The Child Care Assistance Program CCAP helps pay a portion of the cost of childcare for working families, or families in training or education programs.
Families with low income who meet certain eligibility criteria qualify for the program.
CCAP News: Improvements are coming to the way payments are made. Learn what's new here.
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This table shows the maximum monthly income a household can earn to qualify for the program* (before taxes).
In 2022 North Dakota increased the income level for CCAP to 85% of the state's median income so that more working families could get help with child care costs.
|Family Size (Adults and Children)||Maximum Monthly Income|
|2||Up to $5,158|
|3||Up to $6,371|
|4||Up to $7,585|
|5||Up to $8,798|
|6||Up to $10,011|
|7||Up to $10,239|
|8||Up to $10,467|
In most cases, families pay a co-payment, which goes towards the cost of care. A co-payment is determined on a sliding fee scale based on a family's income and household size.
Download the current sliding fee scale (Effective Oct. 1, 2022).
Information and Resources
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Child Care Assistance Program.
- Child Care Assistance Program Overview
- Brochure: Child Care Assistance Program - Helping Families with Child Care Costs
The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is administered by the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services. It provides many services and supports to families and child care providers across the state.
- Child Care Development Fund Fact Sheet (Revised September 2021)
- Information on how to access resources regarding provider health and safety information, help in finding available child care and more.
- 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan Public Comments and Responses (Posted July 1, 2021)
- Amended 2022-2024 ND Child Care and Development Fund State Plan (Posted Sept. 6, 2022)
- CCDF Plan Approval Letters
Note: A copy can also be obtained by calling 701-328-2332, toll-free 800-755-2716, or 711 (TTY).
HHS may be able to help with more than just your child care needs.
Other programs you may qualify for include health care, food support, housing and utility help.
Learn more about other services available by clicking here.
Questions? Contact Us
For information about applying, program eligibility, or an existing case, contact your local Human Service Zone office, or the department.
Economic Assistance Policy Division
Child Care Assistance Program
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept 325
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250