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child care 010821CHICAGO – Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) announced families who use the Child Care Assistance Program will have their child care co-pays capped at $1.25 per month in the first two months of 2021.

“The continued economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many parents to choose between working and caring for their children,” Munoz said. “Lowering the cost of child care for these parents could help give them the relief and stability they need to continue doing their jobs.”

The co-pay cap is applicable in January and February of 2021. The Child Care Assistance Program is administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services and provides access to affordable, quality child care for low-income and working-class families. This allows families to continue working or attending school without having to worry about how they will pay for the care of their children.

“Many of our working families have made sacrifices during this pandemic—the cost of child care shouldn’t be yet another burden,” Munoz said.

More information regarding CCAP eligibility, including how to apply, can be found on the IDHS website.