CCAMPIS Grant Awarded to Child Development and Family Relations Faculty

Posted on 10/2/2017 1:10:23 PM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania received $164,361 in funding for the project “Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) at IUP” from the US Department of Education. Projected funding for this grant over a four-year period is anticipated to be $657,444.

The grant proposal was developed by Principal Investigator Kalani Palmer, assisted by Co-Principal Investigator Sarah Brown. Palmer is an assistant professor in the Child Development and Family Relations program and program coordinator for Family and Consumer Science Education. Brown, an associate professor, is the program coordinator for the Child Development and Family Relations program. 

The CCAMPIS program is designed to support the participation of low-income parents in post-secondary education through the provision of child care services, academic support, and parent education. CCAMPIS provides funds to eligible IUP students to help pay for childcare while they are in class and studying. Based on a sliding subsidy scale, CCAMPIS participants are awarded 60–90 percent coverage of child care expenses. This grant will support student-parents as they enroll, persist, and graduate from IUP. We will begin accepting applications from student-parents for the child care scholarship this fall. More info on how to apply will be posted soon.

“When parents are able to obtain post-secondary education, their families benefit,” said PI/Project Director Palmer. “I had my first child during my undergraduate education, and, with support from my family, community, and school, I was able to persist in my studies. I am forever grateful for the support I received, and look forward to supporting student-parents here at IUP with this project.”

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