How to apply for CCAP

  • Online through ApplyMN application.
  • Print out and complete a paper application 
  • By phone you may Contact the Family Team using any of our local numbers: 923-2930 Dodge, 431-5650 Steele, 837-6630 Waseca and an application will be mail
  • In person stop at 1 of our 3 locations to pick up a Child Care Assistance application. No appointment is necessary walk-ins welcome. MNPrairie Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
 Dodge location:
22 6TH Street East Dept 401
Mantorville, MN 55955

Steele location:
630 Florence Ave
Owatonna, MN 55060

Waseca location:
299 Johnson Ave. SW, Ste 160
Waseca, MN 56093


Once the application is complete send proof documenting things such as address, identity, income, work schedule and school schedule.

Applications are processed within 30 days. Your child care provider must be registered with MNPrairie prior to them getting billing information and receive payment. If a provider you have chosen is not registered with MNPrairie then we will send the registration materials out to them so they can be registered to receive payment from the CCAP program.