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Support & Funding

thread provides funding opportunities for programs and individuals through the following services and projects:

  • CDA Application/Renewal Awards offer reimbursements for the Child Development Associate (CDA) application or renewal fee. Call your local thread office for more information or to apply.
  • Quality Initiatives (QI) are opportunites to advance the quality of a child care program by participation in specific projects realted to early childhood. the program benefits through training on the topic, consultation support, goal setting, and grant funds to implement the goals. Click here to apply.
  • Professional Development Reimbursements (PDR) reimburse certain educational expenses up to $1,500 a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Reimbursement for CPR and First Aid training is capped at $65 per person, per fiscal year. Applicants must be enrolled and active on the SEED Registry.  The PDR form must be submitted within 60 days of the training (after the completion of the training) to receive this funding.
  • Travel Reimbursements (TR) assist early educators with travel expenses for education/training directly related to working with young children, early childhood and/or school-age education, health and safety, or facility administration. The Pre-Travel Reimbursement (Pre-TR) Application must be submitted and approved at least 21 days prior to the actual travel dates.
  • AK IN! program - child care programs can receive supplemental funding to support eligible children who have special needs. Get more information.
  • Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) services through Thrivalaska in Fairbanks and the Northern / Interior region of Alaska.  For more information, please email thread@thrivalaska.com or call 907.479.2212 or toll free 866.878.2273.


•  Application Forms