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Bill Foster

From the office of:

Bill Foster

Sending Office: Honorable Bill Foster
Sent By:
Elise.Sugarman@mail.house.gov

Support the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program

**This is a programmatic request**

To sign on to this letter, please fill out the form
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Dear Colleague

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to join us in sending the attached letter to the Appropriations LHHS Subcommittee, urging the committee to provide robust funding for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program as they work to draft the Fiscal Year 2021
appropriations bill.

The CCAMPIS program helps to meet the urgent needs of student parents enrolled in higher education who are working to attain a college degree or workforce training to provide economic security for themselves and for their children.

While funding for CCAMPIS has increased significantly in the last few years, the current levels of funding for CCAMPIS are still only able to meet a tiny fraction of student demand for affordable and high-quality on-campus child care. This new investment
provides an opportunity to continue to address some of the vast unmet demand for on-campus child care from millions of students who are parents.

If you would like to sign on to the FY21 appropriations letter, please fill out the form

here
.
If you have any questions, please contact Elise Sugarman (Foster) at
Elise.Sugarman@mail.house.gov or Victoria Bautista (Horn) at
Victoria.Bautista@mail.house.gov.
This letter closes March 11, 2020 COB.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bill Foster                                Kendra S. Horn

Member of Congress               Member of Congress

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Letter Text:

Dear Chairwoman DeLauro and Ranking Member Cole:

As you work to draft the Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations bill, we request that you provide robust funding for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. The CCAMPIS program helps to meet the urgent needs of student parents enrolled
in higher education, working to attain a college degree or workforce training to provide economic security for themselves and for their children.

Approximately 1.4 million Pell Grant recipients today have children under the age of 5, and 4.8 million students in higher education have dependent children. Student parents struggle to pay for child care services on top of tuition, fees, and other costs.
Unfortunately, most students are not able to access existing child care programs, their options are often unaffordable, and child care centers located on campus are rare or have substantial wait lists. To help address these challenges, the CCAMPIS program
supports campus-based child care programs primarily serving the needs of low-income students. Data collected from individual institutions shows that CCAMPIS helped to double and even triple student parents’ degree-attainment rates.

While funding for CCAMPIS has increased significantly in the last few years, the current levels of funding for CCAMPIS are still only able to meet a tiny fraction of student demand for affordable and high-quality on-campus child care. This new investment
provides an opportunity to continue to address some of the vast unmet demand for on-campus child care from millions of students who are parents.

We urge you to prioritize funding for the CCAMPIS program as part of the FY 2021 appropriations measure. Providing adequate child care resources to student parents will help to improve both college completion and affordability. Thank you for your consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bill Foster                         Kendra S. Horn                                        

Member of Congress        Member of Congress

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