ERIC Number: ED410028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Programs: Fiscal Year 1996 Annual Report.
Alaska State Dept. of Community and Regional Affairs, Juneau.
Assistance with paying for the cost of child care often makes the critical difference in whether or not a parent can work to support the family. This annual report provides information on child care assistance programs in Alaska. The 1996 Fiscal Year (FY) funding is presented for four programs providing a portion of low to moderate income parents' child care costs: (1) Day Care Assistance Program; (2) Transitional Child Care; (3) At Risk Assistance; and (4) Child Care and Development Block Grant. Trends in funding for the Child Care Grant, a program providing a business subsidy for child care centers and licensed home, are outlined. Trends in the number of parent referral contacts to Child Care Resource and Referral services are presented. FY 1996 funding for Resource Development grants, which provide funds for caregiver training, is presented by training category. Appended are tables detailing, by community, the number of families and children receiving child care assistance, the number of homes and centers receiving Child Care grant funding, and the number of training or reimbursement units funded through the Resource Development grants. The report notes that child care assistance programs funding remained stable in FY 1996, although fewer families and children were served due to the increasing cost of child care. Child Care Grant Program participation continues to be strong, and funding has remained constant for the last 5 years. Among the challenges Alaska faces in the future is how to allocate limited financial resources. (KB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Community and Regional Affairs, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Care and Development Block Grants