Child Care Access Means Parents in School


To support the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based child care services.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Postsecondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Higher Education Act, as amended, Title IV, Part A, Subpart 7.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
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.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Low-income student parents enrolled in postsecondary programs will benefit.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. 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.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. 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.
Award Procedure
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.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Notification usually is made within 4 months of the deadline for submission of applications.
Not Applicable.
Applications for renewal of multi-year projects are processed and funded before those for new projects. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds and if the grantee has made substantial progress in achieving the objectives outlined in its application.
How are proposals selected?
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.
How may assistance be used?
Funds must be used to support or establish child care programs serving low-income students enrolled in postsecondary education. Funds may be used to provide before or after school services to the extent necessary to allow students to pursue a postsecondary career. No funds from grants may be used for construction other than minor renovations to meet State or local health or safety needs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Staff monitor grants drawdown using agency financial reports. No cash reports are required. Progress reports are required. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Reporting on performance measures is required as part of the submittal of the required annual performance report.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records supporting claims under a grant must be maintained for 5 years after termination of the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
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.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants shall be awarded for a period of 4 years, subject to the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Josephine Hamilton, Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Higher Education Programs, 1990 K Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 Email: Phone: (202) 502-7583.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $15,134,446; FY 15 est $15,134,000; and FY 16 est $15,134,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$10,000 - $300,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact the Program Office for information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available


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