Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)

The CCDF Program location and contact information has recently changed as of August 2022. Please see new information below:

CCDF Changes (link)
April 
2021 Synopsis



Childcare Facility Type Subsidized by CCDF
Program Total Kids 109
Center Total 21
Homes
1

Quapaw Tribe Centers
 Number of Kids
O-Gah-Pah Learning Center 59
Downstream Learning Center 17
Other 33


RESPONSIBILITIES

The CCDF Program goal is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality for child care in the Quapaw Nation service area. The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Program assist eligible Native American families with the cost of child care. The program offers child care trainings to eligible child care providers and may provide grants to child care facilities to help improve their quality of care. We also have a referral program to assist parents with locating a child care facility.

ELIGIBILIITY CRITERIA


Applicants, working, enrolled in educational program, job-training program, need to be or are receiving protective services, respite care, teen parents, or homeless; Must meet the definition of an “Indian Child” ages newborn to 12 years old; or 13-18 years old who are physically and/or mentally incapable of self-care ; or 13-18 years who are under court supervision; must meet income guidelines; and applicants must also live in one of the counties in the below service area.

Service Area Counties by State


OKLAHOMA - Adair Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington
MISSOURI - Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Stone, Vernon
ARKANSAS - Benton, Carrol, Crawford, Franklin, Madison, Washington
KANSAS - Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson.

  * “Indian Child” Definition: Any child who is enrolled or eligible for enrollment in any federally recognized tribe is an Indian  or who is in the legal custody or is residing with an enrolled Indian Citizen or a person who is eligible to enroll in a federally recognized tribe or who has a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) card. *This definition pertains to only the Quapaw Nation CCDF Program.

Applicants may download the application that includes a checklist of documents requirements that must be submitted for approval by the CCDF Staff.
  Applications can be faxed, scanned, emailed or hand delivered.  Please do not hesitate to call the CCDF Staff for more information.

Submit applications to:

Mail:  Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)
           P.O. Box 765
           Quapaw, OK 
74363

Fax:     918-674-5720
Email: EMail Quapaw CCDF

Types of child care settings (must be within our service area)

  • State Licensed child care centers                                              
  • State Contracted Tribal Centers                                                  
  • Early Head Start Programs (State Licensed)                         
  • Faith-based settings (state licensed)                                       
  • In-Home Providers                                                                         
  • Pre-Kindergarten or Preschool (state licensed)
  • Relative Care (State Licensed/contracted)
  • State Licensed family child care homes
  • Tribally operated programs
  • Head Start Programs (State Licensed)
  • Programs on military base
  • State Licensed School Age Programs


NEOK Tribal CCDF Provider Stablization Grant
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
Eastern Shawnee*Miami*Ottawa*Quapaw*Seneca-Cayuga*Shawnee

Child Care Center Grant applications will be accepted for a limited time beginning May 16, 2022 until funds are no longer available. Applications must be completed online at: https://tribalarpa22.jotform.com/forms/child-care-centers

Questions about the application must be submitted by email to: neokarpa22@gmail.com

Number of Kids

Number of Kids

  1. Laura Johnston

    Resource and Referral Assistant
    Phone: (918) 238-3120 ext 0281

  2. Donna Mack

    Monitoring Assistant
    Phone: (918) 238-3120 ext. 0282

  3. CCDF


    Physical Address
    5681 S 630 Rd
    Quapaw, OK 74363


    Directions

    Phone: +1 9182383120
    Fax: +1 9186745720

    Hours

    Monday through Thursday

    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Friday

    8 a.m. to 4 p.m.