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Deadline: April 9, 2019

U.S. Department of Education: College Assistance Migrant Program

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) provides academic and financial support to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family who are enrolled or are admitted for enrollment on a full-time basis at an institution of higher education (IHE) complete their first academic year.

CAMP includes two competitive preference priorities.

Competitive Preference Priority 1—Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) Education, With a Particular Focus on Computer Science: Projects designed to improve student achievement or other educational outcomes in one or more of the following areas: Science, technology, engineering, math, or computer science. These projects must address the following priority area: Creating or expanding partnerships between schools, local educational agencies, State educational agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, or IHEs to give students access to internships, apprenticeships, or other work-based learning experiences in STEM fields, including computer science

Competitive Preference Priority 2—Consideration of Prior Experience: Projects that are expiring (current CAMP grantees in their fifth year) will be considered for additional points under Competitive Preference Priority 2. The applicant’s prior experience in implementing its expiring CAMP project will be considered, based on performance report information to include, but not limited to, the percentage of CAMP participants completing the first academic year of their postsecondary program and the percentage of CAMP participants who, after completing the first academic year of college, continue their postsecondary education.

Amount: A total of $4,823,000 is available to fund up to 12 grants ranging from $180,000-$425,000 and averaging $402,000. The project period is for five years.

Eligibility: IHEs or private non-profit organizations that plan their projects in cooperation with an IHE and propose to operate the project with the facilities of the IHE.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312757

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