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Child Care Assistance

The Child Care Assistance program provides financial assistance to Alaska Native and Native American families in need of daycare services for children under the age of 13, while parents are engaged in employment, training or educational activities.

Parents must be employed a minimum of 20 hours per week, or attending a college/university or vocational training at least half-time, as defined by the institution’s enrollment criteria.

Parents may receive assistance for up to one month for job-search purposes.


Alaska Native or American Indian families or individuals having income eligibility as determined by a sliding-fee scale using household income for the last 30 days.

The amount of child care offered is based on the parents’ work or training activities.

Approved families will be authorized for services when eligibility is determined. Authorizations may be used in a variety of child care categories, including center-based, licensed family home, approved or in-home care. Payments are made directly to the child care provider.

Parents must submit pay stubs or timesheets on a monthly basis to verify they were engaged in a qualifying activity before a payment will be issued to the provider. 

Families receiving TANF benefits do not need to apply for child care assistance, but must contact their case manager to request Child Care Assistance.

Please contact Shirley Ekstrom (907) 793-3307, or email childcare@citci.org for additional eligibility details.

Child Care Billing Report Form with Sample

Income Guidelines

Number of people living in the household, and maximum gross income during the past 30 days:
2 – $4,831
3 – $5,433
4 – $6,035
5 – $6,524
6 – $7,006
7 – $7,487
8 – $7,969