U.S. Department of Education: College Assistance Migrant Program
The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is designed to assist migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or immediate family members of such workers) 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. This competition includes two competitive preference priorities and one invitational priority:
- 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 will be considered. These projects must address the following priority area: Creating or expanding partnerships between schools, local educational agencies, State educational agencies, businesses, not-for-profit 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 final budget period) will be considered for additional points under this priority. The applicant’s prior experience in implementing its expiring CAMP project will be considered, based on performance information to include 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.
- Invitational Priority— Projects proposed by ‘‘novice applicants.’’ For the purposes of this priority, a novice applicant is any applicant that has never received a grant or subgrant under CAMP.
Amount: Approximately $5,430,383 is available to make up to 13 awards ranging from $180,000–$425,000 and averaging $417,722 for a period of up to 60 months.
Eligibility: IHEs or private nonprofit organizations. If a private nonprofit organization other than an IHE applies for a CAMP grant, that agency must plan the project in cooperation with an IHE and must propose to operate the project with the facilities of that IHE.
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