Child Care Assistance

  • Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)
  • CDHS Frequently Asked Questions: Emergency Child Care Collaborative
  • Get the latest information from the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative
  • The list of essential workers who will be covered by this care, as outlined in the Order, includes:
    • Health Care Operations
    • Critical Infrastructure
    • Critical Manufacturing
    • Critical Retail
    • Critical Services
    • News Media
    • Financial Institutions
    • Providers of Basic Necessities to Economically Disadvantaged Populations
    • Construction
    • Defense
    • Critical Services Necessary to Maintain the Safety, Sanitation, and Critical Operations of Residences or Other Critical Businesses
    • Vendors that Provide Critical Services or Products, Including Logistics and Technology Support, Child Care, and Services

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) is an income-based, eligibility-based program designed to provide childcare subsidies to low-income families for the cost of child care. The eligible activities are:

  • Employment/Self Employment
  • High school or GED study
  • 24 months of post-secondary education up to first bachelor's degree
  • 12 months of job training for a certificate program
  • 13 weeks of job search

For two-parent homes, both parents must be in an eligible activity. Mesa County encourages compliance with Child Support for families applying for Child Care Assistance. A phone interview is required for new applicants.

For more information, please contact us at 970-248-2735 or email [email protected]



CCCAP cover letter

English CCCAP Application

Spanish CCCAP Application