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.
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 are subject to change at any time and 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 your CCAP Application Packet, you can drop it off at one of the onsite CCAP Drop Boxes located at 1200 Federal Blvd., 3815 Steele St. or at 4685 Peoria St.
Need help filling out your application?
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.
Please note: You must apply for CCAP in the county you reside. (For example, if you live in Aurora, you would apply for CCAP in Arapahoe County.)
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