Need Help Paying for Child Care?



The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps low-income families pay for child care while working or attending school or training. Eligibility is based on family size and household income and how many hours the adult applying for CCAP works and/or attends school or training.

Households can select any Type III early learning center, family child care provider, in-home provider, school child care center, or licensed child care center determined by the Department of Defense.

Determine Eligibility:

  1. Are you responsible for paying child care costs for a child under 13 or a child under 18 with a disability who lives with you?
  2. Does every adult in your household work or attend school or a training program for at least 20 hours a week?
    • If not participating in one or a combination of these activities, do these persons receive disability income?
    • Do you attend an accredited education or training program as a full-time student?
  3. Is your household’s total monthly gross earned and unearned income less than the amount listed below for your household size? (gross income refers to income before any deductions from the paycheck)
Family Size 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons 7 persons 8 persons 9 persons
Max Monthly Gross Income $3,939 $4,866 $5,793 $6,720 $7,646 $7,820 $7,994 $8,168

If you answered YES to all of the above questions, you may be eligible for child care assistance. Please review this Flow Chart to apply for CCAP and then click here to complete the application online or download the application here.

Applying For Other Services
If you are Interested in applying for other programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP), please visit the Department of Children and Family Services website, here.

CCAP Household Eligibility
P.O. Box 260037
Baton Rouge, LA 70826

Telephone: 1.877.453.2721
Fax: 225.376.6060