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What It Is

The Child Care Assistance Program helps families obtain child care. The goals of the program parallel those of the federal laws that provide funding for Kentucky's child care program. The division also provides program coordination for subsidy payments, professional development, and training, promulgates regulations and develops policy and procedures.

The goal of this program is to provide access to quality child care that allows parents to work, attend education and training programs and/or participate in the Kentucky Temporary Assistance Program.

Child care subsidies are also available for child protective services. Child care services through the CCAP are purchased from licensed, certified and registered providers.

The maximum daily payment rate according to the county, type of care, the age of the child and if full-day or part-day, less the parent co-pay per child.


Applications for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) can be taken in the Department for Community Based Services offices in all 120 counties, by phone toll free at 1 (855) 306-8959, or online at