Child Care Assistance Program
The Child Care Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help families in Minnesota with low incomes pay for child care so that parents may pursue employment or education leading to employment, and that children are well cared for and prepared to enter school.
You can apply for child care assistance three ways:
- Fill out the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program Application DHS-3550.
- Fill out the Combined Application – Child Care Addendum DHS-5223D (use this if you are also applying for cash and/or food assistance).
- Apply online at MNbenefits.mn.gov.
Raise the Barr
Raise the Barr is committed to increasing the economic mobility for single-parent students in Minnesota and Southern California by providing them with the holistic resources they need to complete their education, including resources they need for their children to thrive. Augsburg students who are single parents are encouraged to apply for scholarships and emergency grants. Priority for emergency grants is given to students for whom $500 or less will help stabilize them financially and allow them to stay in school.