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Child Care Assistance Program

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About Child Care Assistance Program

Assistance paying for childcare services.

The Child Care Assistance Program, CCAP, pays for all or part of costs of child care for children under the age of 13.

Who Qualifies?
Families with income less than 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL) in which the parent/caretaker relative is working or attending a RI public college/university or attending a short-term training program. The parent must be working or attending school/training for at least 20 hours/week. Once the family is receiving services, they continue to be eligible until income exceeds 300% FPL. See below for these ‘entry’ and ‘exit’ income limits.
Short-term special-approval child care necessitated by the disability of the parent or child. Also, child care can be provided to a pregnant or parenting teen who needs child care to continue her education.
The child must be a citizen or eligible immigrant. Eligible immigrants include lawful permanent residents (green card), refugees, persons granted asylum and other immigrants lawfully residing in the U.S.

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