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Child Care Assistance Program

The N.D. Child Care Assistance Program helps income-eligible families pay for child care while they work or attend school or training.

Recent Program Changes

North Dakota made two changes to the Child Care Assistance Program to help more moderate to low-income families qualify for the program.

Table shows the maximum monthly income a family can have to *qualify.

Family Size
(Adults and Children)

Monthly Income

2 Up to $3,979
3 Up to $4,915
4 Up to $5,851
5 Up to $6,787
6 Up to $7,724
7 Up to $7,899
8 Up to $8,075

*This is an estimate.  Other criteria may impact eligibility.

  • Reduced family co-payments A co-payment is the amount a family is required to pay towards the cost of care.
    • A co-payment is determined on a sliding scale by:
      • Family Income
      • Family Household Size

To apply, submit an application:

Other Resources

Child Care Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions
Publications page contains brochures, policy manuals, news, reports and other information

Additional Help

Child Care Provider Information

Contact Us

For information related to application for benefits, program eligibility, or an existing case, contact your local County Social Services Office, OR direct your questions to the department.

Economic Assistance Policy Division
Child Care Assistance Program
600 E Boulevard, Dept 325
Bismarck ND 58505-0250
Phone: (701) 328-2332
Toll Free: (800) 755-2716
ND Relay TTY: (800) 366-6888
dhseap@nd.gov

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