What is the CCDF Program?

The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is a federal program that assists low-income families, families receiving temporary public assistance, and those transitioning from public assistance in obtaining childcare so they can work, attend training, or continue education.
The purpose of CCDF is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of childcare.


How can I apply for Child Care Assistance (CCDF)?

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program provides financial assistance for families who are working or enrolled in school. To apply for the CCDF voucher program, you must contact your local Intake Agent.

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.


How do I become a Certified Unlicensed CCDF Provider?

Child care providers serving children who receive funding from the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) are required to meet certain standards of health and safety.
Child Care providers must be able to demonstrate that they meet these requirements prior to the receipt of any CCDF funds. To verify compliance, providers wishing to serve CCDF children, must submit all the required written documentation and pass a CCDF Provider Eligibility inspection.
Please note: It is the responsibility of the provider/applicant to submit all appropriate documentation to demonstrate compliance with CCDF Provider Eligibility Standards. An inspection will not occur until all appropriate written documentation has been received and verified.
If you are an Unlicensed Registered Child Care Ministry and want to participate in CCDF you need to contact your Bureau of Child Care (BCC) ministry consultant.

For Additional information regarding the Voucher program visit http://www.in.gov/fssa/2552.htm