Child Care Assistance

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)


The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) assists families in paying for child care for children age 12 and younger and children ages 13 and 14 who have special needs so that parents can work, attend school, or job search. 

Effective October 4, 2021, a family's gross income must be at or below 47% of the State Median Income (SMI) at the time of initial application to qualify for the child care assistance funds. 

Apply For Child Care Assistance Through MN Benefits

  1. Eligibility
  2. Choosing a Provider
  3. Parent/Provider Information
  4. Forms
  5. Payment Policies

There may be a waiting list for basic sliding fee child care assistance.