It is important to know that your child is well cared for while you are at work or going to school. Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Programs (CCAP) can help make quality child care affordable for eligible families. There are options for families receiving public assistance through the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or the Diversionary Work Program (DWP) and other income-eligible families.
The Minnesota Child Care Assistance program helps families pay for care for:
In addition, families must:
Your child care worker will follow program rules to determine the amount of child care assistance for which you qualify for. The number of hours is determined by your:
There are maximum amounts per hour, day or week that child care assistance can pay the child care provider you choose. If child care assistance doesn’t cover the provider’s usual rate, the provider may charge you the difference.
Most families have to pay a portion of the child care cost, called a copayment. The copay amount is based on your family’s size and income.