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

If you would like to use an ONLINE Calculator (click here and go directly to the State of IL DHS calculator) to see if you MAY qualify for assistance. Final determination is made through submitting an application with all required paperwrok.

For current income eligibility guidelines go to the DHS website (click here).