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Child Care Assistance Program

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


DID YOU KNOW? More Families Now Qualify

This table shows the maximum monthly income a household can earn to qualify for the program* (before taxes).

Family Size
(Adults and Children)

Maximum Monthly Income

2 Up to $5,013
3 Up to $6,193
4 Up to $7,373
5 Up to $8,553
6 Up to $9,733
7 Up to $9,954
8 Up to $10,175

*This is an estimate.  Other criteria may impact eligibility. Guidelines effective Feb. 1, 2022.

In most cases, families pay a co-payment, which goes towards the cost of care. A co-payment is determined on a sliding fee scale based on a family's income and household size.

FAMILIES - How to apply:

For information about public assistance programs, view the Application for Assistance Guidebook - Contains IMPORTANT information about programs and client rights.

Additional Help

Other Resources

Child Care Development Fund Consumer Statement:

  • The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is administered by the North Dakota Department of Human Services. It provides many services and supports to families and child care providers across the state.
  • For information on how to access resources regarding provider health and safety information, help in finding available child care and more, view the Child Care Development Fund Fact Sheet (Revised September 2021)

For more information, see the Publications page contains brochures, policy manuals, news, reports and other information.

Hyperlink Button to submit onine appeal request Click this button to submit an appeal request online

Child Care Provider Information

ATTENTION - licensed and registered child care providers who accept the Child Care Assistance Program

Training Information

For Public Information:

Contact Us

For information about applying, program eligibility, or an existing case, contact your local Human Service Zone office, OR 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


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