Apply Today: Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program Awards

The Department of Education issued a notice this week inviting applications for new awards for the FY 2022 Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education by providing campus-based childcare services. Funds are used to support or establish campus-based childcare programs primarily serving the needs of low-income students enrolled in IHEs. Grants may be used for before- and after-school services. In addition, grants may be used to serve the childcare needs of the community served by the institution.

Absolute priority for FY 2022 awards will be given to:

  • Projects that are designed to leverage significant local or institutional resources, including in-kind contributions
  • Projects that are designed to utilize a sliding fee scale for childcare services to support a high number of low-income parents pursuing postsecondary education at the institution.

Congress allocated $65 million for the program in FY 2022, an 18 percent increase. President Biden’s FY 2023 Budget Request proposes $95 million for the program.