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Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)

CCDF is a federal program that assists low-income families in obtaining child care so that they can work or attend school. 

Find out if you qualify.

Find a child care provider that accepts CCDF vouchers.

(You may contact your local CCRR for questions about qualified providers. Ask about "Contract Centers" in your area. These are centers that have funds available to help families but you must attend those particular centers to receive that assistance. The income guidelines for these centers are the same as the ones for CCDF. You may also dial 2-1-1 for assistance.)  

Find the CCDF office in your area.*

Children's Bureau CCDF Locations & Forms

To apply for child care assistance, please download and complete the CCDF pre-application for your region below. 

Once it has been processed, you will be notified via mail as to whether your application was approved or denied. Please remember that you must attach proof of your service need or we can not process your application. Only send copies of documentation as originals will not be returned.

*Not in any of our regions? Get more details about CCDF from the Family and Social Services Administration here.

Region 3

Counties Served: Marion, Hendricks, Hamilton & Madison

Downloadable Forms:


Contact the CCDF staff in Region 3.

Region 1C (Lafayette)

Counties Served: Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren & White

Downloadable Forms:


Contact the CCDF staff in Region 1C.

Region 2B (Muncie)

Counties Served: Adams, Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Randolph, Wabash & Wells

Downloadable Forms:


Contact the CCDF staff in Region 2B.

Region 5A (New Whiteland)

Counties Served: Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Hancock, Henry, Johnson, Rush, Shelby, Union & Wayne

Downloadable Forms:


Contact the CCDF staff in Region 5A.

Telephone Hotline

The following offices have a live "hotline" available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. You may contact the Region 3 hotline at (317) 545-5281 x204 or 1-866-287-2420 x204 (toll free). We apologize that we are unable to contact every client personally by phone due to high call volume.

Indianapolis - Downtown
Counties Served: Marion
Indianapolis - East Side
Counties Served: Marion
Indianapolis- West Side
Counties Served: Marion

Counties Served: Hamilton

Counties Served: Hendricks

Counties Served: Madison



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