Child Care Assistance & Providers

Bristol Bay Native Association

Child Care Development Fund

CCDF Mission:

“The Child Care Assistance Program serves individuals and families by increasing the availability, affordability and quality of child care in the Bristol Bay Region”

Child Care Assistance for Parent/Guardian

BBNA Child Care Assistance eligibility is based on family size and family’s gross income. A sliding fee scale will be use and is based on the Federal Income Poverty Guidelines. Assistance can be provided for tribally enrolled Alaska Native or American Indian youth under the age of 13.

BBNA cannot provide Child Care Assistance if there is anyone living in the child’s home who is 18 years or older, capable of caring for children, and is not working, attending school, or in training.

All children must be current with immunizations.

Parent/Guardian must apply for services using the WFD Application and Child Care Assistance Addendum. Parent’s must provide current proof of income, and identify their Child Care Provider.

  • BBNA has 30 days to determine eligibility upon receiving a completed application.
  • We cannot determine eligibility until we have a complete application including all required documents.
  • A completed application does not automatically mean a client is eligible for childcare assistance.

Childcare is approved from the date we receive all the necessary documents to determine your case; no childcare is approved before that date. Parents/Guardians are responsible for all of childcare expenses unless otherwise notified by BBNA.

For more information; contact the Child Care Development, located at the Val Larson Family Resource Center
Phone: 1-(907)-842-4059 or Toll Free: 1-(800)-478-4059
Fax: 1-(907)-842-2338

DOWNLOAD BBNA WFD APPLICATION and Childcare Assistance Addendum

Child Care Assistance – Provider

Child care providers serve a vital role in our Bristol Bay Communities. Provider and all household members 16 years of age and older must pass a background check. The provider must be 18 or older and cannot reside in the home with the children or the parent.

  • BBNA has 30 days to determine eligibility upon receiving a completed application.
  • We cannot determine eligibility until we have a completed application with all required documents.
  • BBNA Child Care Department requires that caregivers are in compliance with all Federal, State and Tribal licensing before authorization of payment.

BBNA Approved Business Licensed providers

  • Provider must get a current State of Alaska Business License.
  • Provider must meet BBNA’s Health & Safety guidelines
  • Each person who provides child care for a parent or guardian receiving child care assistance from the BBNA Child Care Development Department must participate in a home visit at least once a year.
  • Child Care Assistance rates are Full Day/Part Day. Full Day= 4.5 hours and up, Part Day= Care up to and including 4 and 4.25 hours.
  • Assistance is limited to no more than 40 hours of child care per week, per child.

BBNA Approved Relative Providers

  • CCDF definition of a relatives, by marriage, blood relationship or court decree, include only the following: Grandparents, Great-grandparents, Siblings leaving in a separate residence, and first generation Aunts or Uncles
  • Relative Providers will be paid an hourly rate based on the age of the child(ren) in care.
  • Assistance is limited to no more than 40 hours of child care per week, per child.

If the child care provider cares for more than four (4) children, unrelated to him/her, it is necessary that the provider be licensed by the State of Alaska Child Care Program. In this case, the provider must contact the State of Alaska Child Care Program at 1-888-268-4632 for licensure.  You can find information, forms and applications to their website at http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/ccare/providers.aspx 

BBNA CDD staff are available to help with this process for any providers interested in obtaining state licensing.

For more information; contact the Child Care Development, located at the Val Larson Family Resource Center
Phone: 1-(907)-842-4059 or Toll Free: 1-(800)-478-4059
Fax: 1-(907)-842-2338

Childcare Provider Application

Download and print the CCDF Bi-Weekly Child Care Provider Request for Payment

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