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Please note Call Center hours for the week of Thanksgiving. The Call Center will be open normal business hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Nov. 20-22. The Call Center will be closed on Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, though self-service options will remain accessible, including the Customer Portal (healthyrhode.ri.gov), and mobile app. The Call Center will not take incoming calls on Friday for processing work, normally completed on Wednesdays. Please plan accordingly and Happy Thanksgiving!
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Child Care Assistance (CCAP) is available to:
Also available to families is Transitional Child Care:
Allows families already participating in the CCAP program to remain eligible for the subsidy program if their income increases and does not exceed 300% of the federal poverty level.
Families with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) who meet the requirements for CCAP are eligible to receive full or partial payment for child care expenses when delivered by a CCAP-approved child care provider. There are two avenues for qualifying for payment of child care expenses through the CCAP:
For a child to be eligible to participate in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), the family applying for CCAP services shall meet the general requirements set forth as well as the specific requirements pertaining to either categorical or income eligibility. To be eligible for the CCAP the following requirements have been met:
Age of applicant child(ren)
The child to receive CCAP services shall be over one (1) week old and below the age of thirteen (13) years unless:
The applicant child(ren) must live in the home of the parent requesting CCAP services. The relationship between the adult applying for CCAP services and each applicant child must meet the broad definition of parent.
The applicant parent(s) and any applicant children in the financial unit shall be residents of the State of Rhode Island.
Need for Services
Cooperation with the Office of Child Support Services (OCSS)
All families with an absent parent(s) are referred to the Office of Child Support Services. As a condition of eligibility, the parent/caretaker relative is required to cooperate in establishing paternity, and in establishing and/or enforcing child support and medical support orders for all children in the family, unless the parent/caretaker relative is found to have good cause for refusing to comply with these requirements.
You can apply using the online Customer Portal, by phone (number below) or by filling out a paper application. All can be found on our Apply Now page.
The following is a helpful Verification Checklist for documents you may need to CCAP approval.
Learn how to choose a child care provider for your child(ren) here.
Call 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347) or TTY 1-800-745-5555 (for hearing impaired).