Child Care

Minnesota's Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) can help to make quality child care affordable for low income families.

Paying for child care can be difficult for families as they look for a job, go to work, or go to school to prepare for work. Help is available from the following Child Care Assistance Programs:

MFIP Child Care is for families who receive assistance from the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

Transition Year Child Care is available to families for a full year after their MFIP case closes.

Basic Sliding Fee Child Care including At Home Infant Child Care is for other low income families. BSF can help you with child care costs for any combination of:

Work: You may get help with child care if you are working 20 hours or more per week and earn at least minimum wage.


Job Search: You may get help with child care for a limited time to look for work.


School or Training: You can get child care assistance for the amount of time your school says it takes to complete your degree. Your child care worker will help you develop an education plan that includes school or training to prepare for work.


Child Care Assistance Program Rules

  • CCAP can help you pay child care costs for all children age 12 and younger, and for handicapped children age 13 and 14.
  • Child care costs may be paid for the time you work, look for work, or attend training
  • There is no time limit on how long you may receive child care assistance as long as your income is within the program limits for your family size.
  • Your child care must be provided by a legal provider over the age of 18.

How much do I pay?
The child care assistance program may not cover all your costs. The amount you will have to pay depends on your family's income, the number of people in your family, and how much your provider charges.

Getting Started
You will need to fill out an application to get help with child care costs. Contact Renville County Human Services at 320-523-2202 to apply.