License Exempt Providers and CCAP
With so many families working evenings, weekends and odd hours, license exempt providers (also known as family, friend and neighbor care), play an important role in the state's Child Care Assistance program (also known as CCAP). CCAP is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and assists low-income working families with paying for child care services. Any legally operating child care provider or program may choose to accept reimbursement payments from the CCAP for child care services provided.
To be paid through the CCAP program, ALL license-exempt providers must:
In addition to the above requirements, non-relative license exempt providers are also required to
The following license- exempt providers cannot receive CCAP payments:
Providers may be employed but will have to provide documentation that the outside employment does not interfere with the child care that is approved by the Department.
Would your program/facility like to become a CCAP Provider?
Complete the appropriate form below and follow the instructions on the form.
Complete if you are exempt from licensing but want to be a CCAP Provider:
Complete if you are exempt from licensing but do not want to be a CCAP Provider:
If you need assistance with these forms or the process, contact the licensing office nearest you listed on the forms.
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