The Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) grant is a federal program of the U.S. Department of Education that assists parents with the cost of keeping their children enrolled in a quality child care center. University students must be PELL grant eligible or be a graduate or professional student who would otherwise be eligible under Pell grant income guidelines. In addition, students must be enrolled in classes at Washington State University (Pullman Campus) and have their children enrolled in a licensed and accredited child care center. Families who meet the requirements of the CCAMPIS grant will receive a subsidy, payable to the child care program, for child care tuition fees.
The CCAMPIS grant is available to income-eligible families attending classes during the Fall semester, Spring semester, and Summer sessions, pending federal funds. The current CCAMPIS grant program is effective through September 2017, which is the end of the 4 year grant cycle. We have reapplied to the Department of Education for continuation of this funding, but have not yet received notice of the outcome of this application. If we are funded, parents will be asked to reapply for the 17-18 school year.