Apply for Child Care

To qualify for the Idaho Child Care Program, a family must meet the eligibility requirements below. 

Eligibility

 

  • Live in Idaho
  • Child must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident
  • Show proof of identity
  • Have children under the age of 13 (or older if they have special needs)
  • Have a provider who is registered as an ICCP provider
  • Be working or in a qualified training or education program
  • Meet certain income guidelines
Maximum monthly income limits

Effective March 2021

Household size Gross Income
2 $2,084
3 $2,625
4 $3,166
5 $3,708
6 $4,249
7 $4,790
8 $5,332
Each Additional Member + $542

 

How can I apply?
Apply over the phone or in person
  • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
    • ID card
    • Household income
    • Current monthly child care expenses
    • If applicable, immigration status of each child
Apply by mail, email or fax
  • Then apply by either:
    •  Email: MyBenefits@dhw.idaho.gov
    •  Fax: 1-866-434-8278 (toll free)
    •  Mail: Self Reliance Programs, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0026
  • Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
    • ID card
    • Household income
    • Current monthly child care expenses
    • If applicable, immigration status of each child

File an Appeal

Your Rights to Appeal or Request a Fair Hearing

This page explains how to file an appeal for an eligibility decision for public assistance programs.