Skip Navigation

Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP): Overview

Resource March 6, 2024

Millions of American families are struggling to find quality, reliable, affordable child care they can depend on. This is having a devastating impact on our youngest learners, working families, and the health of local economies. Making quality child care more accessible allows and encourages parents to enter or return to the labor force. It also has a real impact on the workforce of the future by supporting the development of skills children need to be successful later in life.

Updating provisions of the federal tax code, including the Dependent Care Assistance Program (or DCAP), is an important part of any child care solution as it benefits working parents and young children while supporting economic stability across the country.

Download2024 DCAP Overview (415.07 kB)

Stay Updated

Receive monthly updates on the latest news, policy, and actions to advance federal investment in children and their families.