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 9, 2019, 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. 
  1. Apply
  2. Choosing a Provider
  3. Parent/Provider Info.
  4. Forms
  5. Payment Policies

Call the Washington County financial intake line at 651-430-6459 to be screened for eligibility or, if you already receive another type of public assistance, ask your case worker about applying. There may be a waiting list for basic sliding fee child care assistance.

Do you need help paying for child care?

Qualifying for Child Care Ass​istance
Based on Gross Income

Household Size              47% of SMI

2                                           $ 34,475
3                                           $ 42,920
4                                           $ 51,095
5                                           $ 59,270
6                                           $ 67,445
7                                           $ 75,620
8                                           $ 83,795