Child Care Assistance

Do you need help paying for child care? We might be able to help! The Denver County Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps families who qualify pay for child care for infants to children age 13 and special needs youth up to age 19. 

Parents who meet the following guidelines, may qualify for Denver CCAP.

  • Must live in Denver (if you live in another county, please apply in the county where you reside)
  • Address Verification
  • Photo ID for Parents
  • Certified copy of child’s birth certificate or other documents proving lawful presence in the U.S.
  • Proof of Household Income (including, but not limited to, pay stubs, child support and unemployment documentation)
  • CCAP Income Requirements

Family Size Maximum Monthly Income Before Taxes
Family Size           Maximum Monthly
Income Before Taxes
(Gross Income) 
Monthly income
may not exceed:
 2 $2,949   $4,067
 3 $3,711  $5,024 
 4 $4,472  $5,981 
 5 $5,233  $6,937 
 6 $5,994  $7,894 
 7 $6,756  $8,075 
 8 $7,518  $8,253 
 9 $8,278 $8,413 

*Income guidelines are subject to change at any time. 

Please note: Eligible families may have to pay some of their child care costs to participate in the program. The family fee is based on income and the type of child care provider selected to care for a child. Parents must also provide this documentation when applying for assistance:

There are a variety of ways to apply for Denver CCAP. 

  1. Download an application, fill it out and mail or fax it to us
  2. Pick up an application and fill it out and drop it into the onsite CCAP Drop Box (1200 Federal Blvd.)
  3. Visit our office and meet one-on-one with an application specialist to determine if you qualify (1200 Federal Blvd.)

Note: If you live in another county, you must apply in the county where you reside. 

Tips for Finding a Licensed Denver CCAP Child Care Provider

Additional Child Care Resources

Helpful Tips

We welcome parent and child care provider inquiries, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mailing and Office Location
Denver County CCAP
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
Note: There are drop boxes located near the first and second floor entrances for clients that want to drop-off paperwork.

Customer Contact Information (for application, eligibility and re-determinations):

Business Office of Child Care/Billing (for child care providers only):

Useful Phone Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline
Adult Protection Hotline
DHS Customer Service

Colorado Relay/TDD

Child Support Services

Foster Care

GIVE Denver
720-944-GIVE (4483)

Denver City & County Information