Child Care Assistance Program Application

Online Application

You can now use an online application to apply for the Child Care Assistance Program.  This online application can also be used for Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, SNAP (Food Support) and some other state-sponsored programs.  To apply online, go to ApplyMN.

Paper Application

If you prefer a paper application, you can download one below.

Once you have completed the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) application, you can mail, fax or deliver it by hand to your county human services office. If you do not know the address or phone number for your county human services offices, click here to use the Program Directory on this site or click here to find it on the Department of Human Services' website.

In some counties, there is a waiting list to get CCAP. Even if the county where you live has a waiting list, we recommend that you still apply for CCAP because it may help your family access other benefits. Families in which at least one child in the household is eligible to receive CCAP are automatically eligible for Food Support with no asset or income test. However, the family must have applied and been found eligible for the Child Care Assistance Program but can still be on the waiting list.

If you do not know if your county has a waiting list, call to ask or click here to find waiting lists by county on the Department of Human Services' website.

Click here to download the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program Application.