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Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance to eligible low-income families who need child care benefits for children from birth to age 12. If you are eligible, a portion of the total child care cost will be paid. You will be required to pay a portion of the childcare costs directly to the provider based on family size and income.

Boulder County administers CCAP alongside its other self-sufficiency-supporting services. This means that we are able to more quickly connect you with other services you may need, including food and housing assistance, Medicaid, and Work Supports.

View our CCAP Flyer:

For more information visit Colorado Department of Human Services.

Who is Eligible?

  • Parents who are working
  • Parents who are searching for a job (within State established time limits)
  • Teen parents (up to age 21) in a high school diploma or GED program
  • Parents needing child care for up to 24 months for post-secondary education or training (up to a 1st Bachelor’s Degree or less)
  • GED, ESL, or Adult Basic Education, for up to 12 months
  • Families receiving Colorado Works/TANF that are completing countable work activities on their Individual Responsibility Agreement 
  • Applicants must be residents of Boulder County
  • If applicable, parents must continue to cooperate with Child Support Services
Consider attending a drop-in "CCAP Open Hour" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-1pm at *3460 N. Broadway in Boulder and 1921 Corporate Center Circle, Suite 3F in Longmont. No RSVP needed, get application and redetermination packet assistance, learn how to use the swipe machine, understand the client responsibilities agreement, and ask questions. It is optional and drop-in.


CCAP Additional Forms

Job search Agreement Packet (Acuerdo para buscar trabajo)

Self-Employment Agreement Packet

Income & Resource Limits

Find out more about the income limits for all programs.

Suspended Enrollment

If the case closes and is not reinstated within 30 days, the family will have to reapply.

Note: Families receiving TANF who are enrolled will continue to have access to child care services.

Provider Payment Changes

  • Reimbursement Time Frame: If reimbursement is not requested and received within 60 days of the date care was provided, the provider will forfeit the payment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see a list of frequently asked questions.

Office Locations:

  • Boulder: 3460 N Broadway
  • Longmont: 1921 Corporate Center Circle, Suite 3F

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Housing & Human Services

Phone: 303-441-1000
Fax: 303-441-1523
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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306


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