Map: County eligibility limits for child care benefits

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Colorado's system of empowering each county to set income eligibility limits for child care benefits is unique.  As this map indicates, there are broad inequities even among  neighboring counties.

Colorado’s system of empowering each county to set income eligibility limits for child care benefits is unique.
As this map indicates, there are broad inequities even among neighboring counties.

Income eligibility limits for Colorado Child Care Assistance in the state’s largest counties.

  • Adams County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 225 percent of poverty or about $44,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 3,545
  • Arapahoe County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 185 percent of poverty or about $36,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 2,855
  • Boulder County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 225 percent of poverty or about $44,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 1,561
  • Broomfield County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 185 percent of poverty or about $36,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: No
  • No. of children served in 2012: 171
  • Denver County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 225 percent of poverty or about $44,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 5,028
  • Douglas County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 200 percent of poverty or about $39,100 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 632

  • Eagle County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 185 percent of poverty or about $36,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 109
  • El Paso County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 150 percent of poverty or about $29,300 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 4,634
  • Garfield County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 225 percent of poverty or about $43,900 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 166
  • Jefferson County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 185 percent of poverty or about $36,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 2,843
  • La Plata County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 200 percent of poverty or about $39,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 283
  • Larimer County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 150 percent of poverty or about $29,300 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: No
  • No. of children served in 2012: 1,617
  • Mesa County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 165 percent of poverty or about $33,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 1,261
  • Pitkin County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 185 percent of poverty or about $36,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 22
  • Pueblo County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 185 percent of poverty or about $36,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 1,747
  • Routt County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 130 percent of poverty or about $25,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 36
  • Summit County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 175 percent of poverty or about $34,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 145
  • Teller County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 150 percent of poverty or about $29,300 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 97
  • Weld County
  • Eligibility ceiling: 170 percent of poverty or about $33,000 for a family of three.
  • College students eligible: Yes
  • No. of children served in 2012: 1,725

Table: Income eligibility limits and children served

CountyNumber of Children Who Utilized CCAP Day Care in 2012**Eligibility income limit as a percent of poverty
Adams3,545225%
Alamosa177185%
Arapahoe2,855185%
Archuleta33130%
Baca34225%
Bent44225%
Boulder1,561225%
Broomfield171185%
Chaffee66165%
Cheyenne16165%
Clear Creek35185%
Conejos18225%
Costilla8225%
Crowley86225%
Custer21225%
Delta193185%
Denver5,028225%
Dolores6160%
Douglas632200%
Eagle109185%
El Paso4,634150%
Elbert75185%
Fremont328225%
Garfield166225%
Gilpin37225%
Grand92190%
Gunnison47175%
Hinsdale2175%
Huerfano31225%
Jackson0190%
Jefferson2,843185%
Kiowa11225%
Kit Carson41200%
La Plata283200%
Lake46185%
Larimer1,671150%
Las Animas148225%
Lincoln26130%
Logan210175%
Mesa1,261165%
Mineral2130%
Moffat60225%
Montezuma170160%
Montrose380150%
Morgan125150%
Otero172225%
Ouray14225%
Park28300%
Phillips41185%
Pitkin22185%
Prowers169130%
Pueblo1,747185%
Rio Blanco27185%
Rio Grande116130%
Routt36130%
Saguache18200%
San Juan0225%
San Miguel23200%
Sedgwick14185%
Summit145175%
Teller97150%
Washington30225%
Weld1,725170%
Yuma48175%
  **The county counts add up to more than the state-wide counts because some children are associated with utilized care in more than one county.