Change in Federal Aid for childcare providers could result in closure
May 20, 2020.
The State of Alaska announced this week that childcare centers will soon receive federal aid. Applications by 359 of the 492 licensed centers in the State filed for assistance due to the crisis generated by the current pandemic.
The governor's office announced Tuesday that the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services will distribute just under $6.5 million from the federal CARES Act through the Alaska Child Care Development Fund.
Providers expected to receive three support payments as announced in April by the Division of Public Assistance to pay for the months of March, April and May; however, they will only receive one payment for the month of March, which puts some of the childcare centers providing the service at risk of closure.