Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) | YWCA Lake County
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Child Care Assistance Program


Provider Update (03/30/2018): To all current license and license-exempt providers participating in the CCAP and required to complete the mandatory Health and Safety Trainings: Click here to learn more.

Provider Update (10/1/2017): To all current license and license-exempt providers participating in the CCAP and required to complete the mandatory Health and Safety Trainings: Click here to learn more.

Provider Update (9/18/2017): Governor Rauner announced that the Department of Human Services will broaden access to the CCAP by raising the income eligibility criteria from 162% to 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Click here to learn more.

Provider Update (3/23/2017): All providers receiving CCAP payments MUST complete health, safety and child development training by September 30, 2017. Click here to learn more.
Provider Update (1/3/2017): Please click here for an Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) update regarding 1099 forms.
Provider Update (8/15/2016): Please click here for the Illinois Department of Human Services' (IDHS) notice regarding recent changes to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Attendance Policy.

Now processing applications received:

2/14/2018


The Illinois Department of Human Services' (IDHS) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) enables qualifying low-income families to receive financial assistance in paying for child care. As your local Child Care Resource & Referral agency, we serve as your point of contact with IDHS, receiving and processing your child care assistance application. We can also help you find a child care provider that meets your needs.


Step 1: Determine If You Qualify

Eligibility for CCAP is based on gross income and family size. Use IDHS' Eligibility Calculator to see if you qualify.


Step 2: Find a Child Care Provider

Use ExceleRate™ Illinois' online provider search to find child care programs in Illinois. You can also call us at (847) 662-4247, e-mail us, or visit us during our walk-in hours every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9am-4pm.


Step 3: Complete the CCAP Application

Download the CCAP Application Form. Make sure to read all instructions and provide all necessary documentation.


For more information about the Child Care Assistance Program, call (847) 662-4247 or e-mailccap@ywcalakecountyil.org.



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