Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) for Parents

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) for Parents

Paying for child care isn't always easy. However, help is available to pay for part of the cost.

The Child Care Assistance Program was set up to help low income families who meet eligibility guidelines. Families choose the type of care and provider that best meets their family's needs. The family pays a monthly co-payment based on annual gross income, and child care assistance directly pays the provider for the balance of their child care costs up to the county maximum rates.

Paying for child care can be a hardship for many families. Tax credits and flexible spending programs are helpful for some parents. Others turn to the Child Care Assistance Program.

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps lower-income families who live in Ramsey County, Minnesota, with the cost of child care. Eligible families choose the type of care and provider that best meets their family's needs. The family pays a monthly co-payment based on annual gross income and child care assistance directly pays the provider for the balance of their child care costs up to the county maximum rates.

For information about CCAPs outside of Ramsey County, please contact the Minnesota Child Care Resource & Referral Network (1-888-291-9811) or visit the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies at www.naccrra.net.

Child care providers, working as independent businesses, are essential partners of CCAP, giving parents access to more quality child care options while reducing their financial burdens.

Further questions can be answered by contacting an Intake Specialist at (651) 641-6665.