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Colorado Child Care Assistance (CCCAP)


Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)



The CDHS, Division of Child Care is the lead agency on the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP). The program provides child care assistance to low-income families that are working, searching for employment or are in training, and families that are enrolled in the Colorado Works Program and need child care services to support their efforts toward self-sufficiency.


The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program is administered through county departments of social/human services under the direction of the CDHS, Division of Child Care. Counties set eligibility for families, but must serve families that have income of 130% or less of the federal poverty guideline and may not serve families that have income of over 85% of the State Median income.  Contact the Phillips County Department of Department of Social Services at 970-854-2280 for assistance.


The funding sources for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program are a mixture of federal, state, and county dollars; as well as through parent fees. Parent fees are set by the state through rule. The state must adhere to federal rules of the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF). The state reports policies related to child care assistance to the federal government through the Colorado State Plan for CCDF Services.


Links to CCCAP Information For:

PARENTS - Information about receiving Child Care Assistance

PROVIDERS - Information for Child Care Providers related to CCCAP

COUNTIES - Information for County CCCAP Administrators/Staff


Links to:   CCCAP Statute, State Rule and Federal Rule