The CDHS, Division of Early Care and Learning is the lead agency on the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP). The program provides child care assistance to 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 Early Care and Learning. 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.
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.
To view the 2014-2015 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan click Here
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) - DRAFT 2014-15
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Proposed Changes to the State Plan - Summary of changes
FFY 2012 - 2013 CCDF State Plan
For the period 10/1/11 - 9/30/13