CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CCAP)
CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CCAP) OFFERS ACCESS TO QUALITY CHILD CARE BY PROVIDING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO HELP COVER THE COST OF CHILD CARE.
In person: Visit local Department for Community Based Services Office (DCBS). An application can also be picked up from any local health department, doctor's office, hospital, pharmacy, or school. Refer to the resources page for contact information.
By mail: Mail in an application to the state or local Department for Community Based Services Office (DCBS).
Refer to the resources page for contact information.
By phone: Call 1 (855) 459- 6328
Online: Visit the Benefind website at
To be eligible for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) you must meet the following criteria:
Resident of Kentucky: the child must be a U.S. citizen or qualified alien.
Have employment: an average twenty (20) hours per week for a single parent forty (40) hours combined for a couple; or
Have a child protective or preventive services authorization; or is participating in the Kentucky Works Program (a supportive service provided by K-TAP); or a teen parent attending high school or pursuing a general equivalency degree (GED); or has a child under the age of thirteen (13); or if you request child care for children over the age of thirteen (13) proof must be provided to show the child's inability to care for himself or herself.
NOTE: Grandparents and other relatives raising children can receive CCAP funding for 12 months regardless of income upon receiving custody of the child(ren). After 12 months, income is considered for eligibility. Please contact your social worker to learn more about qualifying for the Child Care Assistance Program. To learn more about these benefits contact the Kinship Support Hotline at (877) 565-5608 or by e-mail at DCBSChildProtection@ky.gov.
How do I apply?
CCAP INCOME LIMIT CHART (Effective April 1st, 2017)
Family Size Annual Income Monthly Income
1 $25,984 $2,165
2 $32,672 $2,723
3 $39,360 $3,280
4 $46,048 $3,837
5 $52,736 $4,395
6 $59,424 $4,952
7 $66,112 $5,509