Get Help with CCAP

A comprehensive guide for families applying for CCAP and providers seeking assistance. Here, you’ll find valuable information, support, and resources to help you navigate the application process and the program.

How to Apply for CCAP?

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) in Illinois provides families with financial assistance to cover child care costs.

Eligibility for CCAP depends on your family size and gross income. Fill out the eligibility calculator to see if you qualify for child care financial assistance. 

CCAP Eligibility Calculator

1. Access the CCAP application and forms online, over the phone, or in-person.

Download Forms

Access CCAP forms by downloading them to your computer.

Pick Up Forms In-Person

Visit our Lawrence, Chatham, and Damen locations to pick up CCAP forms. Our Homewood location does not have CCAP forms for pick-up.

Request Forms Over the Phone

Call 312.823.1100. Press option 2 for the Child Care Assistance Program to speak with an agent.

2. Fill out all required forms and gather required documentation.


Schedule a 1:1 consultation appointment with a CCAP consultant in-person or via phone.

Schedule a CCAP Appointment

Parents and providers can electronically submit their CCAP paperwork through our New Document Submission Portals! This convenient service is available 24/7. 

Submit CCAP Paperwork (For Parents)

Submit CCAP Paperwork (For Providers)

Parents and providers can also submit their paperwork at one of our drop boxes located outside every location.

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We are here to help you find affordable and high-quality child care in your neighborhood. Our experienced Parent Consultants simplify the process for you by recommending affordable child care fit for your family’s needs.
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Have Questions? Get Answers.

We are here to help! If you have any questions regarding your CCAP case, please reach out:




This email is only for case inquiries and general questions. We are not accepting any paperwork through this email. To help us effectively assist you with questions, please give us the case name, child care case number, and contact information.

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