/2018 3:57:27 PM by krserezhenkov

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Department: Health and Social Services
Category: Public Notices
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Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 5/29/2018
Archive Date: 7/1/2018
 
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