The Illinois Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program is implementing a new case management system statewide. This new system will cause some delay in processing paperwork as the process is streamlined. Your continued patience is appreciated.
The State of Illinois offers childcare assistance to low income families whose income is below 185% of the Federal Poverty level.
Your family may be eligible for assistance and you should submit an application if…
- You are working
- You are a two parent household and both parents are working
- You are a Tanf client with Public Aid and your RSP plan assigns you to a training or education program
- You are attending high school or completing your GED
Family of 2 with an income of less than $2392 per month
Family of 3 with an income of less than $3011 per month
Family of 4 with an income of less than $3631 per month
Family of 5 with an income of less than $4251 per month
Family of 6 with an income of less than $4871 per month
Family of 7 with an income of less than $5490 per month
Family of 8 with an income of less than $6110 per month
Family of 9 with an income of less than $6730 per month
Family of 10 with an income of less than $7350 per month
Please note, the above income guidelines are effective July 1, 2013.
Apply using an ONLINE Child Care Application
Apply using a paper Child Care Application
To request an application faxed or mailed please contact:West Central Child Care Connection
510 Maine Room 610
Quincy, IL 62301
1-800-317-4740 or 217-222-2592
Once your completed application is submitted, it will be reviewed based on eligibility factors of the program and an Approval or Denial notice, or request for additional information will be sent to you within 10 days.
Please keep in mind, if your application is approved you will: