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April 17, 2017 – Eagle County is expanding local access to the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP), which helps pay for child care expenses for those who are working, searching for work or attending school. The state’s allocation to Eagle County for CCCAP for the year is $522,000, representing funding for approximately 65 children. Eagle County is expanding the program to provide assistance for up to 150 children.
CCCAP is available for children under the age of 13 who are U.S. citizens or legal residents. The program works with many of Eagle County’s licensed child care providers and can also provide assistance for care by individuals who are not subject to licensing. Payments are made directly to providers. The maximum gross monthly household income limit is 165 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, based on number of household members.
The program expansion is identified as a high priority recommendation in the county’s Early Childhood Roadmap. The plan was developed in partnership with Eagle County Schools and outlines steps for creating a comprehensive system of early care and education.
“Improving the affordability of quality child care is a key component to implementing our Early Childhood Roadmap, as well as furthering our strategic plan goal that Eagle County is a great place to live for all,” said Eagle County Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney.
Cost to the county’s General Fund for expanding the program will be up to $352,300. Funds for the program, as well as other efforts toward Early Childhood Roadmap implementation, were allocated during the county’s 2017 budget process.
To apply for CCCAP assistance, contact Eagle County Human Services at 970-328-8888.