Making Child Care Affordable

The cost associated with childcare can be a burden on families, but there are options available to make things a little easier. Indiana has a special program known as the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) that provides assistance to low income families who meet a certain criteria.

  • Parents/foster parents who are working or going to school or have a referral from Department of Child Services (DCS) or a referral from TANF/IMPACT
  • Be within income guidelines
  • Have proof of identity for all family members
  • Be a resident of the county where you are applying for assistance
  • Children receiving care must be 12 years of age or younger unless they have special needs
  • The child receiving assistance must be a U. S. Citizen or qualified legal alien

Income Guidelines

Size of Family         Pre-Tax Monthly
                                       Income Limit
1                                       $1,246.00
2                                       $1,686.00
3                                       $2,126.00
4                                       $2,566.00
5                                       $3,007.00
6                                       $3,447.00
7                                       $3,887.00
8                                       $4,328.00
9                                       $4,768.00
10                                     $5,208.00
11                                     $5,648.00
12                                     $6,089.00
13                                     $6,529.00
14                                     $6,969.00
15                                     $7,409.00

If you meet these requirements, your next step will be to contact the Intake Agent for your area, which can be found here and fill out the provider information form found here.

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