Child Care Assistance


In partnership with the Department of Human Services, Olmsted County administers federal and state Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) that provides a subsidy for child care for working parents who are income-eligible.   

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Basic Sliding Fee (BSF) Child Care
  • For work hours for families whose income is under 47% of the State Median Income Level 
  • Must be working a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Child Care
  • For approved activities as authorized by family's MFIP Case Manager
  • For work hours for up to 12 months after family has closed MFIP due to excess income

Child Care Assistance Plan 2020-2021

MN Department of Human Services - Child Care Assistance Program