Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP)
The Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP) provides child care assistance to low-income, working families by paying for a portion of child care. This program is for parents who work, attend school, or participate in approved activities to help prevent children from being placed in foster care. The program pays for part of the child care costs for eligible households, and parents also pay for a portion (called a co-pay). The parent’s share is based on the size of the family and the amount of their income. The Department also licenses child care providers and is working with community partners on a professional development system to improve child care services in Idaho.
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)
Subsidized child care services are available to eligible families through certificates
(vouchers), or grants and contracts with providers. Parents may select a child care provider
that satisfies any applicable State and local requirements, including basic health and safety
requirements. These requirements must address prevention and control of infectious diseases,
including immunizations; building and physical premises safety; and minimum health and
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
TANF is a program that provides cash assistance and supportive services to assist families with children under age 18, helping them achieve economic self-sufficiency.