Child Care Assistance

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Child Care Assistance

(952) 361-1721

Child Care Assistance helps families with low incomes pay for child care so parents can work, attend school, or look for a job. This program is supported by state and federal funds. Family income must be less than 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines at time of initial application to qualify for funds. A co-payment may be required depending on family size and income.

Child Care Assistance is available to families enrolled in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Diversionary Work Program (DWP) and families in transition who received MFIP or DWP for at least three of the last six months.

Basic Sliding-Fee Child Care Assistance for families with low incomes not enrolled in MFIP or DWP may also be available. Funds are limited; those who would like to be screened and placed on the waiting list are asked to call (952) 361-1721

Please click this link to access Carver County's BSF CCAP plan for 2018 - 2019:


Please click this link to access a plan amendment for Carver County BSF CCAP 2018 - 2019 plan:

Plan Amendment

Please click this link to access DRAFT of Carver County's BSF CCAP plan for 2020 - 2021:

DRAFT plan

The Carver County Child Care Assistance program can pay any licensed child care center or licensed family child care provider registered with Carver County. The Child Care Assistance Program can also pay legal unlicensed child care providers who are over the age of 18 and pass a background check. (There is a fee to cover the cost of the background check for an unlicensed providers.) If you need help in finding licensed child care, call (888) 291-9811 or visit Think Small Leaders in Early Learning.

Learn more about applying for Child Care Assistance by calling (952) 361-1721, or apply in person at the Carver County Government Center Human Services Building, 602 E. 4th Street, Chaska.

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