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Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)


The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) 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, the lead agency. 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 source for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program is a mixture of federal, state, and county dollars, and 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.


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Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan: October, 2016 - September 2018


Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan - 10/1/2013-9/30/2015


Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan - 10/1/11 - 9/30/13

Apply for CCCAP Information for Parents/Caregivers Information for Child Care Providers Information for Counties CHATS - Provider Gateway Family Income Guidelines (Eligibility) CHATS Assessment Results House Bill 14-1317 Implementation