Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program

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  1. What is the purpose of the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program?
  2. What kinds of activities can be supported with grant funds?
  3. How often are competitions generally held?
  4. What is the duration of the average grant?
  5. What is the average annual grant amount?
  6. Is there a cost matching requirement? If so, are in-kind contributions acceptable as part of the grantee's match?
  7. What are the reporting requirements for grantees? What kind of records and data should be maintained or collected in order to complete required reports?
  8. What are the requirements for auditing and/or evaluation of funded projects?
  9. Are there program-wide performance measures?
  10. What are a few concrete examples of allowable activities?

1. What is the purpose of the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program?

The purpose of CCAMPIS is to support the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based child care services.

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2. What kinds of activities can be supported with grant funds?

Funds are used to support or establish campus-based child care programs primarily serving the needs of low-income students enrolled in institution. CCAMPIS Program funds may be used either to directly provide child care services or contract for the provision of child care services. Grants may be used for before- and/or after-school services.

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3. How often are competitions generally held?

Competitions for new grant awards are generally held every four years.

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4. What is the duration of the average grant?

CCAMPIS grants are made for four-year grant award cycles.

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5. What is the average annual grant amount?

The FY 2010 average annual grant award amount was $103,445.

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6. Is there a cost matching requirement? If so, are in-kind contributions acceptable as part of the grantee's match?

There is no cost matching requirement for the CCAMPIS Program.

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7. What are the reporting requirements for grantees? What kind of records and data should be maintained or collected in order to complete required reports?

All CCAMPIS grantees will be required to submit an annual performance report documenting the persistence and degree attainment of their participants. Because students may take different lengths of time to complete their degrees, multiple years of performance report data are needed to determine the degree completion rates of CCAMPIS Program participants. Grantees are required to provide the following data:

  1. Institutional demographics
  2. Student demographics including:
    1. Gender;
    2. Ethnicity;
    3. Pell enrollment status;
    4. Low income status;
    5. Marital status;
    6. Enrollment by the applicable educational schedule (semester, quarters, terms);
    7. Number of years taken to transfer or graduate;
    8. Degree or certificate earned;
    9. Students who transferred (two-year institution to a four-year institution) and those who withdrew;
    10. Number of children per student supported by the program;
    11. Child care center (national) accreditation and (state) licensing status;
    12. Fee schedules used; and
    13. Institutional and community resources and funding.
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8. What are the requirements for auditing and/or evaluation of funded projects?

The CCAMPIS Program is governed by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA). There are no regulations; the program adheres to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.

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9. Are there program-wide performance measures?

The success of the CCAMPIS Program will be measured by the postsecondary persistence and degree of completion rates of CCAMPIS Program participants who remain at the grantee institution.

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10. What are a few concrete examples of allowable activities?

Subsidizing child care costs for low-income, Pell-eligible students enrolled at the grantee institution; providing child care via campus-based programs or by outsourcing within the community; and/or providing child care services before and/or after school.

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