Child Care Assistance Program

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) assists low-income working families with childcare expenses. Children must be under the age of 13 and are required to be U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens. All payments are made directly to the childcare provider. Families receiving assistance are expected to pay a parent fee to the provider at the first of each month. This fee is from 7 to 14 percent of the household's gross income, plus a small increase for each additional child.

This program also serves children who are placed in protection of the Department of Human Services due to various types of disruptions in the household. These children then benefit from the care and structure provided through participation in the CCAP program.

To Apply:

To apply for child care assistance, complete and return an application to the Gunnison Department of Human Services.
Application- English (PDF)
Application- Spanish (PDF)
Online application

The funding for the Child Care Assistance Program is a limited dollar amount per year, so a qualified family might be placed on a waiting list until sufficient funding becomes available.

Colorado CCAP YouTube Channel 

You can visit the CCAP YouTube channel for the English and Spanish versions of the POS swiping videos. The videos are useful for CCAP clients and providers to help insure the attendance machine is being used correctly.

Find licensed childcare providers in Gunnison and Hinsdale Counties (PDF) here.

Additional Resources:

Colorado Office of early Childhood

Would you like to become a Licensed Child Care Provider?

See the flyer below for more information.

Become a Child Care Provider Recruitment Flyer