Do you need help paying for child care? We might be able to help! The Denver County Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps eligible families who are working, going to school or looking for employment. CCAP provides financial assistance for infants to children age 13 and special needs youth up to age 18. We help qualifying families afford full-time care, part-time care and summer-time care.
We are currently accepting applications from parents or caretakers who are:
What's needed to apply for CCAP?
And you must meet the Denver CCAP income requirements:
|Family Size||Maximum Monthly Income Before Taxes
*Income guidelines effective October 1, 2016 and subject to change at any time. A household's monthly income may never exceed 85% of the State Median Income.
Please note: Eligible families may have to pay some of their child care costs to participate in the program.
The CCAP application and other forms can be easily downloaded by clicking the links below:
Once you've completed the CCAP Application Packet, you can drop it off at one of the onsite CCAP Drop Boxes at 1200 Federal Blvd., 3815 Steele St. or at 4685 Peoria St.. visit the Castro office (1200 Federal Blvd.) Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to meet one-on-one with an application specialist to determine if you qualify.
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
Passed in 2014, House Bill 14-1317 made significant changes to the CCAP program:
What's new for our families?
What's new for our Child Care Providers?
We welcome parent and child care provider inquiries by email 24/7, firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-in appointments are also available Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please remember that walk-ins are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 customers that want to drop-off paperwork.
Customer Contact Information (for application, eligibility and re-determinations):
Business Office of Child Care (BOCC)/Billing (for child care providers only):
Child Abuse Hotline
Statewide: 1-844-CO-4-Kids (264-5437)
or in Denver: 720-944-3000
Adult Protection Hotline
DHS Customer Service
Child Support Services
Denver City & County Information