Afterschool Professional Development Incentive

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Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now closed. Please check back to this page in July for further updates about the 2021-2022 school year. 

Utah’s afterschool workforce works diligently to increase the quality, scope, and accessibility of afterschool programming for Utah’s youth. The Utah Afterschool Professional Development Incentive is a financial award that encourages professionals to continue their efforts in developing their skills which, in turn, helps youth excel. The Incentive provides an aligned professional development system that provides supportive coursework, a registry to track professional accomplishments, and a system of professional recognition.


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How to Apply For the Professional Development Incentive

  • Determine if you work in an afterschool program that is approved and eligible for its staff to receive the Afterschool Professional Development Incentive by visiting the Child Care Licensing website. Find instructions in the FAQs here.
  • Print, complete, and MAIL OR DELIVER in person the Afterschool Professional Development Incentive Application.
  • Download the Afterschool Professional Development Incentive Verification Form and complete each tab of the Excel document with all applicable information:
    • Work Experience Verification
    • Training Verification
    • Professional Activities Verification
    • Applicant Summary
    • Once ALL Verification Form tabs are complete, save the document with the unique file name: "Firstname Lastname FY21 VF" and EMAIL the document to .

FY21 Application Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM


Receiving Your Financial Award

As of December 17, 2020, financial awards are now processed by the Utah Registry for Professional Development via Payment Works, a secure, online platform. With this change, the Incentive Application has been updated to no longer require a W9 or an applicant's bank routing information.

Have questions about your award? Please review these FAQs or contact Payment Works directly at


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