Childcare Assistance Program

The Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP) can help families pay childcare costs for children up to age 12, and for children with special needs up to age 14. Childcare costs may be paid for qualifying families while they go to work, look for work or attend school. To qualify for CCAP, families must comply with child support enforcement if applicable for all children in the family. Care must be provided by a legal childcare provider over the age of 18.

Programs Available


Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Childcare


MFIP participants who are employed or participating in work activities that are approved by a job counselor in a job search or employment plan can receive assistance in paying for childcare.  MFIP families can get transitional childcare for up to one year after they go off MFIP.

Basic Sliding Fee Childcare


Provides a subsidy for childcare costs for income eligible parents to work, look for work or obtain training or education for employment. Based on their income, parents pay a portion of the childcare costs directly to their childcare provider.

For more information, please see Childcare Assistance Program on the Minnesota Department of Human Services website.

You can find the full Child Care Assistance Program plan and the amendment to it below.

Child Care Assistance Plan