Child Care Assistance (CCAP)

Child Care Assistance Programs (CCAP) 

Paying for childcare can be difficult as you look for a job, go to work, or attend school to prepare for work. Chippewa County administers the State Child Care Assistance Programs (CCAP) according to Federal and State policy. There are three childcare assistance programs.

MFIP Child Care

MFIP Child Care is for families who receive assistance from the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Diversionary Work Program (DWP).

Transition Year Child Care

Transition Year Child Care is available to families for up to a full year after their MFIP or DWP case closes if all program eligibility criteria are met. If there is a waiting list for the Basic Sliding Fee Child Care Program, you may get help from this program for more than a year.

Basic Sliding Fee Child Care

Basic Sliding Fee Child Care is for other families that meet certain income thresholds. Counties have a limited amount of money to spend on BSF Child Care. If there are no openings, you may be placed on a waiting list. You will be contacted when your name reaches the top of the list.

Income Limits

There are income limits for all three CCAP programs. Each program has specific policy on the activities that the parent can be involved in for CCAP to cover childcare costs. The CCAP may not cover all of your childcare costs; you may be assessed a co-payment based on your income. The amount you may be responsible to pay depends on your family’s income, the number of people in your family and how much your childcare provider charges. There is no limit on how long you may receive childcare assistance, as long as your income is within the program limits for your family size.

For more information on the Child Care Assistance Programs or for a child care assistance application please contact us at:  Chippewa County Family Services (320) 269-6401

Helpful Links

  1. DHS Licensing Lookup
  2. MN Parent Aware - Find a Provider
  3. Think Small - Leaders in Early Learning
  4. Blog - The Cost of Child Care: Know Your Options



  1. Family Services

    Physical Address
    719 N Seventh Street
    Suite 200
    Montevideo, MN 56265

    Fax: 320-269-6405