The Child Care Assistance program helps families pay for child care so parents can work, look for a job or attend school. Parents must meet specific criteria with each activity for child care to be approved. Family income must be below income entry limits at application to qualify for the program. Parents pay a portion of the cost (biweekly co-pay) based on income and family size.
Parents must comply with child support enforcement for all children in the family. The program is available for children up to age 12 and for special needs children up to age 14.
Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and Diversionary Work Program (DWP) Child Care - for families who receive MFIP or DWP benefits. Parents work with Employment Counselors to develop a plan for child care while they work, look for work or attend school. Contact your Employment Counselor for child care.
Transition Year (TY) Child Care – for families who received MFIP or DWP for at least 3 of the last 6 months. Program is available for up to 12 months from MFIP or DWP closing so parents can work or look for work. School and training programs are not approved activities for this program.
Basic Sliding Fee (BSF) Child Care - for families who need help paying child care costs while parents work, look for work or attend school. Funds are limited for this program so there may be a waiting list.
Contacts: Phone: 612-348-5937 FAX: 612-321-3488 E-mail
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