The Child Care Assistance Program can help families with low income pay child care costs for all children age 12 and younger and for handicapped children ages 13 and 14.  Child Care Assistance funds are available through Traverse County Social Services Department.  The Child Care Assistance Program is a reimbursement program that helps working parents and/or students pay their child care expenses.  The program has income guidelines.

For more information or to see if you meet the guidelines, contact Traverse County Social Services Department at (320) 422-7777.

 

Services:

MFIP Child Care is for families who receive assistance from the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Diversionary Work Program (DWP).

Transition Year Child Care is available to families for one year after their MFIP or DWP benefits close.

Basic Sliding Fee Child Care (BSF) is available to families who are not on public assistance.  This program has limited funding.

Conditions of Eligibility:

  • Must reside in Traverse County
  • Must meet income guidelines
  • Parent/Guardian must cooperate with child support enforcement
  • Parents/Guardians must meet work, education, or job search criteria (MFIP/DWP families work with an Employment Counselor to develop an employment plan

Child Care Assistance: https://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=id_000151

 

Services:

MFIP Child Care is for families who receive assistance from the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Diversionary Work Program (DWP).

Transition Year Child Care is available to families for one year after their MFIP or DWP benefits close.

Basic Sliding Fee Child Care (BSF) is available to families who are not on public assistance. This program has limited funding.

Conditions of Eligibility:

  • Must reside in Traverse County
  • Must meet income guidelines
  • Parent/Guardian must cooperate with child support enforcement
  • Parents/Guardians must meet work, education, or job search criteria (MFIP/DWP families work with an Employment Counselor to develop an employment plan)

CCAP Plan 2012-2013

CCAP Plan 2014-2015

CCAP Plan 2016-2017

CCAP Plan 2018-2019 DRAFT

Traverse County Social Services Department is seeking public review and comment on the 2018-2019 Traverse County Child Care Fund Plan.  Written comments and suggestions may be directed to Rhonda Antrim, Director, at rhonda.antrim@co.traverse.mn.us until September 8, 2017.

Background: Counties and tribes must submit a biennial Child Care Plan to the Commissioner.  The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) rules and laws allow counties to establish some local policies and procedures.  These local policies and procedures, when included in this Plan and approved by the Commissioner, are considered county/tribal policy and are used to support agency decisions during appeals.  The Department of Human Services (DHS) will review and approve County and Tribal Child Care Plans.  Counties and tribes will receive approval letters for their Child Care Plans from the Commissioner of DHS.