Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
All questions should be directed to DHS at the email below
Please read through the list of forms below to find the one that bests fits your needs as a parent or provider. If you have any questions about any of these forms, please contact us at 1-800-643-1026 or email us at email@example.com.
Child Care Assistance Application – Complete this form if you are a new applicant or if your child care case has been cancelled for over 30 days.
Self-Employment Records Form – If you have been self-employed less than one year and have not yet filed income taxes, 3 full months of self-employment records may be completed.
IDHS Vendor Payment (For providers to check the status of a payment)
Child Care Payment Inquiries
- Call (800) 804-3833
The Illinois Department of Human Services has a new toll-free number that child care providers can use to check if their child care certificate has been entered for payment by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies and approved for payment by IDHS.
This phone number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Follow the voice instructions to enter your Social Security Number (SSN) or Federal Identification Number (FEIN) and the service month of the payment.
Please remember, it may take up to 16 working days for your payment to be mailed after you submit an accurate and complete child care certificate.