Funds are used to support or establish campus-based child care programs primarily serving the needs of low-income students enrolled in institutions of higher education.
Grants may be used for before- and after-school services.
In addition, grants may be used to serve the child care needs of the community served by the institution.
The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.
Approximately 170 awards are expected to be made in FY 2008.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Awards shall be used to support or establish child care programs serving low-income students enrolled in college.
Funds may be used to provide for before or after school services to the extent necessary to allow students to pursue a postsecondary career.
No funds from grants can be used for construction other than minor renovations to meet State or local health or safety needs.
An institution of higher education is eligible to apply if the total amount of all Federal Pell Grant Funds awarded to students enrolled at the institution of higher education for the preceding fiscal year equals or exceeds $350,000.
Benefiting are low-income students enrolled in postsecondary programs.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
In any fiscal year in which funds are available for new awards, the Department of Education publishes a notice in the Federal Register inviting applications and establishing a deadline date. An application package is available from the Office of Higher Education Programs. Copies will be mailed upon request. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110.
Peer review panels composed of representatives from public and private higher education and child care providers having expertise in child care service are designated to review application.
The deadline date is published in the Federal Register.
Higher Education Act, Title IV, Part A, Subpart 7, as amended.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Notification usually is made within 4 months of the deadline for submission of applications.
Applications for renewal of multi-year projects are processed and funded before those for new projects. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds.
Formula and Matching Requirements
The grant amount awarded to an institution shall not exceed one percent of the total amount of all Federal Pell Grant funds awarded to students enrolled at the institution of higher education for the preceding fiscal year.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants shall be awarded for a period of 4 years, subject to the availability of funds.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports are required 18 months and 36 months after receiving the first grant payment.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records supporting claims under a grant must be maintained for 5 years after termination of the award.
(Grants) FY 07 $15,810,300; FY 08 $15,463,735; and FY 09 est $15,463,735.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
For FY 2008, the range of awards is expected to be $10,000 to $300,000; the average award is expected to be $91,375.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Contact the Program Office for information.
Regional or Local Office
Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Higher Education Programs, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-5131. Contact: Dorothy Marshall. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: (202) 502-7634.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Criteria for selecting among grant applications will be selected from those in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). Contact the Program Office for more information.