Higher Learning Advocates and 62 Partners Urge Congress to Increase CCAMPIS Funding

Higher Learning Advocates and 62 Partners Urge Congress to Increase CCAMPIS Funding

WASHINGTON (April 27, 2021) — Today, Higher Learning Advocates and 62 partner organizations sent a letter to Congress to express our strong support for increasing funding for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program to $500 million—the amount needed to provide child care support to approximately 6 percent of Pell-eligible student parents of children ages 0-5. The letter, which was led by Higher Learning Advocates, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and Young Invincibles, notes that increasing CCAMPIS funding by this amount in the Labor-HHS-ED appropriations bill would ensure that roughly 100,000 more parenting college students receive the child care assistance they need to continue their educational journeys and be successful in college.

You can read the full letter here.