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Purpose of Program:
The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based childcare services.
Through the first competitive preference priority in this competition, the Secretary seeks to encourage applicants to offer parents a variety of childcare options.
At a time when many campus facilities are closed across the country in response to the COVID-19 crisis, student parents are in need of a variety of childcare options now more than ever.
For example, applicants may propose to provide student-parents with a greater range of options at which to direct their childcare funds.
The grantee institution would still be responsible for fulfilling the requirements of the program, such as by limiting the use of childcare vouchers to student-parents who qualify for CCAMPIS support, and requiring those student-parents to use the vouchers to obtain childcare by a provider or facility licensed by the applicable State body.
With access to a greater diversity of childcare settings, parents would have the opportunity to select an option that meets the unique developmental needs of their child and their own postsecondary educational needs, including with respect to transportation, work schedules, and obligations to other family members.
Additionally, applicants may consider describing how their new or existing campus-based childcare centers would offer flexible and affordable childcare arrangements to low-income parents pursuing postsecondary education, such as part-time, drop-in, or evening childcare services.
All applicants, including applicants that address this competitive preference priority, must, under section 419N(c)(9) of the HEA, limit the use of childcare vouchers issued using CCAMPIS funds to childcare provided by childcare providers or centers that are licensed by the applicable State or local agency to provide childcare services.
The second competitive preference priority provides additional points to applicants proposing to provide services in Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs).
The Department also encourages applicants to propose support for student-parents in identifying other Federal and State resources, in addition to CCAMPIS support, that are available to help low-income parents access appropriate and affordable childcare services.
For example, the Child Care and Development Block Grant provides additional support to low-income student-parents who need childcare support.
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