Through June 30, 2024, parents who are unemployed and engaged in a job search or attempting to enroll in an education/training activity are eligible for three months of Child Care Assistance, provided they meet all other CCAP eligibility requirements. If parents become employed or enroll in an educational activity before the end of the 3 months and meet all other CCAP eligibility requirements, their eligibility will continue for the remaining 9 months of the initial 12-month eligibility period. Parents need to submit documentation showing they are working or enrolled in school to extend their initial 3-month eligibility period.
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Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP): Initial Activity Search (IAS)
Applications for Smart Start Transition Grants will open in July 2023. Smart Start Transition Grants will replace Strengthen and Grow grants and will be administered by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. For more additional information, visit: Smart Start Transition Grants - Gateways to Opportunity (ilgateways.com)
Get child care payment updates and check the status of your payment.
For any questions about your Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) case, please call 312-823-1100 or schedule a consultation appointment.
We, the Village seeks to ensure all Illinois children can receive the child care and early education they need, and parents want, from birth to kindergarten.
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