Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps working parents who have lower incomes pay for childcare. CCAP is for families with children under age 13 (and under age 15 for children with special needs). For more information on the Child Care Assistance Program click here.

Application Information:

Apply for Child Care Assistance Program online at  MN Benefits

What you may need to apply (verification documents):

Required proof may vary from county to county; however, some common proofs required include:

  • Proof of identity for each adult in the household such as a copy of your driver’s license, state identification card, passport, school identification card or birth certificate
  • Proof of residence for each adult in the household such as one of the items above or a copy of a recent utility bill, rental lease, or mortgage document
  • Proof of the relationship of each child in the household to the applicant such as a birth certificate, adoption record or legal guardianship statement or baptismal record
  • Proof of each child’s age such as one of the items listed above or a school or immunization record.
  • Proof of work or school schedules for each adult in the household such as a timecard or letter from employer
  • Proof of income such as a check stub, income tax records or a letter from the employer
  • Proof of citizenship or immigration status for each child in need of CCAP
  • You will be asked to provide Social Security Numbers on the application. You are not required to provide Social Security Numbers and it will not impact your ability to get any benefits if you do not provide them.

Do not send original documents. Make a copy of all proofs that you are including with your application.