Health & Human Services - Economic Assistance

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Child care assistance is available to parents who are receiving assistance under the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and parents whose income is at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty guideline and are in an approved activity. It is important for parents to know their child is well-cared for while they are at work, looking for work, obtaining training or going to school in order to secure employment. Application is required to have eligibility determined. CCAP may not cover all child care costs. Parental amounts depend on the family's income, the number of people in the family, and how much the child care provider charges. The goal is to assist the family to maintain employment and gain self-sufficiency.

Programs Available

  • MFIP Child Care: Participants who are employed or participating in work job search, education or other activity approved by a job counselor may receive assistance for child care.

  • Transition Year: Families closed off MFIP are eligible for child care up to one year from the date their MFIP closed for work or job search activities only.

  • Basic Sliding Fee: Provides a subsidy for child care costs for income eligible parents to work, look for work or obtain training or education for employment.

Related Links

Minnesota Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program

Minnesota Department of Human Services Licensing Information Lookup