Child Care Assistance

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Read about Child Care Assistance Program Processes

View the 2022 - 2023 County and Tribal Child Care Fund Plan (PDF) and Mille Lacs 2022-2023 Child Care Fund Plan Amendment (PDF)

To leave a comment on the 2022 - 2023 County and Tribal Child Care Fund Plan, please email Beth Sumner

As parents and guardian, we want the best for our children and that often includes high-quality child care opportunities while we work, attend school, or look for work (job search can be looked at as an approved activity for a short time period from application date). 

Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) can help to make quality child care affordable for income-eligible families. All families will have a copayment based on their gross income and family size.

Families must cooperate with child support enforcement if it is applicable for all children in the family. Child Care must be provided by a legal child care provider over the age of 18. 


Child Care Assistance is available to:

Child Care Costs Paid

The Child Care Assistance Program can help families pay child care costs for:

  • Children up to age 12
  • Children with special needs up to age 14


To fill out an application and find out if you qualify for any CCAP program, contact Natalie Kelash:
Mille Lacs County Community & Veteran Services
525 2nd Street SE
Milaca, MN 56353
Phone: 320-983-8242
Fax: 320-983-8306

No English - 320-983-8208 - phone