CCI: The Community Childcare Initiative

CCI is currently in wait list status.  Please call 503-491-6220 for more information.

The Community Childcare Initiative (CCI) offers Portland families and child care providers the opportunity to receive financial assistance for child care. Family and program eligibility requirements apply. Eligible families pay no more than 10-15% of their monthly gross income for child care.  The program is funded by the Portland Children’s Levy and administered through Child Care Resource and Referral of Multnomah County and Mt. Hood Community College.

Qualifying Criteria for Families:

  • Either the child’s family OR the child care program must be in Portland
  • Annual income for children’s family is up to 200% of Federal Poverty Level
  • Families must have applied for ERDC to determine CCI eligibility


Family Application and Income Guidelines:

CCI Program Information

Family Application

Income Guidelines


Qualifying Criteria for ECE Programs:

  • Either the child’s family OR the child care program must be in Portland
  • Have current license from the State of Oregon Office of Child Care (OCC) and have been licensed for at least two years
  • Agree to periodic staff visits to discuss a work plan
  • Have achieved a rating of C2Q or above in Oregon’s QRIS/Spark
  • Willing to become DHS pre-listed and accept DHS childcare subsidies
  • No complaints substantiated by OCC in the past year and while participating in the CCI program
  • Maintain current liability insurance demonstrating child care coverage

Click Here to Download the CCI Program Application