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Child Care Assistance Program

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

For Public Information: 2019-2021 North Dakota Child Care and Development Fund State Plan (Posted Feb. 7, 2019) and Conditional Approval Letter (Dec. 21, 2018)

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

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

Family Size
(Adults and Children)

Monthly Income

2 Up to $3,142
3 Up to $3,811
4 Up to $4,621
5 Up to $5,360
6 Up to $6,099
7 Up to $6,238
8 Up to $6,376

*This is an estimate.  Other criteria may impact eligibility. Guidelines effective Oct. 1, 2018.

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.

To apply, submit an application:

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

Other Resources

Child Care Aware of North Dakota - Provides families with a statewide database of child care options (family and group child care providers, child care centers and school age programs).
Bright and Early North Dakota - Helps families identify quality childcare and early education programs

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


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