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HCC receives $490,368 from U.S. Department of Ed

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HCC receives $490,368 from U.S. Department of Ed

Hagerstown Community College has been awarded a $490,368 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Title IV, to be awarded over a four-year period. The award comes through the Childcare Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program and will be used to assist HCC students who need childcare.

“CCAMPIS funds have been transformative for our student parents, and we’re thrilled to receive the grant for a second time,” said Christine Ohl-Gigliotti, dean of students. “Not only does this program lessen the burden of childcare cost, but it invites students into a supportive community of peers who understand firsthand the challenges of ending generational poverty through education.”

HCC will utilize a sliding fee scale to prioritize provision of services to low-income student/parents, and build upon use of local and state resources already available, to be offered first. HCC proposes to serve approximately 20 students each year, offering $45-$90 per week for child care assistance for Pell-eligible CCAMPIS students. In addition, using CCAMPIS funds, HCC will employ a specialized part-time CCAMPIS advisor to provide high quality, intrusive advising to students. HCC will leverage significant institutional resources to support student parents, including additional wrap-around services, such as financial aid counseling, career mentoring, and emergency financial assistance, that support additional student needs.

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(October 3, 2022)