Child Care Assistance
The Child Care and Development Fund is a federal program that helps low-income families obtain child care so that they may work, attend training or continue their education. The purpose of CCDF is to increase the availability, affordability and quality of child care.
The CCDF program is administered through the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration in the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. The CCDF state plan outlines state and local level parameters and includes program outcomes, systems development and eligibility requirements.
School Age Child Care grant application
Grant opportunities are now available for the School Age Child Care program.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning administers funds for school-age programs through the state School Age Child Care Project Fund. The purpose of the SACC funding is to support school age programs that offer before/after school care services to children ages 5 to 15.
OECOSL is excited to introduce the new online application designed to enhance and streamline the process for before and after school programs applying. Below you will find the link to the application along with additional resources from SPARK who is here to support you through the application process, the SACC manual, and a link to FAQ.
Beginning March 2020, Families can now apply for CCDF using a new, easier-to-use online application called “Early Ed Connect.” Early Ed Connect offers the benefits of:
- Easy use via mobile devices, as well as on a computer or tablet
- Ability to apply for multiple children in one application
- Ability to upload supporting documents, including via photo from a mobile phone
- Ability to save application progress and complete it at a later time
- Notification of successful submission
- Available in English and Spanish
- Online support information and videos
If you have additional questions or would like to speak with an eligibility specialist, please click here.
- Parent’s/Applicant’s Rights and Obligations form
- CCDF/OMW appointment checklist – What do I need to bring?
- Parent/Applicant worksheet (SF 56907)
- CCDF / On My Way Pre-K application (SF 56895)
- Child care assistance residency statement (SF 57163)
- Statement of self-employment profit and loss (SF 57101)
- Wage detail (SF 57100)
- CCDF voucher program tipped employee worksheet (SF 56904)
- Secondary school enrollment verification (SF 56896)
- Name attestation (SF 57096)
- New hire verification (SF 52951)
- CCDF/OMW report of change (SF 52960)
- Workforce Certificate/Apprentice Program Form (SF 53107)
Families must then choose a child care provider who meets CCDF provider eligibility standards. If you need help locating a CCDF-eligible provider, contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral agency.
- Visit brighterfuturesindiana.org
- Or you may call 800-299-1627
Families must then have their provider fill out the provider information form.
- How to become a CCDF-certified unlicensed provider
- CCDF state plan 2022-2024 (initial submission)
- Income eligibility and fee schedule effective March 12, 2023
- Income limits to get on CCDF
- Income limits to stay on CCDF
- CCDF reimbursement rates
- CCDF policy manual
- CCDF policy consultant map
- Center agreement policy manual
- School Age Child Care policy and procedure manual
- Repay your debt online by clicking here