Alaska

In 2019, faced with elimination of all funding for early childhood programs, individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and funders came together as a singular voice and saved Alaska from the worst state budget cuts in more than two decades.

State Allies:

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Alaska Childrens Trust • Anchorage, AK
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Top Priorities for 2020

Continue to support increased investment in early childhood education

Amend existing health education curriculum statute to include mental health curriculum in all k-12 health classrooms

Increase health care insurance coverage for Alaska children

In 2019, all early childhood education funding was reinstated, approximately $11 million, and that’s not all.

  • Alaskans prevented the institution of work requirements for Medicaid.
  • Prevented cuts to k-12 education funding.
  • Fought to ensure that the majority of housing and homeless programs were funded (approximately $100 million). 

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving systemic, long-lasting change for Alaska’s young children by providing state Allies with powerful advantages.

  • Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Direct Access to National Expertise
  • Rapid Response Support
  • Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States
  • Roles in National Communities of Practice