Project CHILD administers the Illinois Department of Human Service’s (IDHS) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to families in southern Illinois. This program provides low-income, working families with access to quality, affordable child care. This child care allows them to continue working and/or complete their education. All families are required to cost-share on a sliding scale based on family size, and income.
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To qualify for the program an applicant must be:
- Illinois resident
- Recipient of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or a
- Family with Special Needs child(ren), or a
- Teen parent enrolled in elementary or high school, or GED classes, or a
- Working family whose monthly income does not exceed the income guidelines for their family size. (see the following table)
Download a Child Care Application. A more complete explanation of CCAP eligibility can be found in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Policy Manual.
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