You May Be Eligible For Child Care Assistance!

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…

and you meet the income guidelines set by the State of Illinois. You can find these income guidelines at the DHS website or by selecting the Eligibility Calculator link below.

Eligibility Calculator


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:

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