CCAP guidelines

Child care assistance overview (PDF)

When families apply, their gross income must be below a maximum income entry level which is 47% of the medial income for your household size to qualify for the program. Please click on the following link to view the 47% Entrance level for your household size.

MN Childcare Assistance Program Co-payment and Income Schedule


Each activity also must be approved before child care benefits can be authorized for payment.

Parents must comply with child support enforcement for all children in the family. They also pay part of the child care cost, a biweekly co-pay, based on income and the size of the family.

Family co-payment schedules (PDF)