How to Check on a CAPS Application Status

by Alia Nikolakopulos
CAPS helps Georgia parents afford child care services.

The Georgia Childcare and Parent Services program, or CAPS, helps low-income families afford childcare services so parents can work or go to school. Applicants can submit an application for assistance online, or in person at a county Division of Family and Children Services office. After an application is submitted, you can check its status in one of several ways.

Use the online Georgia COMPASS website. If you created an account on the website to submit your application, you can log in to your COMPASS account between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to check the status of your application.

Contact your county DFCS office. If you submitted an application in person at the county office, call or visit the office to check on the status of your application. Contact information for the county you applied with is available on the Georgia Department of Human Services website at

Contact the state CAPS office at 404-657-3434. The state office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About the Author

With a background in taxation and financial consulting, Alia Nikolakopulos has over a decade of experience resolving tax and finance issues. She is an IRS Enrolled Agent and has been a writer for these topics since 2010. Nikolakopulos is pursuing Bachelor of Science in accounting at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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