Illinois Action for Children 

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), assists low-income working families with paying for child care services.

Assistance Paying for Child Care

The Illinois Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) makes it possible for families who qualify to receive financial assistance in paying for child care. Parents must be engaged in a qualifying activity such as work and/or school to be eligible. Parents must also meet income and family size guidelines that have been set according to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Am I eligible? You can use the Illinois Department of Human Service's (IDHS) eligibility calculator to find out if you qualify for assistance.

How do I apply? Please visit our CCAP Forms page to download the appropriate forms or visit the Family Resources section for more details on child care assistance.

Having Difficulties? Please call our office at 847-675-6777 ext. 223 and one of our staff will help you and guide you through the process.