The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), assists low-income working families with paying for child care services.
Any legally operating child care provider or program (this includes licensed and license-exempt family child care homes and center-based programs) may choose to accept reimbursement payments from the CCAP for child care services provided. By accepting CCAP payments you allow more children and families to have access to your services.
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Effective October 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, parents who are unemployed and engaged in a job search or attempting to enroll in an education/training activity are eligible for three months of Child Care Assistance, provided they meet all other CCAP eligibility requirements. If parents become employed or enroll in an educational activity before the end of the 3 months and meet all other CCAP eligibility requirements, their eligibility will continue for the remaining 9 months of the initial 12-month eligibility period. Parents need to submit documentation showing they are working or enrolled in school to extend their initial 3-month eligibility period.
Frequently Asked Questions
Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP): Initial Activity Search (IAS)
INCCRRA will be launching a Child Care Workforce Bonus program. All staff at Licensed and License-Exempt Child Care centers and Licensed Homes will be eligible to receive a bonus of up to $1,000
Providers can get more information at https://www.ilgateways.com/financial-opportunities/child-care-workforce-bonusChild Care Assistance Program (CCAP): Child Care Workforce Bonuses
Round 4 of the Child Care Restoration Grant will open through INCCRRA on October 18th and the Childcare Stabilization Grants will continue into 2022. The continuation of the Child Care Restoration Grants is designed to help sustain childcare as the economy continues to reopen.
Providers can get more information at https://www.ilgateways.com/financial-opportunities/restoration-grants
Due to COVID-19, Illinois Action for Children's offices are currently closed. Visit our COVID-19 site for more information.
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For any questions about your Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) case, please call 312-823-1100 or schedule a consultation appointment.
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