Child Care Assistance

High-quality child care that is available and affordable is important to children's healthy development and families' self-sufficiency and peace-of-mind. The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) helps income-eligible families pay for child care, and helps child care and other early learning programs improve the quality of care they offer.


Minnesota's Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) is a subsidy program that can help to make quality child care affordable for income-eligible families to be able to work, job search, or attend school.

If you would like to apply, to see if you qualify, for child care assistance please submit an application by:

For more information about the Child Care Assistance Program, please read the following brochure:


The Child Care Assistance Program needs quality, affordable child care providers. If you are interested in becoming a registered provider with Nicollet County Human Services, to start the registration process, please fill out the appropriate form below and return it: