Established in 1977, the California Alternative Payment Program Association (CAPPA) was created to serve as a voice for a mixed delivery system of public and private community based agencies dedicated to connecting poor families and their children to child care and early learning.  Agencies contract with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to distribute federal and state child care and development subsidies (vouchers) for CalWORKs and eligible working poor families.   Alternative Payment Programs (APPs) support hundreds of thousands of working families and children by ensuring parental choice of child focused programs meets both parent needs of working and child needs of learning.  




June 5, 2023

Community based public and private Alternative Payment Programs (APPs) support the needs of working moms and dads with access to child care and other supports earmarked to lift families up from poverty. During the pandemic, these programs have distributed emergency essential worker child care vouchers, family child care and center stipends & PPE, diapers, food and clothing.  
See how Kings Community Action Organization is supporting the needs of family child care providers and families in Kings County.

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  • NEW! 
    • CCB 23-14: Fiscal Year 2023-24 Child Care And Development Support Initial Contract Award Allocations
    • CCB 23-13: Fiscal Year 2023-24 Voucher-Based Child Care And Development Initial Contract Award Allocations

  • NEW! Extension of ARPA Survey and AB 179 Stipend Deadlines: The deadline for providers to complete the ARPA survey has been extended from June 1, 2023, to August 15, 2023.  The deadline for contractors to distribute AB 179 $1,442 per-child stipends to eligible providers has been extended from June 30, 2023, to September 30, 2023. Learn more here. 

  • NEW! 2023-24 Family Fee Schedule for 2023-24

  • CAPPA will be hosting all budget related information here State Budget (cappaonline.com).  We will keep this link updated and post information as released.

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