Child Care Assistance Program

The State of Illinois has one of the best subsidized child care programs in the country. Eligibility guidelines are based on criteria such as income, family size, etc. Parents are required to make a monthly co-payment to the provider to help in the cost of care.

If you need help paying for child care, please click here for more information on the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

Eligibility Guidelines

The Department of Human Services has set priority eligibility guidelines to all applications.

To qualify for the program an applicant must be a:

Income Guidelines for New Applicants

(Effective 10/1/2017)
Family Size Maximum Growth Monthly Income
2 $2,504.00
3 $3,149.00
4 $3,793.00
5 $4,437.00
6 $5,082.00
7 $5,276.00
8 $6,371.00
9 $7,015.00
10 $7,659.00

Once your completed application is submitted, it will be reviewed based on the eligibility factors of the program. Within 10 business days, you will receive an approval or denial notice, or request for additional information. If you do not receive a notification within 10 business days, please call our office.

If your application is approved, you are required to:


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Child Care Resource & Referral Network
207 W. Jefferson, Suite 301
Bloomington, IL 61701

Call Us
(309) 828-1892
(800) 437-8256

Fax Number: (309) 828-0526

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Office Hours: 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Child Care Resource and Referral Network services provided in the Illinois counties of:

DeWitt, Ford, Livingston, Mclean.

Traffic Safety Resource Center services provided in the Illinois counties of:

Clark, Champaign, Christian, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Livingston, Macon, McLean, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby Vermillion.