Child Care Assistance Program

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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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Apply for Child Care Assistance

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Apply Online

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Submit an online application.

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Apply Locally

Print and complete the Application for Assistance (SFN 405).

Print an Application

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Apply by Mail

Submit a request to have an application mailed to you.

Application Request Form

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Income Limits

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.

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*This is an estimate. Other criteria may impact eligibility. Guidelines effective Oct. 1, 2022.
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
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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).

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Information and Resources

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Child Care Development Fund Consumer State Plan

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.

Note: A copy can also be obtained by calling 701-328-2332, toll-free 800-755-2716, or 711 (TTY).

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Additional Services

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.

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    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

    Phone: (701) 328-2332
    Toll-Free: (800) 755-2716
    ND Relay TTY: (800) 366-6888
    Email: dhseap@nd.gov

    Submit an appeal request online