Your child needs to be well cared for while you are at work or going to school; and as a parent or guardian it is equally important to choose quality, affordable child care (PDF).
Minnesota's Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) can help to make quality child care affordable for income-eligible families. All families will have a copayment based on their gross income and family size.
The Child Care Assistance Program can help families pay child care costs for:
Families that had an MFIP or DWP case closed within the last 12 months
Low-income families that may be eligible for the Basic Sliding Fee Program
At-Home Infant Care
CCAP also includes the Minnesota At-Home Infant Care Program (AHIC) that provides financial help to families with a child under 1 year of age to cover some of the costs of a parent staying home to care for their infant. Family size, family income, and participation in authorized activities are considered.
The amount of available funding also may be a factor. In some Minnesota counties there is a waiting list for access to day care under the Basic Sliding Fee Program.
To fill out an application and find out if you qualify for any CCAP program, contact 651-213-5200.