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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on June 11, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Alaska, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Resources website or the governor's COVID-19 Resources website

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Description of Program and Relief

Alaska Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start is a Federal program that funds and promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Early Head Start is a related Federal program which specifically serves infants, toddlers, and pregnant women and their families who have incomes below the Federal poverty level. Although no specific guidance has been issued regarding these programs with respect to COVID-19, persons adversely impacted by COVID-19 and meet general eligibility requirements should be qualified to apply.

Government or Lead Agency

United States Department of Health & Human Services.

Dates Available

Effective immediately.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Pregnant women and children from birth to age five from low-income families are eligible to participate. Children in foster care, homeless children, and children from families receiving public assistance also eligible, regardless of family income.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information


List of Additional Information

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