Child Care Resource Service | Illinois

Office / Phone Hours
8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Help Paying for Child Care

FAQ | Forms

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

1-800-325-5516 - Option 2

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and assists low income parents with child care payments in the six counties of Champaign, Douglas, Macon, Piatt, Iroquois and Vermilion.

Do You Qualify for Help Paying for Child Care?

Parents may receive help in paying for child care if they:

* are income eligible
* in an approved school program.

For questions please contact us at 1 (800) 325-5516 option 2 and refer to the DHS policy manual.

Requesting Applications

Parents can call the Child Care Resource Service at (800) 325-5516, option 2, to request an application by mail, or fax. You can download and print the application from our website by going to the left side "Quick Links"menu option under "Forms". All forms can be requested by going to the left side of the Announcements menu and selecting Request a CCAP form on-line.  These forms are also available in Spanish (Formularios para la ayuda en español).

Eligibility Guidelines

To determine if you may be income eligible, please click here to go to the DHS Parent Income and Copay Calaculation Worksheet.