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
Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title IV, Part A, Subpart 7
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
Low-income student parents enrolled in postsecondary programs will benefit.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. 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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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.
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 location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision 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 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?
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
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. 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 assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants shall be awarded for a period of 4 years, subject to the availability of funds. Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Higher Education Programs, 400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$50,000,000.00; FY 19 est $50,000,000.00; FY 20 est $15,134,000.00; FY 17$15,134,000.00; FY 16$15,134,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$10,000 - $300,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact the Program Office for information.